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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. . . .
Not the type of book you would expect from Terry Pratchett, but well worth the read for any Pratchett fan.
It's well written , has some engaging characters, a good plot line that is interesting, but it also goes on and on at times about nothing.
I do not like getting to the end of the book and wondering whether the publisher just left of the last chapters by mistake.
What would happen if you had the ability to visit another Earth & all it took was a simple device to "step" between them? Read morePublished 7 hours ago by Paul L.
I DID not know I beginning a book series. The initial premise was intriguing but insertion of lot devises that contradicted the science assertions just spoiled this for me. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Sharon Noullet
It is a delight to see a new series from Stephen Baxter. The collaboration with Terry Pratchett is highly successful.Published 9 days ago by John
This is not a Terry Pratchett novel. Please do not be fooled by having his name at the top of the cover. This is a straight-up Stephen Baxter novel. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Scott Eldridge
Very cool construct. They were very artful in crafting a very detailed and technical world that stays true to its laws of operation. I liked it. But I didn't love it. Read morePublished 17 days ago by stephanie williams
Author collaborations seem to be more common recently. This one has an unusual feature: it’s fairly obvious which author wrote which of the intertwined story lines. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Maridebarr
Perhaps one of my all-time favorite books (and I have read many). I'll admit that the plot and characters can be a little strange and hard to follow. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nathan Woodbury
Great concept, interesting to read, could have easily been five stars but the plot just doesn't go anywhere. Nothing happens. Ultimately pointless.Published 1 month ago by Billy