News: The Long Earth

“…damp though fragrant grass..”

Author: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter

Genre: ???, Age: Adult

Released: 21st June 2012 (UK version)

A novel by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter is up for pre-order on Amazon. It’s official release date is 21st June 2012.


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 in the trees. Where have the mud, blood and blasted landscape of No Man’s Land gone?

2015: Madison, Wisconsin. Cop Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive – some said mad, others dangerous – scientist when she finds a curious gadget: a box containing some wiring, a three-way switch and a…potato. It is the prototype of an invention that will change the way Mankind views his world for ever.

And that’s an understatement if ever there was one

The Long Earth is the first novel in an exciting new collaboration between the creator of Discworld Terry Pratchett and the acclaimed SF writer Stephen Baxter.


Admittedly, I haven’t read either Stephen Baxter’s or Terry Pratchetts’ work before. (I know, shame on me!) But this caught my eye.  The blurb sounds really funny and interesting, and it’s a book sneaking up my wish-list.

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