From the Publisher
The UK''s bestselling fantasy writer and a giant of British SF
combine forces to write an astonishing, mind-bending new series...
The Long Earth.
2015: Madison, Wisconsin. Junior cop Sally Jansson is called out to
the house of Willis Lynsey, a reclusive scientist, for an
animal-cruelty complaint: the man was seen forcing a horse in
through the door of his home. Inside there is no horse. But Sally
finds a kind of home-made utility belt. She straps this on -- and
''steps'' sideways into an America covered with virgin forest.
Willis came here with equipment and animals, meaning to explore and
colonise. And when Sally gets back, she finds Willis has put the
secret of the belt on the internet. The great migration has
The Long Earth: our Earth is but one of a chain of
parallel worlds, lying side by side in a higher space of
possibilities, each differing from its neighbours by a little (or a
lot): an infinite landscape of infinite possibilities. And the
further away you travel, the stranger the worlds get. The sun and
moon always shine, the basic laws of physics are the same. However,
the chance events which have shaped our particular version of
Earth, such as the dinosaur-killer asteroid impact, might not have
happened and things may well have turned out rather differently.
But only our Earth hosts mankind.
About the Author
TERRY PRATCHETT is one of the most popular authors writing today.
He lives behind a keyboard in Wiltshire and says he ''doesn''t want
to get a life, because it feels as though he''s trying to lead
three already''. He was appointed OBE in 1998. He is the author of
the phenomenally successful Discworld series and his trilogy for
young readers, The Bromeliad, is scheduled to be
adapted into a spectacular animated movie. His first Discworld
novel for children, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated
Rodents, was awarded the 2001 Carnegie Medal.
Born in 1957, STEPHEN BAXTER is one of the UK''s most acclaimed
writers of science fiction. Amongst his many books are the
Time''s Odyssey novels, written with
Arthur C. Clarke, and Time Ships, a sequel to H G
Wells'' classic The Time Machine. He
lives in Northumberland.
Published: July 9, 2012
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0857520091
ISBN - 13: 9780857520098