‘The Space Between Worlds’ is Nerdette’s January Book Club selection. Micaiah Johnson’s debut novel is a sci-fi epic about a young woman who travels to other planets that closely resemble Earth.
'The Space Between Worlds' is Nerdette's January Book Club selection. Micaiah Johnson's debut novel is a sci-fi epic about a young woman who travels to other planets that closely resemble Earth. Greta Johnsen / WBEZ

Nerdette Book Club: ‘The Space Between Worlds’

Micaiah Johnson’s debut novel takes you into the multiverse … and then defies expectations. Our book club panel breaks it all down.

'The Space Between Worlds' is Nerdette's January Book Club selection. Micaiah Johnson's debut novel is a sci-fi epic about a young woman who travels to other planets that closely resemble Earth. Greta Johnsen / WBEZ
‘The Space Between Worlds’ is Nerdette’s January Book Club selection. Micaiah Johnson’s debut novel is a sci-fi epic about a young woman who travels to other planets that closely resemble Earth.
'The Space Between Worlds' is Nerdette's January Book Club selection. Micaiah Johnson's debut novel is a sci-fi epic about a young woman who travels to other planets that closely resemble Earth. Greta Johnsen / WBEZ

Nerdette Book Club: ‘The Space Between Worlds’

Micaiah Johnson’s debut novel takes you into the multiverse … and then defies expectations. Our book club panel breaks it all down.

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Welcome to the Nerdette Book Club! Each month, we read a book and chat about it with a rotating group of panelists. This month’s pick is The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson.

In a lot of ways, this book is a classic, action-packed sci-fi novel about a multiverse. But as our panelists explain, Johnson skillfully twists a lot of archetypical tropes into something wholly unique.

Listen along as Nerdette host Greta Johnsen discusses the book with Ramtin Arablouei, co-host of NPR’s Throughline podcast, and Northwestern University journalism lecturer Arionne Nettles. We also hear from many of you!