Tripping the Multiverse (Jade and Antigone Book One)

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SCI-FI COMEDY

Contemporary

Alison Lyke

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Logline

Rival science journalists, Jade and Anti, gain multidimensional superpowers after attending a disastrous wormhole experiment. The women must learn to work together as their powers grow because their lives, and the entire universe, is on the line.

Genre

Sci-fi,Comedy

Short Summary

Journalists Jade and Antigone (Anti) attend a failed Hadron collider experiment where shy, academic Jade shows her distaste for the boisterous and careless Anti. The experiment gives Jade shapeshifting abilities and Anti can see portals into other worlds.


Jade and Anti travel through multiple dimensions. First, to save a fellow journalist and then to find the rogue research director, Harriet, to keep her from causing paradoxes among alternate realities. Jade and Anti fix the Harriet paradox and end up friends and roommates.

Setting

snowy Northern U.S.; hadron collider lab; other dimensions

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Information not completed

Main Character Details

Name: Antigone

Age: 27

Gender: Lgbt

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Clumsy,Empathetic,Engaging,Funny,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Jade

Age: 28

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex,Educated,Skillful,Secretive

Additional Character Details

Name: Harriet

Age: 46

Gender: Female

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Complex,Desperate,Educated,Secretive,Manipulative

Additional Character Details

Name: Dr. Gustavo Osborne

Age: 64

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Confident,Engaging,Narcisstic,Visionary

Development Pitch

Tripping the Multiverse is fun, light science fiction with engaging characters and an imaginative plot. This kind of outrageous adventure will appeal to fans of Doctor Who and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Audiences are looking for movies and shows featuring well-written female characters with new, exciting superpowers; Jade and Anti have both. Over the course of their travels to strange and surreal worlds, Jade and Anti not only develop their new superpowers, they also forge a strong friendship that will carry the women through many more voyages to come.

About The Author

I'm an author and an English and Communications professor from Rochester, NY. I'm an insatiable reader and a dedicated writer. I've spent many years honing my skills and I now enjoy helping others find and explore their own voices. ​I write fantasy and science fiction and I aim to captivate and inspire. I've written two published novels: a modern mythology titled Honey, which came out in 2013 and Forever People, a cyberpunk science fiction slated to come out in the spring of 2019. I also regularly contribute poetry and short stories to literary magazines.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Black Rose Writing

Year Published: 2021

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

ISBN 10: 1684336260 ISBN 13: 978-1684336265

Genre

DRAMA, FANTASY

Brief

Jade and Antigone attend a scientific presentation that goes array. After, they begin to start showings of unusual abilities. The discovery of multi dimensions leads to to travel through many different worlds to stop Harriet from further disturbing the timelines.

Overall Rating

GOOD

Point of View

THIRD PERSON

Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: GOOD

Characterization: GOOD

Commerciality: GOOD

Franchise Potential: EXCELLENT

Pace: GOOD

Premise: GOOD

Structure: GOOD

Theme: GOOD

Accuracy of Book Profile

Yes, the book profile accurately reflects the book.

Draw of Story

The story begins with fun social dynamics and banter, followed by a scientific accident that leaves the main characters changed. The main characters are a couple of woman which is refreshing for the genre.

Possible Drawbacks

The story doesn't take enough time at world building and the science behind the story seems to easy. The characters move in and out of dimensions without much difficulties. They also easily traverse in each dimension, interacting with people without much difficulties. The science seems to easy and unrealistic.

Use of Special Effects

THE STORY RELIES HEAVILY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

Primary Hook of Story

The hook is that Antigone and Jade must search through multidimensions to stop Harriet from causing havoc on alternate realities after she loses her family. I would watch the movie for the science fiction, female leads and fantastical alternate dimensions.

Fanbase Potential

This could have a large fan base because it is science fiction and would piggy back of the surge in superhero stories. The characters are not superheroes but do possess unusual powers that are gained after a failed scientific experiment.

Awards Potential

This does not have awards potential. The character development is minimal as is the world building. It seems too easy for them to move through dimensions and back again without consequences. There is a lot of time spent on seeing the different dimensions than delving into the science behind it and the powers the main characters acquire. There is a lack of depth because of it.

Envisioned Budget

LARGE BUDGET

Similar Films/TV Series

ANNIHILATION, FANTASTIC FOUR, HIS DARK MATERIALS

What’s New About the Story

The story is original in the main characters are female in a science fiction/fantasy genre. The science of other dimensions have been done before. The story could be more unique if it delved into the science behind the story. That would set it apart from other stories.

Lead Characters

The lead characters stand out because they are diverse females. The main characters have different experiences that are complicated and not related to their sex.

Uniqueness of Story

This is not a rare gem but could be if more time is taken in flushing out the world. The science behind the plot should be explored more as well as how they can move in between dimensions so easily. At one point, they go in and out through the day and make it home for dinner. It isn't extraordinary.

Possible Formats

Film - Studio, Film - Streaming, TV Series - Cable, TV Series - Streaming

Analyst Recommendation

WORK IN PROGRESS

Justification

While the story has many positive points, it has room for improvement (see possible paths below). If you can't change the story at this point, my suggestion is using your notes as a guide to highlight the best aspects of it when taking the next steps, either putting a pitch page together, a treatment, or a presentation.

Tips for Improvement

The story needs to flush out some of its ideology. Visually, this story has a lot going for it but the world building is lacking. The science experiment happens in the first scenes without much development. They are in their first dimensions soon after and able to communicate and integrate into that world relatively easily. There needs to be more conflict and difficulties for the characters.