The Long Earth
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... show more
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.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: June 25th 2013
Pages no: 418
Edition language: English
Series: The Long Earth (#1)
This book is about 86.5% world building that quickly becomes tedious, 13% set-up for future books, and .5% actual plot. It’s got traces of Pratchett’s humor here and there, but not nearly enough to save it. It’s a really cool premise and I can see why some people love it, but ugh. I have never bee...
Series: The Long Earth #1 Narrated by Michael Fenton-Stevens For some reason I enjoyed this more as an audiobook than when I read it for the first time in print (that experience only merited 3 stars). I was entertained, and it started to feel more like Terry Pratchett had crammed all of his life...
Well, I can't say as I'd ever pick up another book in this series, but I *did* enjoy this book.I haven't read a lot of Pratchett or Baxter, so I had no true standards or expectations going into it. I think that helped.The one big thing that bothers me about The Long Earth is that it... rambles. You ...
This feels more like Stephen Baxter listened in on Terry Pratchett mumbling his ideas with his ear to a glass as opposed to them being in the same room together. I tried my hardest to like it; Pratchett is my favourite author and his Discworld series are undeniably beautiful. Disappointing, but when...
The storyline of "The Long Earth" was fairly simple, but the underlying meaning of it was as deep and infinite as you can imagine. The concept that there could be parallel earths and what that really means actually kept me up at night. Just thinking about the possibilities... The problems... The rea...