The Long Earth: (Long Earth 1) - Long Earth (Paperback)
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The Long Earth: (Long Earth 1) - Long Earth (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 09/05/2013
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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...

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552164085
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 294 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
By turns thrillingly expansive, joyously inventive and utterly engrossing *****. * SFX magazine *
An absorbing collaborative effort from two SF giants...a marriage made in fan heaven - Pratchett's warmth and humanity allied to Baxter's extraordinarily fertile science-fictional imagination...there's much to enjoy...a charming, absorbing and somehow spacious piece of imagineering -- Adam Roberts * GUARDIAN *
The idea of parallel Earths is one of the most enduring that science fiction has given us, but rarely has it been explored with quite so much gusto as in this new novel by two of the giants of British speculative fiction...a triumph...accessible, fun and thoughtful -- David Barnett * INDEPENDENT *
***** Literary alchemy...In the hands of Pratchett and Baxter, the possibilites are almost infinite...a story that revels in big ideas...you can sense the excitement of the authors as they toy with the labyrinthine possibilities of their premise, and it's infectious...thrillingly expansive, joyously inventive and utterly engrossing * SFX *
[Pratchett] succeeds in working seamlessly with Baxter...adding a welcome shot of fun to the world of science fiction -- Alison Flood * SUNDAY TIMES *

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“A good book in 1st half and a great one on 2nd”

A good book with a great, if not new concept.

I'd give it 3.5 if it was possible, but I will go for 3 and not 4. It is a great book dealing with parallel worlds/realities and how the world reacts to them, tries... More

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“Great collaboration”

Terry Pratchett has been one of my favourite authors for years now: if his name's on a book then I buy it. This collaboration with the British science fiction author Stephen Baxter is a departure from his popular... More

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“Good, but not great”

I had been anticipating this book for a while as Terry Pratchett is one of my favourite authors, and I have enjoyed most, but not all, of Stephen Baxter's books.

They have taken the concept of parallel earths... More

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