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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. . . .
It's a deeply elaborated setting, new science fiction universe with it's own logical rules. For those, who like The Disk World but want something more serious, something closer to... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Ivan P
Interesting, thought provoking. This def should be part of your must reads :)Published 16 days ago by Redrose
A somewhat interesting story dragged out with no real ending. You're expected to read the The Long War to finish the story. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
Having read every Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, I came to this. If there is a shred of Pratchett in there, I suppose it would be in the Lobsang character. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Randle Brashear
A book worthy of two such great authors. With a premise different from so many sci-fi or fantasy books, this takes the reader on a journey over worlds that are different but the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
The Long Earth introduces us to a new possibility. What if we found more than enough resources to grow to even larger numbers than before? Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Interesting idea, and lots of philosophy. Started a but slow but then got me hooked. Definitely will want to read the second book.Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer