Best parallel universe / multiverse books

A parallel universe or alternative reality is a hypothetical self-contained separate reality coexisting with one's own. A specific group of parallel universes is called a multiverse. The fantasy genre has long employed parallel universes and alternate realities with Diana Wynne Jones' Chrestomanci series, Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials and Stephen King’s Dark Tower series being quality examples. Below you will find book reviews on the three aforementioned series and more.

Northern Lights

1. Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
His Dark Materials: Book 1
Score: 118
Our rating: 9.0 | 28 positive reader reviews

The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe

2. The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe by CS Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia: Book 2
Score: 107
Our rating: 9.8 | 9 positive reader reviews

The Magician\'s Nephew

3. The Magician's Nephew by CS Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia: Book 1
Score: 102
Our rating: 8.5 | 17 positive reader reviews

The Gunslinger

4. The Gunslinger by Stephen King
The Dark Tower series: Book 1
Score: 100
Our rating: 9.6 | 4 positive reader reviews

Something Rotten

5. Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
Thursday Next: Book 4
Score: 100
Our rating: 10.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Drawing of the Three

6. The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King
The Dark Tower series: Book 2
Score: 99
Our rating: 9.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Waste Lands

7. The Waste Lands by Stephen King
The Dark Tower series: Book 3
Score: 97
Our rating: 9.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Amber Spyglass

8. The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
His Dark Materials: Book 3
Score: 96
Our rating: 9.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

Wizard and Glass

9. Wizard and Glass by Stephen King
The Dark Tower series: Book 4
Score: 96
Our rating: 9.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

The Woman Who Died a Lot

10. The Woman Who Died a Lot by Jasper Fforde
Thursday Next: Book 7
Score: 96
Our rating: 9.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

First Among Sequels

11. First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde
Thursday Next: Book 5
Score: 96
Our rating: 9.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Oversight

12. The Oversight by Charlie Fletcher
Oversight Trilogy #1
Score: 96
Our rating: 9.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

One of our Thursdays is Missing

13. One of our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde
Thursday Next: Book 6
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Eyre Affair

14. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Thursday Next: Book 1
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

The City and the City

15. The City and the City by China Mieville
Score: 94
Our rating: 9.2 | 2 positive reader reviews

The Magicians

16. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
The Magicians series: Book 1
Score: 94
Our rating: 9.0 | 4 positive reader reviews

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

17. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
Score: 94
Our rating: 9.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Subtle Knife

18. The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
His Dark Materials: Book 2
Score: 93
Our rating: 9.0 | 3 positive reader reviews

Prince Caspian

19. Prince Caspian by CS Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia: Book 4
Score: 93
Our rating: 9.0 | 3 positive reader reviews

Wolves of the Calla

20. Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King
The Dark Tower series: Book 5
Score: 93
Our rating: 9.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Horse And His Boy

21. The Horse And His Boy by CS Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia: Book 3
Score: 91
Our rating: 8.5 | 6 positive reader reviews

The Lathe of Heaven

22. The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula Le Guin
Score: 91
Our rating: 9.1 | 0 positive reader reviews

Lost in a Good Book

23. Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
Thursday Next: Book 2
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Well of Lost Plots

24. The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
Thursday Next: Book 3
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Magician\'s Land

25. The Magician's Land by Lev Grossman
The Magicians series: Book 3
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Dark Tower

26. The Dark Tower by Stephen King
The Dark Tower series: Book 7
Score: 89
Our rating: 8.8 | 1 positive reader reviews

The Magician King

27. The Magician King by Lev Grossman
The Magicians series: Book 2
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.7 | 1 positive reader reviews

The Long Earth

28. The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett
Long Earth #1
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

29. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by CS Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia: Book 5
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

The Silver Chair

30. The Silver Chair by CS Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia: Book 6
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.4 | 2 positive reader reviews

The Long Mars

31. The Long Mars by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
Long Earth #3
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Last Battle

32. The Last Battle by CS Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia: Book 7
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Neverending Story

33. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
Score: 79
Our rating: 7.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

Song of Susannah

34. Song of Susannah by Stephen King
The Dark Tower series: Book 6
Score: 78
Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Long Utopia

35. The Long Utopia by Terry Pratchett
Long Earth #4
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Long War

36. The Long War by Terry Pratchett
Long Earth #2
Score: 55
Our rating: 5.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Last Dark

37. The Last Dark by Stephen Donaldson
The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant: Book 4
Score: 50
Our rating: 5.0 | 0 positive reader reviews