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  • Published: 21 June 2012
  • ISBN: 9781446465738
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

The Long Earth

(Long Earth 1)




Now in paperback - The Long Earth - the first novel in an astonishing, mind-bending new series by the combined talents of the UK's bestselling novelist and a giant of British science fiction.

'A charming, absorbing and somehow spacious piece of imagineering' Guardian
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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...
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This is the first novel in The Long Earth series.

  • Published: 21 June 2012
  • ISBN: 9781446465738
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

About the authors

Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.

terrypratchett.co.uk

Stephen Baxter

Stephen Baxter is one of the UK's most acclaimed writers of science fiction and a multi-award winner. His many books include the classic Xeelee sequence, the Time's Odyssey novels (written with Arthur C. Clarke) and Time Ships, a sequel to H G Wells' The Time Machine. He lives in Northumberland.

Praise for The Long Earth

By turns thrillingly expansive, joyously inventive and utterly engrossing *****.

SFX magazine

***** 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

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

Wonderfully rich fantasy, full of ingenuity, humour and some rather deep thoughts

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