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ISBN13: 9781616145415
ISBN10: 1616145412
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There is not one you. There are many yous. There is not one world. There are many worlds. Ours is one of billions of parallel earths.

When Everett Singh's scientist father is kidnapped from the streets of London, he leaves young Everett a mysterious app on his computer. Suddenly, this fourteen-year-old has become the owner of the most valuable object in the multiverse-the Infundibulum-the map of all the parallel earths, and there are dark forces in the Ten Known Worlds who will stop at nothing to get it. They've got power, authority, and the might of ten planets-some of them more technologically advanced than our Earth-at their fingertips. He's got wits, intelligence, and a knack for Indian cooking.

To keep the Infundibulum safe, Everett must trick his way through the Heisenberg Gate his dad helped build and go on the run in a parallel Earth. But to rescue his Dad from Charlotte Villiers and the sinister Order, this Planesrunner's going to need friends. Friends like Captain Anastasia Sixsmyth, her adopted daughter Sen, and the crew of the airship Everness.

Can they rescue Everett's father and get the Infundibulum to safety? The game is afoot! (For ages 12 & up)

Review:

"In this first YA novel from noted SF writer McDonald (The Dervish House), 14-year-old Everett Singh is still dealing with his parents' divorce when his quantum physicist father is kidnapped, and both the police and Everett's father's boss are acting strangely. Then Everett is emailed a complex computer program, the Infundibulum, which allows Everett, no slouch at math himself, to map out an infinite number of alternate worlds. Everett learns that his father was kidnapped because the governments of the so-called Ten Known Worlds want the Infundibulum for themselves. Soon he winds up in an alternate 'electropunk' England in which sophisticated dirigibles rule the skies; there he meets Sen, the pixyish pilot of the Everness, who initially attempts to steal his computer, but becomes a close ally. Athletic, brilliant, and always ahead of the game, Everett is too perfect, but it doesn't detract from the book's fun. McDonald writes with scientific and literary sophistication, as well as a wicked sense of humor. Add nonstop action, eccentric characters, and expert universe building, and this first volume of the Everness series is a winner. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Suddenly, teenaged Everett has become the owner of the most valuable object in multiverse the Infundibulum the map of all parallel earths is an app on his computer, and there are dark forces who will stop at nothing to get it.

About the Author

Ian McDonald is the author of Planesrunner, the first part of the Everness series. He has written thirteen science fiction novels-including the 2011 John W. Campbell Memorial Award winner for Best Novel, The Dervish House-and has lost count of the number of stories. He's been nominated for every major science fiction award, and even won some. Ian also works in television, in program development-all those reality shows have to come from somewhere-and has written for the screen as well as print. He lives in Northern Ireland, just outside Belfast, and loves to travel.

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Beverly B, August 4, 2013 (view all comments by Beverly B)
Planesrunner is a fun read - tons of action, supporting characters who are more interesting than the protagonist, culturally relevant themes, and no real surprises. It reminds me of a futuristic space age cross between Zorro and Star Trek. Young London teen, Everett, witnesses his brilliant scientist father being kidnapped. Everett's father discovered that there are many parallel earths, and he engineered a way to travel to them. One of those earths sent a goon squad to kidnap Everett's father, so they could steal his research. They, too, have the ability to travel to the other earths, and they want to be the only earth with that technology and the power that traveling from earth to earth gives them. Everett faces two huge crises. One, obviously, is to rescue his Dad. The second, even more terrifying, Everett has the plans the evil earth is desperate to get. How can he use the plans to travel to the parallel earths without being captured? How can he find and rescue his Dad without anyone discovering his secret? The people and places Everett encounters on his quest are great - interesting, funny, brash. The story seems to lose its way for a few chapters in the middle, but once the plot gets back on track, the action is non-stop right up to the resolution.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781616145415
Author:
Mcdonald, Ian
Publisher:
Pyr
Author:
McDonald, Ian
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Series:
Everness
Publication Date:
20111231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
269
Dimensions:
8.81 x 5.76 x 0.93 in 0.8125 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this first YA novel from noted SF writer McDonald (The Dervish House), 14-year-old Everett Singh is still dealing with his parents' divorce when his quantum physicist father is kidnapped, and both the police and Everett's father's boss are acting strangely. Then Everett is emailed a complex computer program, the Infundibulum, which allows Everett, no slouch at math himself, to map out an infinite number of alternate worlds. Everett learns that his father was kidnapped because the governments of the so-called Ten Known Worlds want the Infundibulum for themselves. Soon he winds up in an alternate 'electropunk' England in which sophisticated dirigibles rule the skies; there he meets Sen, the pixyish pilot of the Everness, who initially attempts to steal his computer, but becomes a close ally. Athletic, brilliant, and always ahead of the game, Everett is too perfect, but it doesn't detract from the book's fun. McDonald writes with scientific and literary sophistication, as well as a wicked sense of humor. Add nonstop action, eccentric characters, and expert universe building, and this first volume of the Everness series is a winner. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , Suddenly, teenaged Everett has become the owner of the most valuable object in multiverse the Infundibulum the map of all parallel earths is an app on his computer, and there are dark forces who will stop at nothing to get it.
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