Today on Pop! Goes The Reader I’m excited to have partnered with author S.G. Wilson as we share the exclusive cover reveal for Steve’s middle grade debut, Me vs. The Multiverse: Pleased To Meet Me! Coming to a book store and library near you in August 4th 2020 from Random House Books For Young Readers, Me vs. The Multiverse is a story that asks the question “What if you suddenly met someone who’s you – only better?” Please read on to learn more about Me vs. The Multiverse, including an exclusive note from the author and an opportunity for one lucky reader to win an advance reader copy of the novel!
About S.G. Wilson
Alternate versions of S.G. Wilson from parallel Earths have worked a number of jobs: robot nursing home manager (Earth 10), flying carpet weaving instructor (Earth 56), Third Gondolier for Warlord Thud of the TransAmerican Waste (Earth 456), and chief strategist for the 2020 reelection campaign of President Martin Van Buren’s clone (Earth 132).
But the S.G. Wilson of this Earth has mostly been content to write stuff for magazines and spend time with his family in Austin, TX. He likes walking around, watching opening credit sequences for sitcoms from the 70s and 80s, and winning cats over to his side.
Book one of his debut middle-grade series, Me vs. the Multiverse: Pleased to Meet Me, arrives in this dimension on Aug. 4, 2020. He also co-hosts the This Week In The Multiverse podcast.
Though I’ve always loved stories in which characters meet their duplicates from parallel universes, they invariably leave me wanting more. I’m not talking about more action, suspense or drama — I want more talking. Why can’t Spock and Evil Spock spend a little more time just chilling out and trading notes? Why can’t the (older) Earth 2 Superman share his relationship advice with the Earth 1 Superman? Why can’t all the Ricks and Mortys stop horsing around and get real with each other, if only for a few minutes?
That’s why I wrote Me vs. the Multiverse: to see what it would be like if a bunch of copies of the same person gathered to talk about themselves. There’s still action, drama and suspense, but there’s talking too. And fart jokes.
Cover art by Aleksei Biskoff
Title Me vs. the Multiverse: Pleased to Meet Me
Author S.G. Wilson
Intended Target Audience Middle Grade
Publication Date August 4th 2020 by Random House Books For Young Readers
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An origami-obsessed kid named Meade gets invited to a convention for his duplicates from parallel Earths. But here’s the bummer: even among 99 versions of himself, he’s just as unpopular and all-around average as he is back home. Even so, the fate of countless worlds rests in his nimble fingers when he uncovers the sinister plot of his evil genius doppelgänger. Can he and other misfits from the convention save the multiverse from…themselves?
As an extra, exciting bonus, Steve has been kind enough to offer one lucky reader the opportunity to win an advance reader copy of Me vs. The Multiverse: Pleased To Meet Me! One winner will be chosen at random at the conclusion of the giveaway and the prize will be distributed by Steve when ARCs become available. This contest is open internationally. Please fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter!