What would you do if you woke up and found yourself in a parallel universe under an alien sky? This is the question Zax Delatree must answer every time he closes his eyes.
Every time Zax Delatree falls asleep, he travels to a new reality. He has no control over his destination and never knows what he will see when he opens his eyes. Sometimes he wakes up in technological utopias, and other times in the bombed-out ruins of collapsed civilizations. All he has to live by are his wits and the small aides he has picked up along the way - technological advantages from techno-utopias, sedatives to escape dangerous worlds, and stimulants to extend his stay in pleasant ones.
Thankfully, Zax isn't always alone. He can take people with him, if they're unconscious in his arms when he falls asleep. But someone unwelcome is on his tail, and they are after something that Zax cannot spare - the blood running through his veins, the power to travel through worlds...
File Under: Science Fiction [ Green Power | Sweat Dreams | Waking Nightmare | Zax of all Trades ]
About the Author
TIM PRATT is a Hugo Award-winning SF and fantasy author, and has been a finalist for World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Stoker, Mythopoeic, and Nebula Awards, among others. He is the author of over twenty novels, most recently The Deep Woods and Heirs of Grace, and scores of short stories. His work has been reprinted in The Best American Short Stories, The Year's Best Fantasy, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, and other nice places. Since 2001 he has worked for Locus, the magazine of the science fiction and fantasy field, where he currently serves as senior editor. He lives in Berkeley, CA with his wife and son.
"Just the thing" – Publishers Weekly
"Pratt’s skillful worldbuilding will appeal to sf fans." – Library Journal
"Welcome escapist fare in these stressful times.” - Guardian
"A compelling tale reminiscent of the episodic explorations of Doctor Who... Pratt uses his rich imagination to craft a vast variety of possibilities." – Booklist
PRAISE FOR TIM PRATT
“Pratt’s high-tech universe of tangled alien half-truths and hidden motivations provides a fascinating setting for a gripping series that has plenty of room for future surprises.” – Publishers Weekly, on The Forbidden Stars
“High-stakes action” – Locus
"Tim Pratt has created a space opera for today–one filled with diverse characters and cultures that feel nuanced enough to be real." – B&N Sci Fi & Fantasy Blog, on The Wrong Stars
“Tim Pratt is in the vanguard of the next generation of master American fantasists.” – Jay Lake, John W Campbell Award-winning author of Into the Gardens of Sweet Night
“Tim Pratt lures you in with his writing style and penchant for the dramatic and dangerous.” – British Fantasy Society