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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday UK; 1st Edition edition (July 9 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857520091
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857520098
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 16.2 x 4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 640 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #67,223 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Scott Reine on Sept. 30 2013
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I need to start by mentioning my surprise that there's a novel by Stephen Baxter that doesn't involve a divorced man recruiting his ex-wife for a crazy scheme.

I'm a huge Terry Pratchett fan. I adore his Discworld series. This, however, is nothing like Discworld. It's just... amazing. It's a good way to combine Baxter's ability to devise interesting universes and science, but without using the same cut and paste plot that every other book of his I've read has. If you like your science fiction to be heavy on exploration and exposition, READ THIS BOOK!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By peter mitchell Pete Mitchell on Feb. 16 2013
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Stunning visualisations and hopefully more to follow this one. The good combination of the two writers and I await the sequel.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Lloyd on Feb. 11 2013
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Like many others, I suppose, I read this book because Terry Pratchett is listed as primary author. And I read it all the way through to the end, expecting at any moment one of those brilliantly funny, laugh-out-loud paragraphs that are the hallmark of inspired Pratchett.

There aren't any. There's barely even a mildly amusing sentence. There's nothing remotely like the wickedly acidic social commentary of Pratchett at his best. You could tell me that Pratchett had never seen this book, let alone written it, and I'd believe you.

Instead, there's a moderately interesting voyage through multiple versions of the Earth, only one of which contains humans. In all the others, humans never evolved. Most humans can "step" sideways into a parallel Earth using a "stepper box" -- a few can do so unassisted and some can't "step" at all. Our hero, along with the super-AI Lobsang (think 2001's Hal), sets off on a journey across a couple of million parallel Earths. They meet some moderately interesting creatures but never really stop to investigate, come across a couple of moderately interesting colonies of Earth humans but never really stop to investigate, finally meet one enormous Alien Being but never really stop to investigate, hightail it back home to find that their hometown has been blown up by jealous non-stepping humans. The End.

Errmmm .. I'm definitely left thinking, So What? There's no conflict, no suspense, no subtle building of tension. True, some good s-f is mostly an investigation of ideas -- but the parallel-universes idea is hardly new, and none of the other ideas are really developed. I understand that this story is intended as the first of a series -- but I think it could safely have been condensed to a prologue.
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What if there were infinite variations on the world we know -- and you could reach them by walking (some with the aid of a cheap and simple-to-build device, some by natural talent -- some not at all)? Pratchett and Baxter explore (literally) the many Earths and their impact on the world we know and also examine what makes us human -- or equal to human -- with Pratchett whimsy and Baxter speculative skill.
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neat premise for a series - good read for both Long earth and Long War - waiting for the third book!
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By Jeff on May 8 2014
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This book intrigued me and got me back into reading after a couple of year hiatus. Looking forward to picking up the next book in the series.
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