The Long Utopia (Long Earth Series #4)

The Long Utopia (Long Earth Series #4)

by Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter

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Overview

The fourth novel in Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter’s internationally bestselling “Long Earth” series, hailed as “a brilliant science fiction collaboration . . . a love letter to all Pratchett fans, readers, and lovers of wonder everywhere” (Io9).

2045-2059. Human society continues to evolve on Datum Earth, its battered and weary origin planet, as the spread of humanity progresses throughout the many Earths beyond.

Lobsang, now an elderly and complex AI, suffers a breakdown, and disguised as a human attempts to live a “normal” life on one of the millions of Long Earth worlds. His old friend, Joshua, now in his fifties, searches for his father and discovers a heretofore unknown family history. And the super-intelligent post-humans known as “the Next” continue to adapt to life among “lesser” humans.

But an alarming new challenge looms. An alien planet has somehow become “entangled” with one of the Long Earth worlds and, as Lobsang and Joshua learn, its voracious denizens intend to capture, conquer, and colonize the new universe—the Long Earth—they have inadvertently discovered.

World-building, the intersection of universes, the coexistence of diverse species, and the cosmic meaning of the Long Earth itself are among the mind-expanding themes explored in this exciting new installment of Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter's extraordinary Long Earth series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062297358
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/23/2015
Series: Long Earth Series , #4
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 84,465
File size: 777 KB

About the Author

Sir Terry Pratchett was the internationally bestselling author of more than thirty books, including his phenomenally successful Discworld series. His young adult novel, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal, and Where's My Cow?, his Discworld book for “readers of all ages,” was a New York Times bestseller. His novels have sold more than seventy five million (give or take a few million) copies worldwide. Named an Officer of the British Empire “for services to literature,” Pratchett lived in England. He died in 2015 at the age of sixty-six.


Stephen Baxter is an acclaimed, multiple-award-winning author whose many books include the Xeelee Sequence series, the Time Odyssey trilogy (written with Arthur C. Clarke), and The Time Ships, a sequel to H. G. Wells's classic The Time Machine. He lives in England.

Hometown:

Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

Date of Birth:

April 28, 1948

Place of Birth:

Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England

Education:

Four honorary degrees in literature from the universities of Portsmouth, Bristol, Bath and Warwick

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The Long Utopia 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an amazing story. These authors remind us of the true difference between their writing and that of the much less talented... talent.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved Pratchett but this does not fell like his at all
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed the story and the premise.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not having read any prevoius books on the "long earth" this story had me stumped. Maybe a good read if you like the first books but I did not care for it at all. Did not get fifty pages in.... JC