Monday, December 28, 2015

Ten top 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:
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll

The parallel world that Alice enters in these two books is a much stranger world than our own, populated by peculiar creatures with a fondness for wordplay and grinning cats – so not too different from Twitter really. But while Alice reaches Wonderland by falling down a rabbit hole or stepping through a mirror in order to meet the Cheshire Cat, Albie Bright takes inspiration from Schrödinger’s Cat to travel to parallel worlds.
Read about another entry on the list.

Lewis Carroll's Alice stories are among Justin Scroggie's top ten list of books with secret signs. The White Knight in Alice Through the Looking Glass is one of David McKie's top 10 eccentrics in literature. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland popped up on Mark O'Connell's list of ten of the best songs based on books and Through The Looking Glass is among Christopher William Hill’s ten top fictional feasts in children's books.

--Marshal Zeringue