The Long Cosmos (Long Earth Series #5)

The Long Cosmos (Long Earth Series #5)

by Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter

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Overview

The thrilling conclusion to the internationally bestselling Long Earth series explores the greatest question of all: What is the meaning of life?

2070-71. Nearly six decades after Step Day, a new society continues to evolve in the Long Earth. Now, a message has been received: “Join us.”

The Next—the hyper-intelligent post-humans—realize that the missive contains instructions for kick-starting the development of an immense artificial intelligence known as The Machine. But to build this computer the size of an Earth continent, they must obtain help from the more populous and still industrious worlds of mankind.

Meanwhile, on a trek in the High Meggers, Joshua Valienté, now nearing seventy, is saved from death when a troll band discovers him. Living among the trolls as he recovers, Joshua develops a deeper understanding of this collective-intelligence species and its society. He discovers that some older trolls, with capacious memories, act as communal libraries, and live on a very strange Long Earth world, in caverns under the root systems of trees as tall as mountains.

Valienté also learns something much more profound . . . about life and its purpose in the Long Earth: We cultivate the cosmos to maximize the opportunities for life and joy in this universe, and to prepare for new universes to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062297389
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/31/2017
Series: Long Earth Series , #5
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 118,617
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.05(d)

About the Author

Sir Terry Pratchett, OBE, was the author of more than 70 books, including the internationally bestselling Discworld series of novels. His books have been adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. In January 2009, Pratchett was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his services to literature. Sir Terry, who lived in England, died in March 2015 at the age of 66.

Stephen Baxter is an acclaimed, multiple-award-winning author whose many books include the Xeelee Sequence series, the Time Odyssey trilogy (written with Arthur C. Clarke), and The Time Ships, a sequel to H. G. Wells's classic The Time Machine. He lives in England.

Hometown:

Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

Date of Birth:

April 28, 1948

Place of Birth:

Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England

Education:

Four honorary degrees in literature from the universities of Portsmouth, Bristol, Bath and Warwick

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The Long Cosmos 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrific book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didnt realize Sir Prachett was gone. So finding the long earth was a alm, and this last book in the series tied it all up neatly for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely my favorite of the 5. I will miss these characters as I move on from my time in the long earth.