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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.
While the story's premise is intriguing, I felt the that it just dragged on and on. I won't hang around for the sequels.Published 6 days ago by Henry Sanchez
Very different from the Disc World books. The concept was great scifi and it was interesting, but I can't help feeling that too much was unexplained and I was disappointed with... Read morePublished 6 days ago by A-J
A fun book that gripped me from page one with a fun concept and great pace to the storyPublished 12 days ago by Ron Pizarro
I tried reading this when it first came but put it down after about 40 pages. It just wasn't pulling me in and was strangely hard to follow. Read morePublished 12 days ago by E. Truman
The existence of parallel universes, extending infinately "east" and "west" from our own, has been discovered. Read morePublished 17 days ago by John Lawson
My favorite SF books are those that break the least rules of science and make logical speculations on the results. This is just such a book. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
I love Terry Pratchett so you can imagine how excited I was when I saw he'd written a new science fiction novel. In fact three of them! And what an intriguing title! Read morePublished 23 days ago by Melanie D. Typaldos
It is a fascinating concept and kept me turning the pages with high expectations!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer