Parallel Universes Science Fiction Books

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Books about alternate dimensions, specifically a parallel universe impinging upon our own or vice versa. The typical story might be about the discovery of technology that allows one to travel to another parallel dimension. Or on the flip side, others from another dimension invade our own. This is a rich sub-genre that's been mined heavily by science fiction writers. It's also one of those genres that can see a merge between fantasy, science fiction, and horror.
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The Mist

by Stephen King

if you are looking for your spooky horror about parallel universes coming to haunt you, dip into this one.
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Wildside

by Steven Gould

VOYA "Outstanding Books of the Year" selection
An American Library Association "Best Books" selection


Forget the lottery.

Teenager Charlie Newell has just discovered something that will make him and his friends billionaires. What if a world existed in which no humans ever evolved? No cities. No pollution. No laws. A fantastic world filled with unimaginable riches in which everything--everything--was yours just for the taking?

Charlie has found that world. And he plans to use it to make him and his friends rich.

There is a problem: How do you keep something this big a secret?
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Outrageous Fortunes: A Novel Of Alternate Histories

by Steven W. White

Shy amateur historian Randy Sullivan, age 23 and unhappy with his life, is approached by his double from a parallel Los Angeles, a bombastic physicist and inventor who calls himself "Sully." Using a form of sideways time travel, they step out of this reality and visit versions of Earth stranger than Randy has ever imagined... and those so eerily close as to be just out of reach.

But all is not well back home. Randy's out-of-control adolescent brother and sister are left in the care of his cool-headed and gorgeous neighbor Penelope - the love of Randy's life. They are stranded by encroaching California wildfires. The flames are drawing near and time is running out.

And Sully, genius and connoisseur of a thousand worlds, has a secret plan of his own - and it does not involve Randy Sullivan ever getting home alive.
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Yellow Blue Tibia

by Adam Roberts

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A group of Soviet authors are shocked to watch the science fiction story they wrote 40 years ago slowly come to life in this fantastic tale from the author of Swiftly 

 

In Russia, the year is 1946 and with the Nazis recently defeated, Stalin gathers half a dozen of the top Soviet science fiction authors in a dacha in the countryside. Convinced that the defeat of America is only a few years away—and equally convinced that the Soviet Union needs a massive external threat to hold it together—Stalin orders the writers to compose a massively detailed and highly believable story about an alien race poised to invade the earth. The little group of writers gets down to the task and spends months working until new orders come from Moscow to immediately halt the project. The scientists obey and live their lives until, in the aftermath of Chernobyl, the survivors gather again, because something strange has happened: the story they invented in 1946 is starting to come true.

BSFA
John W. Campbell
Arthur C. Clarke
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