The Long Earth (The Long Earth, #1)

The Long Earth (The Long Earth, #1) Download The Long Earth The Long Earth, 1 Terry Pratchett Terrapin Info.co.uk From The Back Jacket NORMALLY, WHEN THERE WAS NOTHING TO DO, HE LISTENED TO THE SILENCE.The Silence Was Very Faint Here Almost Drowned Out By The Sounds Of The Mundane World Did People In This Polished Building Understand How Noisy It Was The Roar Of Air Conditioners And Computer Fans, The Susurration Of Many Voices Heard But Not Decipherable This Was The Office Of The TransEarth Institute, An Arm Of The Black Corporation The Faceless Office, All Plasterboard And Chrome, Was Dominated By A Huge Logo, A Chesspiece Knight This Wasn T Joshua S World None Of It Was His World In Fact, When You Got Right Down To It, He Didn T Have A World He Had All Of Them.ALL OF THE LONG EARTH From The Inside Jacket The Possibilites Are Endless Just Be Careful What You Wish For 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 Where Has The Mud, Blood And Blasted Landscape Of No Man S Land Gone For That Matter, Where Has Percy Gone 2015 Madison, Wisconsin Police Officer Monica Jansson Is Exploring The Burned Out Home Of A Reclusive Some Said Mad, Others Allege Dangerous Scientist Who Seems To Have Vanished Sifting Through The Wreckage, Jansson Finds A Curious Gadget A Box Containing Some Rudimentary Wiring, A Three Way Switch, Anda Potato It Is The Prototype Of An Invention That Will Change The Way Humankind Views The World Forever.The First Novel In An Exciting New Collaboration Between Discworld Creator Terry Pratchett And The Acclaimed SF Writer Stephen Baxter, The Long Earth Transports Readers To The Ends Of The Earth And Far Beyond All It Takes Is A Single Step.

Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second hand typewriter His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second hand typewriter His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983 In 1987, he turned to writing full time There are over 40 books in the Discworld series, of which four are written for children The first of these, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal A non Discworld book, Good Omens, his 1990 collaboration with Neil Gaiman, has been a longtime bestseller and was reissued in hardcover by William Morrow in early 2006 it is also available as a mass market paperback Harper Torch, 2006 and trade paperback Harper Paperbacks, 2006 In 2008, Harper Children s published Terry s standalone non Discworld YA novel, Nation Terry published Snuff in October 2011 Regarded as one of the most significant contemporary English language satirists, Pratchett has won numerous literary awards, was named an Officer of the British Empire for services to literature in 1998, and has received honorary doctorates from the University of Warwick in 1999, the University of Portsmouth in 2001, the University of Bath in 2003, the University of Bristol in 2004, Buckinghamshire New University in 2008, the University of Dublin in 2008, Bradford University in 2009, the University of Winchester in 2009, and The Open University in 2013 for his contribution to Public Service.In Dec of 2007, Pratchett disclosed that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer s disease On 18 Feb, 2009, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.He was awarded the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award in 2010.Sir Terry Pratchett passed away on 12th March 2015

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • The Long Earth (The Long Earth, #1)
  • Terry Pratchett
  • English
  • 18 October 2017
  • 0062067753

10 thoughts on “The Long Earth (The Long Earth, #1)

  1. says:

    Everyone loves Sir Terry I love Sir Terry I love the books have great respect for the man This review is simply my opinion of the success of this particular collaboration I ll be 1st in line for the next T.P book and I d even give T.P S.B another go From the slew of 4 5 reviews already on show I may be out on a limb on this one so don t listen to me give it a try Collaboration It s a word with an unfortunate aftertaste Collaborators get a bad rap Sir Terry Everyone loves Sir Terry I love Sir Terry I love the books have great respect for the man This review is simply my opinion of the success of th...

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    Science fiction is full of stories that go backwards and forwards they swing through the spectrum of time and explore the popular trope in all its possibilities Pratchett and Baxter, on the other hand, step sideways.The Long Earth is a seemingly endless series of alternate realities with Earth being the focal point By using a Stepper, a piece of technology that is powered by a potato Pratchett at work no doubt , the user can travel along the spectrum of Earths and step foot on thousands of d Science fiction is full of stories that go backwards and forwards they swing through the spectrum of time and explore the popular trope in all its possibilities Pratchett and Baxter, on the other hand, step sideways.The Long Earth is a seemingly endless series of alternate realities with Earth being the focal point By using a Stepper, a piece of technology that is powered by a potato Pratchett at work no doubt , the user can travel along the spectrum of Earths and step foot ...

