The Long War
A generation after the events of The Long Earth, mankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by Stepping. Where Joshua and Lobsang once pioneered, now fleets of airships link the stepwise Americas with trade and culture. Mankind is shaping the Long Earth - but in turn the Long Earth is... show more
A generation after the events of The Long Earth, mankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by Stepping. Where Joshua and Lobsang once pioneered, now fleets of airships link the stepwise Americas with trade and culture. Mankind is shaping the Long Earth - but in turn the Long Earth is shaping mankind... A new 'America', called Valhalla, is emerging more than a million steps from Datum Earth, with core American values restated in the plentiful environment of the Long Earth - and Valhalla is growing restless under the control of the Datum government...Meanwhile the Long Earth is suffused by the song of the trolls, graceful hive-mind humanoids. But the trolls are beginning to react to humanity's thoughtless exploitation... Joshua, now a married man, is summoned by Lobsang to deal with a gathering multiple crisis that threatens to plunge the Long Earth into a war unlike any mankind has waged before.
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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...
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