River to the Multiverse

The Silver Sphere Series

Fiction - Anthology
212 Pages
Reviewed on 07/15/2023
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Reviewed by Jamie Michele for Readers' Favorite

River to the Multiverse by David Gittlin revolves around Jacob Cassel, an author, his spouse Amy, an astronomer, and an advanced AI, Arcon, that team up with Silenna, an alien scientist from Aneleya, a civilization lost to war. Amidst global attention, the four journey through space aboard the ASA Dauntless to answer a desperate plea for help, originating from a scientific vessel of Silenna's lost world. Unveiled in transit are remarkable facts about dwarf planets and introductions to a multi-dimensional universe through the Sagittarius A. Despite setbacks and sacrifices, their daring adventures in the hope of getting safely to New Aneleya could hold promise for the continuation of Silenna's peace initiative back on Earth.

David Gittlin blends organic personal interactions with meticulous world-building so that River to the Multiverse bridges the chasm. A prime example is when the Dauntless crew starts their day with breakfast while orbiting the Lagoon Nebula, an enchanting celestial body filled with vibrant gas clouds and star clusters. Silenna and Amy inject bright femme energy into a genre often dominated by alpha-male leads. Amy's handling of a delicate balance between crew dynamics and medical emergencies, alongside Silenna’s brave decision-making in the face of dire circumstances, like choosing to assist her endangered species, truly set them apart. Moments like the intense debate over rescuing Aneleyan survivors and grappling with their duties toward both humanity and Aneleyan refugees catapult the narrative's emotional depth. If you're a fan of heartfelt science fiction and adventure, The Silver Sphere Series is a must-read.

Pikasho Deka

River to the Multiverse is an absorbing stand-alone novella from David Gittlin's The Silver Sphere Series. After playing his part in saving the world, Jacob Cassell's mystery novels have topped the bestseller charts, making him and his beloved wife, Amy, an astronomer, overnight celebrities. Meanwhile, Jacob's extraterrestrial Aneleyan friend Silenna has just delivered a powerful speech at the UN when she receives an unexpected distress signal from an Aneleyan ship in a distant nebula. Sensing an opportunity, Silenna sets off on a rescue mission alongside Jacob, Amy, and the advanced AI Arcon aboard the Dauntless to save the last Aneleyan survivors. However, their arrival at the located coordinates coincides with an attack by three Oranian warships. With a severely unwell Silenna, the crew of the Dauntless must now risk entering a mysterious gateway to another universe.

David Gittlin delivers yet another captivating sci-fi adventure tale bound to entertain space opera readers. River to the Multiverse takes you on a journey through the cosmos, allowing you to explore the fascinating wonders and mysteries of the universe with some quirky and vibrant characters you can't help but love. Gittlin's witty and humor-filled dialogue ensures not a single dull moment in the book. Keeping a brisk pace, the author crafts an engaging plot with a few curveballs to take you by surprise. The stakes are high, but the lighthearted tone of the narrative makes for a delightful reading experience. I had a wonderful time reading the book, and honestly can't wait to read more novels from this series. Sci-fi fans shouldn't miss out on this one.