The Long War
The Long Earth is open. Humanity has spread across untold worlds linked by fleets of airships encouraging exploration, trade and culture. But while mankind may be shaping the Long Earth, the Long Earth is, in turn, shaping mankind – and a collision of crises is looming. More than a million steps... show more
The Long Earth is open.
Humanity has spread across untold worlds linked by fleets of airships encouraging exploration, trade and culture.
But while mankind may be shaping the Long Earth, the Long Earth is, in turn, shaping mankind – and a collision of crises is looming. More than a million steps from the original Earth a new America is emerging – a young nation that resents answering to the Datum government.
And the trolls – those graceful, hive-mind humanoids whose song once suffused the Long Earth – are, in the face of man’s inexorable advance, beginning to fall silent…and to disappear.
It was Joshua Valienté who, with the omniscient being known as Lobsang, first explored these multiple worlds. And it is to Joshua that the Long Earth turns for help. For there is the very real threat of war…
…a war unlike any fought before.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2014-07-22
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
Series: The Long Earth (#2)
Okay, mostly it's just a mind-tour through infinite possible worlds. And that's fine. There's also a bit of Star Trek: The Next Generation-like advising in a supremely wise manner. And I like that, too. There isn't a war, which I probably prefer to skip, although it does make the title misleading. T...
Hmmm, two books in and I’m still kind of unsure how much I actually like this series...Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love the underlying concept of a chain of (apparently) countless Earths (known collectively as ‘The Long Earth’), of which our own is merely a single link, each existing in its own...
Terry Pratchett loves cat but I'm not sure how he feels about dogs considering the dogs in this book. But that's okay, he loves cats. His cat apparently tried to eat hamsters once. The Cat is not grooming the hamster in the pic, but taste testing For the record, I love Pratchett's work, and...
The Long War is the sequel to Pratchett and Baxter's earlier novel, The Long Earth, which asked the question: what if humanity suddenly had access to a billion Earths, all subtly different variations on the original?I was kind of expecting The Long War to be a sort of hate letter to humanity, from t...
For the record, I love Pratchett's work, and the three books I read by [a:Stephen Baxter|20295|Stephen Baxter|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1223817214p2/20295.jpg] I enjoyed. I was thrilled they were working together. It should be noted, however, that I am a reader, not a fan as Pra...