“full-throttle comedy” – review of You Can’t Kill the Multiverse* on Amazing Stories

You Can't Kill the Multiverse* cover image
artwork: Hannah B Farrell

On the Amazing Stories website (great to see that illustrious name back again), David Kilman has written an enthusiastic review of Ira Nayman’s second novel in the Transdimensional Authority series, You Can’t Kill the Multiverse*.

After amusingly bemoaning the paucity of humorous SF/F (an opinion with which we feel forced to agree, although at the same time pointing out that by publishing by Ira’s great books we are trying to do something about it) David launches into a tantalising canter through the different threads in Ira’s novel that all lead inexorably to the concluding chapter. Some of these, he suggests, stand on their own: “The second chapter, ‘The Rhododendron Who Cried Foul at Teatime’ is simply brilliant. Were it broken out as a novella, I would consider it the funniest new SF/F novella I’ve read in the last ten years. It’s that good.” He goes on to add “I give it the ‘worth the price of admission’ tag.”

David describes Ira’s humour as “something of a kitchen sink style”, in that he throws everything, including the kitchen sink, at the reader in quick-fire humour. David writes that he “thoroughly enjoyed the book”, although he does point out that “if you prefer subtle humor, this is not the novel you were looking for”. He concludes by saying that he highly recommends that you give it a try.

You should read the full review yourself here, to enjoy David’s own humorous style.


* But You Can Mess With its Head