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The dazzling new science fiction adventure from the extraordinary imaginations of Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter - the fourth novel in a collaborative series that has been hailed as 'sense-of-wonder SF at its best' (Independent on Sunday).

2045-2059. After the cataclysmic upheavals of Step Day and the Yellowstone eruption humanity is spreading further into the Long Earth, and society, on a battered Datum Earth and beyond, continues to evolve.
Now an elderly and cantankerous AI, Lobsang lives in disguise with Agnes in an exotic, far-distant world. He’s convinced they’re leading a normal life in New Springfield – they even adopt a child – but it seems they have been guided there for a reason. As rumours of strange sightings and hauntings proliferate, it becomes clear that something is very awry with this particular world.
Millions of steps away, Joshua is on a personal journey of discovery: learning about the father he never knew and a secret family history. But then he receives a summons from New Springfield. Lobsang now understands the enormity of what’s taking place beneath the surface of his earth – a threat to all the worlds of the Long Earth.
To counter this threat will require the combined efforts of humankind, machine and the super-intelligent Next. And some must make the ultimate sacrifice . . .

Reviews

There's plenty of fun to be had from this . . . a hymn to the joys of unfettered world-building . . . but if the pace of plotting is gentle, the restless inventiveness more than compensates.

Adam Roberts, GUARDIAN

Rich in an awe-inspiring sense of wonder, with mind-boggling concepts thrown out like sparks from a Catherine wheel.

Barry Forshaw, INDEPENDENT

A triumph . . . brings fresh and exciting concepts to an SF staple (paralell worlds) while keeping credible human characters at their heart . . . as testament both to the diversity of Sir Terry Pratchett's writing, and the skill of Stephen Baxter's, The Long Earth series deserves a place on the bookshelves of hardcore SF fans and general readers alike.

David Barnett, INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

The Long Earth novels are beautifully visual and wittily imagined . . . The Long Utopia . . . serves to remind us just how bewitching and rich this series is, how beautiful is its writing, and vivid its imagination.

FOR WINTER NIGHTS

There's the sense of two enviably talented writers having fun as they play in an infinite fictional universe.

Jonathan Wright, SFX

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780552169363

    February 29, 2016

    Corgi

    448 pages

    RRP $26.00

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780857521774

    July 1, 2015

    Doubleday

    368 pages

    RRP $37.00

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  • Hardback

    9780857521767

    June 15, 2015

    Doubleday

    368 pages

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  • Audio Book

    9781846574290

    July 15, 2015

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  • EBook

    9781448167647

    June 18, 2015

    Transworld Digital

    448 pages

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Also by Terry Pratchett

Father Christmas’s Fake Beard
Good Omens
The Shepherd's Crown
The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner
The Long Cosmos
Seriously Funny
The Discworld Atlas
Shaking Hands With Death
Mrs Bradshaw's Handbook
A Slip of the Keyboard
Dragons at Crumbling Castle
The Abominable Snowman
The Long Mars
Dodger's Guide to London
Raising Steam
The Long War
The Science Of Discworld
The Science of Discworld IV
Discworld: The Ankh Morpork Map
The Compleat Ankh-Morpork
A Blink of the Screen
Dodger
The Long Earth
The World of Poo

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Star Wars: Catalyst
Lament for the Fallen
Creation Machine
Dust
Starship
Maximum Ride: Fang
The One
Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet
Doctor Who: In the Blood
Star Wars: Bloodline
Doctor Who and the Zarbi