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The possibilities 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 have 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 say mad, others allege dangerous—scientist who seems to have vanished. Sifting through the wreckage, Jansson find a curious gadget: a box containing some rudimentary wiring, a three-way switch, and . . . a 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. . . .
Loved it, have read all three books by now and is waiting for the fourth one to come out. Terry Pratchett is one of my favorite writers and the Long series hasn't disappointed me. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Maria
loved it. Baxter thinks so differently, and Pratchett adds quirkiness. Off to read the next one! Glad I found this seriesPublished 4 months ago by D. Bailey
Starts out great, but then becomes a tedious read with the traveler going on and on and on and on. Haven't finished the book yet.Published 19 months ago by wynnie
Like most readers, I bought this book because Terry Pratchett was listed as co-author. Sadly, there's scarcely anything Pratchett-like about it. Read morePublished 21 months ago by judith flynn
Intéressant, un peu redondant dans les descriptions et un certain manque d'histoire et de péripéties. Mais un intéressant "tough experiment".Published 23 months ago by SGT