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Shannon Reel, January 5, 2013 (view all comments by Shannon Reel)
Touching and thoughtful, wonderful implementation of the multiverse theory. Obviously set up to become a series, but I don't mind at all!
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Kelly L, August 2, 2012 (view all comments by Kelly L)
This is the book you've been waiting for: that perfect blend of science, humanity, and fun. Pratchett and Baxter deliver an imaginative and action-packed story about Stepping past the bounds of this earth into another one, and another one, and another. But where will the earths end? And are humans the only ones who are Stepping? Read to find out.
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Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
Baxter, Stephen
Pratchett, Terry
General Fiction
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Adventure
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Long Earth
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9 x 6 x 1.25 in 22.8 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this thought-provoking collaboration, Pratchett (the Discworld series) and Baxter (Stone Spring) create an infinity of worlds to explore. A revolutionary process known as Stepping has allowed humanity access to an unlimited number of parallel Earths, all devoid of human life. The further one travels, the stranger the variant worlds become. Joshua Valiente, one of a rare breed who can Step without external help, is hired by the transEarth Institute to travel by airship across the Long Earth, exploring as far as possible. Accompanied by Lobsang, a Tibetan reincarnated as an artificial intelligence, he journeys across millions of Earths, discovering just what sort of bizarre secrets lurk in the farthest reaches. The slow-burning plot plays second fiddle to the fascinating premise, and the authors seem to have more fun developing backstory and concepts than any real tension. An abrupt conclusion comes as an unwelcome end to this tale of exploration. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "Stay tuned for the next episode of a very old-fashioned sf quest yarn (think Jules Verne and 2001) that, since Pratchett is involved, is crammed with scientifically informed amusement."
"Review" by , "In this thought-provoking collaboration, Pratchett (the Discworld series) and Baxter (Stone Spring) create an infinity of worlds to explore...fascinating premise."
"Review" by , "The Long Earth is a brilliant Science Fiction collaboration with Stephen Baxter: a love letter to all Pratchett fans, readers, and lovers of wonder everywhere....This novel is a gift to be shared with anyone who loves to be amazed."
"Review" by , "The writing is elegant and witty....The worlds of the Long Earth are all richly rendered, and even the walk-on characters are deftly imagined...and the potential seems endless not just for the characters, but for Pratchett and Baxter as well."
"Synopsis" by , An unmissable milestone for fans of Sir Terry Pratchett: the first SF novel in over three decades in which the visionary inventor of Discworld has created a new universe of tantalizing possibilities — a series of parallel "Earths"; with doorways leading to adventure, intrigue, excitement, and an escape into the furthest reaches of the imagination. The Long Earth, written with award-winning novelist Stephen Baxter, author of Stone Spring, Ark, and Floodwill, captivate science fiction fans of all stripes, readers of Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen, and anyone who enjoyed the Terry Pratchett/Neil Gaiman collaboration Good Omens. The Long Earth is an adventure of the highest order — and an unforgettable read.
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