The Long Utopia (Long Earth Series #4)

The Long Utopia (Long Earth Series #4)

by Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter

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Overview

The dazzling new science fiction adventure from the extraordinary imaginations of Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter — the fourth novel in a collaborative series that has been hailed as 'sense-of-wonder SF at its best' (Independent on Sunday).

2045-2059. After the cataclysmic upheavals of Step Day and the Yellowstone eruption humanity is spreading further into the Long Earth, and society, on a battered Datum Earth and beyond, continues to evolve.

Now an elderly and cantankerous AI, Lobsang lives in disguise with Agnes in an exotic, far-distant world. He's convinced they're leading a normal life in New Springfield — they even adopt a child — but it seems they have been guided there for a reason. As rumours of strange sightings and hauntings proliferate, it becomes clear that something is very awry with this particular world.

Millions of steps away, Joshua is on a personal journey of discovery: learning about the father he never knew and a secret family history. But then he receives a summons from New Springfield. Lobsang now understands the enormity of what's taking place beneath the surface of his earth — a threat to all the worlds of the Long Earth. To counter this threat will require the combined efforts of humankind, machine and the super-intelligent Next.
And some must make the ultimate sacrifice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780552169363
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Limited
Publication date: 07/26/2016
Series: Long Earth Series , #4
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.76(h) x 1.13(d)

About the Author

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.

STEPHEN BAXTER is one of the UK's most acclaimed writers of science fiction and a multi-award winner. His many books include the classic Xeelee sequence, the Time's Odyssey novels (written with Arthur C. Clarke) and Time Ships, a sequel to H G Wells' The Time Machine. He lives in Northumberland.

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 Utopia 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an amazing story. These authors remind us of the true difference between their writing and that of the much less talented... talent.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved Pratchett but this does not fell like his at all
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed the story and the premise.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not having read any prevoius books on the "long earth" this story had me stumped. Maybe a good read if you like the first books but I did not care for it at all. Did not get fifty pages in.... JC