Scotto Moore's Wild Massive is a glorious web of lies, secrets, and humor in a breakneck, nitrous-boosted saga of the small rejecting the will of the mighty.
Welcome to the Building, an infinitely tall skyscraper in the center of the multiverse, where any floor could contain a sprawling desert oasis, a cyanide rain forest, or an entire world.
Carissa loves her elevator. Up and Down she goes, content with the sometimes chewy food her reality fabricator spits out, as long as it means she doesn’t have to speak to another living person.
But when a mysterious shapeshifter from an ambiguous world lands on top of her elevator, intent on stopping a plot to annihilate hundreds of floors, Carissa finds herself stepping out of her comfort zone. She is forced to flee into the Wild Massive network of theme parks in the Building, where technology, sorcery, and elaborate media tie-ins combine to form impossible ride experiences, where every guest is a VIP, the roller coasters are frequently safe, and if you don’t have a valid day pass, the automated defense lasers will escort you from being alive.
Wild Massive: The #1 destination for interdimensional war.
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“This is a stand-alone novel with material enough for six...By the halfway point, it had blown my mind twice... an audacious, genre-bending whirlwind.” —The New York Times on Battle of the Linguist Mages
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Moore (Battle of the Linguist Mages) delivers a gonzo adventure set in a transdimensional skyscraper whose tens of thousands of floors encompass a vast cross-section of alternate realities. Carissa, last survivor of a psychic race massacred by the authoritarian Association that rules much of the Building, has laid low in an elevator for many years. Then one of the shape-shifting Shai-Manak lands atop her home. The Shai-Manak people have been at war with the Association for decades, but this particular shape-shifter (who uses the pronouns ze and zir) is on the run from zir own kind even as ze embarks on a desperate mission of sabotage. Together, the two seek refuge in the Wild Massive chain of amusement parks, which dominate entire floors of the Building. Their subsequent escapades transcend both time and space as political schemes centuries in the making come to fruition. Throughout this sprawling, ambitious romp, Moore draws from numerous perspectives and gleefully embraces the inherent absurdity of both setting and premise, especially as metatextual aspects become increasingly blatant. With a centuries-long intermedia series that both reflects and shapes the history of the Association, unbelievably large theme roller coasters, and semi-sentient elevators, there's no shortage of wild ideas here. Readers are in for a rollicking trip through the fun house.
One of the most unique sci if epics in a long time. None of the plot line is telegraphed and the end is not revealed until literally the end. Interesting characters with an amazing foundation of the “building” with its own interesting history that an out of be a story on its own.
This is a book of improbabilities much like Zaphod Beeblebrox’s spaceship! Or along the same lines as Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency! I’ve been waiting for something this fresh to come along! I so enjoyed it!