Elsewhen Press signs Canadian satirist for comedy science fiction novel

We are thrilled to announce that Canadian satirist and author Ira Nayman, has signed a publishing deal for an undisclosed sum for a humourous science fiction novel, a spin-off from his popular Alternate Reality News Service. The novel, Welcome to the Multiverse (Sorry for the Inconvenience), follows the first case for Noomi Rapier, rookie investigator with The Transdimensional Authority – the organisation that regulates travel between dimensions. When a dead body is found slumped over a modified transdimensional machine, Noomi and her more experienced partner, Crash Chumley, must find the dead man’s accomplices and discover what they were doing with the technology. Their investigation leads them to a variety of realities where Noomi comes face-to-face with four very different incarnations of herself, forcing her to consider how the choices she makes and the circumstances into which she is born determine who she is.

Al Murray, Managing Publisher of Elsewhen Press said “Ira’s new novel is both an hilarious romp through multiple dimensions in a variety of alternate realities, and a gentle satire on fate, ambition and expectation. This is an exciting departure for Elsewhen Press; our first novel-length science fiction comedy. Welcome to the Multiverse (Sorry for the Inconvenience) will appeal to comedy fans who have been bereft of much good science-fiction fare these last eleven years. Ira’s style is at times surreal, even off-the-wall, with the humour flying at you from unexpected angles; he describes it as fractal humour. Anyone who has read his Alternate Reality News Service stories will know how funny Ira is. The characters we meet from around the multiverse deserve to become firm favourites with all fans of science fiction comedy.”

Elsewhen Press adopts a digital-first policy, initially publishing new titles in ebook format and subsequently in print editions. Welcome to the Multiverse (Sorry for the Inconvenience) by Ira Nayman will be published in a digital edition this autumn and in print early next year.

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Originally an Engineer, Pete has also been a publisher since 2006. He is responsible for the technical side of production of our titles, striving to ensure that the quality does justice to Al’s designs. When he’s not editing, Pete is often to be found tweaking systems to make life easier, more efficient, or just that little bit more enjoyable. Pete’s dream was always to become a TechnoMage. When not immersed in Elsewhen Press activities, Pete is a Visiting Professor at the University of Life.

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