About the Book :
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 has 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 is an understatement if ever there was one...
Interesting Facts :
The publishing event that brought together the extraordinary talents of Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter to awesome, bestselling effect is now in paperback!
One of 2012's most eagerly-awaited novels proved to be one of the bestselling: over 50,000 hardbacks sold TCM and 10 consecutive weeks in the Sunday Times top 10.
The Long Earth is the topselling original SF novel of the millenium - its jaw-dropping sequel follows in Doubleday hardcover, trade paperback and ebook in June 2013.
'An absorbing collaborative effort from two SF giants...a marriage made in fan heaven - Pratchett's warmth and humanity allied to Baxter's extraordinarily fertile science-fictional imagination...there's much to enjoy...a charming, absorbing and somehow spacious piece of imagineering' - Adam Roberts, GUARDIAN
'The idea of parallel Earths is one of the most enduring that science fiction has given us, but rarely has it been explored with quite so much gusto as in this new novel by two of the giants of British speculative fiction...a triumph...accessible, fun and thoughtful' - David Barnett, INDEPENDENT
'***** Literary alchemy...In the hands of Pratchett and Baxter, the possibilites are almost infinite...a story that revels in big ideas...you can sense the excitement of the authors as they toy with the labyrinthine possibilities of their premise, and it's infectious...thrillingly expansive, joyously inventive and utterly engrossing' - SFX '[Pratchett] succeeds in working seamlessly with Baxter...adding a welcome shot of fun to the world of science fiction' - Alison Flood, SUNDAY TIMES
About the Author :
Author of the Discworld series, Terry Pratchett is one of the UK's most popular - and bestselling - writers. His books have sold over 65 million copies worldwide and been translated in to nearly 40 languages. Awarded an OBE in 1998 and knighted in 2009 for his services to literature, he lives in Wiltshire. Stephen Baxter is one of the UK's most acclaimed writers of science fiction and a multiaward winner. His many books include the classic Xeelee sequence, the Time's Odyssey novels (written with Arthur C. Clarke) and Time Ships, a sequel to H G Wells' The Time Machine. He lives in Northumberland.