The Long Earth
Book 1, Long Earth - (Long Earth 1)
Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter
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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 in the trees. Where has the mud, blood and blasted landscape of No Man's Land gone?
2015: Madison, Wisconsin. Cop Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive (some said mad, others dangerous) scientist when she finds a curious gadget - a box containing some wiring, a three-way switch and a...potato. It is the prototype of an invention that will change the way Mankind views his world for ever.
And that is an understatement if ever there was one...
From Publishers Weekly
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The Long Earth
This is nothing like Iain Banks, oh somebody mentioned parallel universe.....oh it must be the same book then!!!
If the Mr & Mrs negatives of this world, looked up from their constant complaining, they might actually see things from a new exciting & different angle, if I know Banks, his work is very dark, yes compelling & ground breaking, but also much more violent & hard core. On the other hand T. Pratchett is a totally different writer, any well read, literate person would see that. I for one actually like the sound of T.Ps slant more so than Banks, & will definitely look to purchase this book when it comes out.
Just one more dig at the critics......the book isn't out yet so, let's not jump to conclusions yet, unless of course you are judging a book by its cover!!
Nothing Terry Pratchett writes will ever be anything like anything anyone else has ever written.
Plagiarism. Pratchett. Get real.
Read first, criticize later...
Banks fan: Yes
Pratchett fan: Yes
Read this book yet and therefore able to make anything other than an indication of excitement: No...but I'm certainly excited!
Being critical is, it seems, sport to some and a source of entertainment to others. If other fans are anything like me they will only be more driven to buy this book THE DAY it is published! I've no doubt this will be time well spent with a nice cup of tea or by the pool.