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    The next world is the thickness of a thought away This co authored book Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter is a wonderful idea, lovingly executed The Long Earth refers to the discovery of infinite dimensions all next door to one another.When a scientist publishes the blueprint for a stepper a device that can allow you to step from Eart...

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    The main thing that made me interested in reading this would be the promising premise It offered a million possibilities, and I was not disappointed While the novel was not perfect, it was still an amazing novel that promises evenexciting things to come in the next novels in the series.Embarrassingly I haven t read any of the Discworld novels of Pratchett, and none of Baxter s novels too While anything space related has caught my interest ever since i was young, I haven t invested mysel The main thing that made me interested in reading this would be the promising premise It offered a million possibilities, and I was not disappointed While the novel was not perfect, it was still an amazing novel that pro...

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I really wanted to like this book Turns out I liked parts of it The idea of millions of Earths branching out from ours a variation on different choices creating different realities is pretty cool, as is the mechanism by which people reach them Pratchett and Baxter gave a lot of thought to how the Earth might have developed differently under different circumstances, such as the lack of a moon altering tides and climate or even failing to deflect large asteroids from the planet I also liked I really wanted to like this book Turns out I liked parts of it The idea of millions of Earths branching out from ours a variation on different choices creating different realities is pretty cool, as...

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    It is hard for scientists even to talk about the Long Earth without babbling about m brane manifolds and quantum multiverses It would be hard for Stephen Baxter to resist waxing lyrical about quantum whatsits I suppose I read his Xeelee omnibus and only understood half of the science expositions and that is an optimistic estimate However, with The Long Earth Baxter has the late great Terry Pratchett to help make the science partpalatable and also infuse the novel with the magic of hiIt is hard for scientists even to talk about the ...

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    In 2015 humanity discovers a potato powered device that enables it to travel to parallel worlds While most people need these devices, there are some natural steppers who don t need them, and also some that can t step at all, having to be carried over by others.Fast forward a few years Natural stepper Joshua Valiente, along with Lobsang the super computer, decide to test the limits of these parallel worlds and go on the journey of their ugh lives In the meantime, the rest of huma In 2015 humanity discovers a potato powered device that enables it to travel to parallel worlds While most people need these devices, there are some natural steppers who don t need them, and also some that can t step at all, having to be carried over by others.Fast forward a few years Natural stepper Joshua Valiente, along with Lobsang the super computer, decide to test the limits of these parallel worlds and go on the jo...

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    A did not finish read.I think, in its way, this could be regarded as a form of apocalyptica A device allowing easy jumping to countless alternate worlds conveniently free of human populations is invented Many people embrace this passionately, and rush off to stake their claim in a land rush with no visible end game A small percentage can t go and others don t want to, but the effect of this mass dispersal is economies collapsing, new religions, fighting among old religions It s a book ab A did not finish read.I think, in its way, this could be regarded as a form of apocalyptica A device allowing easy jumping to countless alternate worlds conveniently free of human populations is invented Many people embrace this passionately, and rush off to stake their claim in a land rush with no visible end game A small percentage can t go and others don t want to, but the effect of this mass dispersal is economies collapsing, new religions, fighting among old religions It s a book about global change.The book doesn t focus on a single person, showing us the experiences of a half dozen or so, and headhops through a bunch , but the primary character is Joshua, one of ...

  9. says:

    I did not expect that much going into this book, I was just hoping for a fun fluffy read I borrowed it from the library, so the worst case scenario was returning it unfinished But I was surprised and delighted by this novel and I m jumping right into the next book.In a plot that you may feel has been done to death, a mad scientist disappears and leaves instructions to build a stepping device on the internet Kids throughout the world make a copy and end up travelling into a parallel world It I did not expect that much going into this book, I was just hoping for a fun fluffy read I borrowed it from the library, so the worst case scenario was returning it unfinished But I was surprised and delighted by this novel and I m jumping right into the next book.In a plot that you may feel has been done to death, a mad scientist disappears and leaves instructions to build a stepping device on the internet Kids throughout the world make a copy and end up travelling into a parallel world It seems that t...

  10. says:

    You know how famous authors will occasionally complain about how readers will come up to them at cons and tell them that they have this amazing idea for a book the author should write the reader s idea, and then they can split the money The moral to this kind of story is always that this is a ridiculously ignorant concept ideas are easy, it s execution that s hard.This is a novel in which two extremely prolific authors forgot this Well, to be honest, calling this a novel strikes me as gene You know how famous authors will occasionally complain about how readers will come up to them at cons and tell them that they have this amazing idea for a book the author should write the reader s idea, and then they can spl...

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