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“Stay tuned for the next episode of a very old-fashioned sf quest yarn (think Jules Verne and 2001) that, since Pratchett is involved, is crammed with scientifically informed amusement.” (Booklist)
“In this thought-provoking collaboration, Pratchett (the Discworld series) and Baxter (Stone Spring) create an infinity of worlds to explore… fascinating premise…” (Publishers Weekly)
“The Long Earth is a brilliant Science Fiction collaboration with Stephen Baxter: a love letter to all Pratchett fans, readers, and lovers of wonder everywhere… This novel is a gift to be shared with anyone who loves to be amazed.” (Io9)
“The writing is elegant and witty...The worlds of the Long Earth are all richly rendered, and even the walk-on characters are deftly imagined…and the potential seems endless not just for the characters, but for Pratchett and Baxter as well.” (Tor.com)
“ The Long Earth is the solid start of a series with infinite potential.” (Shelf Awareness)
The possibilities are endless. (Just be careful what you wish for. . . .)
1916: The Western Front. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong and the wind in the leaves. Where have the mud, blood, and blasted landscape of no-man's-land gone? For that matter, where has Percy gone?
2015: Madison, Wisconsin. Police officer Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive—some say mad, others allege dangerous—scientist who seems to have vanished. Sifting through the wreckage, Jansson find a curious gadget: a box containing some rudimentary wiring, a three-way switch, and . . . a potato. It is the prototype of an invention that will change the way humankind views the world forever.
The first novel in an exciting new collaboration between Discworld creator Terry Pratchett and the acclaimed SF writer Stephen Baxter, The Long Earth transports readers to the ends of the earth—and far beyond. All it takes is a single step. . . .See all Editorial Reviews
Couldn't get through the first 10 pages. Bought this for my son, didn't even load it on his kindle. Wish I could return it and get my 10 dollars back.Published 5 days ago by Palmerk
I have enjoyed Stephen Baxter for years, and he returns to form with the help of Terry Pratchett. Baxter's genius was revealed in the Manifold series, however he has failed to... Read morePublished 5 days ago by J. W. Feldman
We read this in my sci fi book club and it got mixed reviews. The main character lacks soul. The only breath of humor comes from his electronic companion. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Julie
This is a light read. Its entertaining. The characters could be developed better. The few they spent time on I liked. Read morePublished 27 days ago by J. D. Runyan
“The Long Earth is an adventure of the highest order—and an unforgettable read.” Putting aside the “adventure of the highest order” comment as being vague enough as to be almost... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Philip O'Reilly
I will come straight to the point: Terry Pratchett’s (RIP) and Stephen Baxter’s first book in their brilliant LONG EARTH series is just that - brilliant. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Greggorio!