An unmissable milestone for fans of Sir Terry Pratchett: the first SF novel in over three decades in which the visionary inventor of Discworld has created a new universe of tantalizing possibilities—a series of parallel “Earths” with doorways leading to adventure, intrigue, excitement, and an escape into the furthest reaches of the imagination.
The Long Earth, written with award-winning novelist Stephen Baxter, author of Stone Spring, Ark, and Floodwill, captivate science fiction fans of all stripes, readers of Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen, and anyone who enjoyed the Terry Pratchett/Neil Gaiman collaboration Good Omens.
The Long Earth is an adventure of the highest order—and an unforgettable read.
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The story really does draw you in. Not just with the detailed physical descriptions which are very realistic but it also starts you thinking about the scarcity of things and how that drives our world economiesRead Full Review of The Long Earth | See more reviews from Blog Critics
This is an accessible, fun and thoughtful SF novel that offers the potential for a multitude of stories as great as the myriad of Earths.Read Full Review of The Long Earth
The conclusion feels slightly rushed and not entirely satisfying... the questions raised about the nature of sentience and human intelligence talked through a little too quickly.Read Full Review of The Long Earth
The book ends with a bang but it’s a rather ineffectual one that is, like the bulk of the book, hard to care about.Read Full Review of The Long Earth
It’s a good job, as The Long Earth is by turns thrillingly expansive, joyously inventive and utterly engrossing.Read Full Review of The Long Earth
Unfortunately, even though I liked most of the book, I wasn’t terribly pleased with the way that it endedRead Full Review of The Long Earth
I wish there were more to say about this book, but unfortunately, it’s just not very exciting. Neither is it terribly funny, nor particularly darkRead Full Review of The Long Earth
It certainly isn’t the worst book ever written, but it is a huge disappointment when you consider the authors’ names who appear on the coverRead Full Review of The Long Earth
The Long Earth had a lot of interesting scenarios and things that made you think, “is that how humanity would really react?” moments – but ultimately I felt like it was incompleteRead Full Review of The Long Earth
A very good, interesting sci-fi adventure desperately in need of its sequel.Read Full Review of The Long Earth
One of the pleasures for a reader is to try to work out what aspects of the novel have been created by each author.Read Full Review of The Long Earth
I find myself missing Pratchett’s voice as the dominant story-telling element of the book.Read Full Review of The Long Earth
There is a distinct sense of “something wicked this way comes” in the book, but in the end it fizzles out a little, becoming more an intriguing possibility of what lies out there than a palpable, possibly terrifying threat.Read Full Review of The Long Earth
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