Monday, December 28, 2015

Top ten parallel worlds in fiction

Christopher Edge's latest book is The Many Worlds of Albie Bright. At the Guardian he tagged his top ten parallel worlds in fiction, including:
Coraline by Neil Gaiman

In a parallel world, I never bunked off school at the age of fourteen to go to a Neil Gaiman signing in a comic book shop. In that universe I never had that moment of inspiration that made me realise that becoming a writer wasn’t an impossible dream. Maybe in that world I’ve got buttons for eyes, just like the Other Mother in Coraline, who lurks behind a locked door in a sinister parallel world that’s an eerie reflection of Coraline’s own.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Coraline appears among Aliette de Bodard's five creepiest monsters in fantasy, Shaun Byron Fitzpatrick's top seven awesomely scary novels, and Sam Leith's top ten alternative realities.

--Marshal Zeringue