The Long War
The UK's bestselling novelist and a giant of British science fiction combine forces to write the first novel in an astonishing, mind-bending new series... The Long Earth. 1916: the Western Front. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong, and the... show more
The UK's bestselling novelist and a giant of British science fiction combine forces to write the first novel in an astonishing, mind-bending new series... The Long Earth. 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's an understatement if ever there was one. The Long Earth is the first in an exciting new collaboration between the creator of Discworld Terry Pratchett and the acclaimed SF writer Stephen Baxter.
Publish date: 2013-07-23
Publisher: Doubleday UK
Pages no: 400
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...
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...
2.5 starsIf you pick up this book based on the title you'd be disappointed. It carries on the story set-up in [b:The Long Earth|13147230|The Long Earth|Terry Pratchett|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1335532694s/13147230.jpg|18164154] but set 10 years later. Many worlds have now been pop...