Title: Book One of A Crisis of Two Worlds: SlipStream
Author: Michael Offutt
Publisher: Double Dragon Publishing Inc.
Jordan Pendragon is crazy good at fixing situations that have gone bad. It’s a talent prized by his high school ice hockey team. However, when a car accident puts Jordan in the hospital, he wakes up with more than just an amazing slapshot in his toolbox. Jordan can manipulate space-time and in just a few weeks, he’ll depend on it to save his life.
When earthlings detonated the first atomic bomb in 1945, something incredible happened. The detonation triggered an extinction level event on a parallel world. A computer program saved humanity and became the ruler of this place. However, its brilliant mind fragmented and became insane.
Jordan’s power strands him in this nightmare universe. To get home, he becomes a professional in a sport where athletes are killed to boost network ratings. To survive, he discovers that the most broken among us can be fixed and that love is unpredictable. Near the end, he also learns a startling truth about his own birth. If he fails to fix the computer’s insanity, both Earth and this sister world are doomed.
SlipStream is an adventures book that takes you between two worlds. One of them is our world and the other named Avalon. Jordan Pendragon is a talented ice hockey player and when he gets into an accident he discovers he has new powers, named slipstream (later found out in the book, which distortions space and time at his will). Slipstream, as is later defined, takes both his sister, Kathy, Jordan and Kolin (resident of Avalon) to an alternate dimension where a computer program rulers over the land which has gone insane. There, Jordan has to play in a dangerous game of ice hockey, where it’s not much of teamwork but of skills you have to have to not be killed by the opposing team or by the audience.
Unseen forces take these travelers throughout this world to help out Avalon’s ruler before going completely insane and also save Earth and his sister.
Reviewed By: Jen