Kal Anders leaves his solitary home on an alternate Earth where he has been sequestered for four years. He takes off, not for his home reality, but into the metaxia, that vast and ponderous alternothing that separates each parallel world from all the others. Extraordinary wonders await him, but so do terrible dangers. Including one from the very home that sent him away so many years ago... More
At the age of twelve, Kal sprang from the starting block into the pool, his teammates cheering him on. He felt the rush of the air, the crash of the water, but he never finished the heat. He awoke two years later on a world that was Earth, but not quite Earth, and discovered he could never return home.
After four years of exile, he can finally escape into the metaxia, the unspace between universes, and realize his dream of exploring alternate realities.
Supremely advanced cultures and wonders of immeasurable beauty await him. But so do worlds mired in social decay, and those filled with dangerous, exotic forms of life.
Armed only with defensive nanotechnology and a computer pad, Kal travels from one alternate Earth to another. He embarks on a new kind of voyage as he navigates the infinity of possibilities: a voyage along the catastrophe of notions.