The Long Earth

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Now in paperback - The Long Earth - the first novel in an astonishing, mind-bending new series by the combined talents of the UK's bestselling novelist and a giant of British science fiction.

 
The Long Earth, Terry Pratchett

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 is an understatement if ever there was one...

Available Formats

  • Paperback
    $19.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9780552164085
    Published: 16/05/2013
    Imprint: Corgi
    Extent: 432 pages
  • eBook
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    ISBN: 9781446465738
    Published: 21/06/2012
    Imprint: Transworld Digital
    Extent: 432 pages
  • CD
    $49.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9781846573378
    Published: 01/07/2012
    Imprint: Audiobooks
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"By turns thrillingly expansive, joyously inventive and utterly engrossing *****." - SFX magazine

"An absorbing collaborative effort from two SF giants...a marriage made in fan heaven - Pratchett's warmth and humanity allied to Baxter's extraordinarily fertile science-fictional imagination...there's much to enjoy...a charming, absorbing and somehow spacious piece of imagineering" - Adam Roberts, GUARDIAN

"The idea of parallel Earths is one of the most enduring that science fiction has given us, but rarely has it been explored with quite so much gusto as in this new novel by two of the giants of British speculative fiction...a triumph...accessible, fun and thoughtful" - David Barnett, INDEPENDENT

"***** Literary alchemy...In the hands of Pratchett and Baxter, the possibilites are almost infinite...a story that revels in big ideas...you can sense the excitement of the authors as they toy with the labyrinthine possibilities of their premise, and it's infectious...thrillingly expansive, joyously inventive and utterly engrossing" - SFX

"[Pratchett] succeeds in working seamlessly with Baxter...adding a welcome shot of fun to the world of science fiction" - Alison Flood, SUNDAY TIMES

"Wonderfully rich fantasy, full of ingenuity, humour and some rather deep thoughts" - READERS' DIGEST

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Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett

Date: 2003-10-17
Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. Raising Steam is his fortieth Discworld novel. His books have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. After falling out with his keyboard he now talks to his computer. Occasionally, these days, it answers back.

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Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he is the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. Worldwide sales of his books now stand at 70 million, and they have been translated into thirty-seven languages.

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