The Long Earth
Book 1, Long Earth
Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter
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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. . . .
From Publishers Weekly
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In the tradition of Arthur C Clarke, this novel makes you reconsider what it means to be human. Long Earth also examines how our relationship with Earth is woven into our humanity. Imaginative and very well written, I just wish it didn't end so abruptly.
Makes you want a west or east 1 earth where another terry pratchett evolved to make a sequel! I have read everything he has written and this is one of the best!
The long earth
Very imaginative and quite the journey, but ......didn't l eave me with my usual science fiction glow when I finished. Buy this in a couple of years when it is cheaper, there are better stories out there.