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War has come to the Long Earth....

Humankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by stepping, which Joshua and Lobsang explored a mere decade ago. Now "civilization" flourishes, and fleets of airships link the multiple Earths through exploration, trade, and culture.

Humankind is shaping the Long Earth, but in turn the Long Earth is shaping humankind. A new America that has christened itself "Valhalla" has emerged more than a million steps from the original Datum Earth. And like the American revolutionaries of old, the Valhallans resent being controlled from afar by the Datum government.

In the intervening years, the song of the trolls — graceful, hive-mind humanoids — has suffused the Long Earth. But in the face of humankind's inexorable advance, they are beginning to fall silent... and gradually disappear.

Joshua, now married and a father, is summoned by Lobsang. It seems that he alone can confront the perfect storm of crises that threatens to plunge all of the Long Earth into war.

A war unlike any that has been waged before...

Synopsis:

The Long War by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter follows the adventures and travails of heroes Joshua Valiente and Lobsang in an exciting continuation of the extraordinary science fiction journey begun in their New York Times bestseller The Long Earth.

A generation after the events of The Long Earth, humankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by "stepping." A new "America" — Valhalla — is emerging more than a million steps from Datum — our Earth. Thanks to a bountiful environment, the Valhallan society mirrors the core values and behaviors of colonial America. And Valhalla is growing restless under the controlling long arm of the Datum government.

Soon Joshua, now a married man, is summoned by Lobsang to deal with a building crisis that threatens to plunge the Long Earth into a war unlike any humankind has waged before.

About the Author

Sir Terry Pratchett's many honors include the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Printz Honor, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, Britain's Carnegie Medal, the American Library Association's Margaret A. Edwards Award for lasting contribution to young adult literature, and the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award. His books have sold more than 75 million copies worldwide. Knighted for his "services to literature," Sir Terry lives in England with his wife and many cats.

Stephen Baxter is an acclaimed, multiple-award-winning author whose many books include the Xeelee sequence, the Time Odyssey trilogy (written with Arthur C. Clarke), and The Time Ship, a sequel to H. G. Wells's classic The Time Machine. He lives in England.

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Jeffrey Bluhm, May 4, 2014 (view all comments by Jeffrey Bluhm)
Solid follow up to The Long Earth. Characters are genuine and the plot follows several threads throughout. There is no concluding resolution, as there will be more book(s) to follow, but it remains interesting to see how the authors extrapolate the science of multiverses into a dramatic, fun read.
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Adriana Mustard, November 21, 2013 (view all comments by Adriana Mustard)
This is the next book I'd like to read, I am currently reading The Long Earth and I am enjoying it a lot! I have always enjoyed reading Terry Prachett novels. He is one of my favorite authors.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780062067777
Author:
Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
Publisher:
Harper
Author:
Pratchett, Terry
Author:
Baxter, Stephen
Subject:
Science / Adventure
Subject:
Popular Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 22.8 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The Long War by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter follows the adventures and travails of heroes Joshua Valiente and Lobsang in an exciting continuation of the extraordinary science fiction journey begun in their New York Times bestseller The Long Earth.

A generation after the events of The Long Earth, humankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by "stepping." A new "America" — Valhalla — is emerging more than a million steps from Datum — our Earth. Thanks to a bountiful environment, the Valhallan society mirrors the core values and behaviors of colonial America. And Valhalla is growing restless under the controlling long arm of the Datum government.

Soon Joshua, now a married man, is summoned by Lobsang to deal with a building crisis that threatens to plunge the Long Earth into a war unlike any humankind has waged before.

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