The Long Cosmos: The Long Earth Series by Terry PratchettThe Long Cosmos: The Long Earth Series by Terry Pratchett

The Long Cosmos: The Long Earth Series

byTerry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter

Mass Market Paperback | June 27, 2017

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Completed by the authors some eighteen months before Terry Pratchett's untimely death, The Long Cosmos is the grand climax of the Long Earth series. Terry had always wanted to explore the question 'what's it all for?' -- and in this novel, we find an answer.

2070-71. Nearly six decades after Step Day and in the Long Earth, the new Next post-human society continues to evolve.

For Joshua Valienté, now in his late sixties, it is time to take one last solo journey into the High Meggers: an adventure that turns into a disaster. Alone and facing death, his only hope of salvation lies with a group of trolls. But as Joshua confronts his mortality, the Long Earth receives a signal from the stars. A signal that is picked up by radio astronomers but also in more abstract ways -- by the trolls and by the Great Traversers. Its message is simple but ts implications are enormous:

JOIN US.

The super-smart Next realise that the Message contains instructions on how to develop an immense artificial intelligence but to build it they have to seek help from throughout the industrious worlds of mankind. Bit by bit, byte by byte, they assemble a computer the size of a continent -- a device that will alter the Long Earth's place within the cosmos and reveal the ultimate, life-affirming goal of those who sent the Message. Its impact will be felt by and resonate with all -- mankind and other species, young and old, communities and individuals -- who inhabit the Long Earths.
TERRY PRATCHETT was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. His fortieth Discworld novel, Raising Steam, was published in 2013. His books have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carneg...
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Title:The Long Cosmos: The Long Earth SeriesFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:7 × 4.4 × 1.2 inPublished:June 27, 2017Publisher:TransworldLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0552173908

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Terry Pratchett There is not another author out there that delivers such a perfect and entertaining story every single time as Terry Pratchett. This book is another example of how amazing a writer he is.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Ending I really enjoyed this book and it was such fun to read.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A satisfying end to a long (earth) journey! The culmination of the Long Earth series, as co-written by the late Sir Terry Pratchett, this 5th and final book in the "Long Earth" series does provide a satisfying––even cathartic––ending to the tory, although it is bittersweet, knowing this will be Sir Terry's last work. Buy it... heck, buy all 5––you won't regret it!
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it!! Wonderful work by a fine writer. Well worth reading on a cold day. You will be glad to have a copy!!!
Date published: 2017-01-29