From the combined talents of the UK's bestselling novelist and a giant of British science fiction comes the sequel to the phenomenal No.1 bestseller The Long Earth.
A generation after the events of The Long Earth, mankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by Stepping. Where Joshua and Lobsang once pioneered, now fleets of airships link the stepwise Americas with trade and culture. Mankind is shaping the Long Earth -- but in turn the Long Earth is shaping mankind... A new ‘America’, called Valhalla, is emerging more than a million steps from Datum Earth, with core American values restated in the plentiful environment of the Long Earth – and Valhalla is growing restless under the control of the Datum government... Meanwhile the Long Earth is suffused by the song of the trolls, graceful hive-mind humanoids. But the trolls are beginning to react to humanity'’s thoughtless exploitation... Joshua, now a married man, is summoned by Lobsang to deal with a gathering multiple crisis that threatens to plunge the Long Earth into a war unlike any mankind has waged before.
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War has come to the Long Earth....
Humankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by stepping, which Joshua and Lobsang explored a mere decade ago. Now "civilization" flourishes, and fleets of airships link the multiple Earths through exploration, trade, and culture.
Humankind is shaping the Long Earth, but in turn the Long Earth is shaping humankind. A new America that has christened itself "Valhalla" has emerged more than a million steps from the original Datum Earth. And like the American revolutionaries of old, the Valhallans resent being controlled from afar by the Datum government.
In the intervening years, the song of the trolls—graceful, hive-mind humanoids—has suffused the Long Earth. But in the face of humankind's inexorable advance, they are beginning to fall silent . . . and gradually disappear.
Joshua, now married and a father, is summoned by Lobsang. It seems that he alone can confront the perfect storm of crises that threatens to plunge all of the Long Earth into war.
A war unlike any that has been waged before...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 multi-award winner. His many books include the classic Xeelee sequence, the A Time Odyssey novels (written with Arthur C. Clarke) and The Time Ships, a sequel to H G Wells’ The Time Machine. He lives in Northumberland.
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Buchbeschreibung CORGI BOOKS Jun 2014, 2014. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - Sequel to the No.1 bestseller 'The Long Earth' from science fiction giant Terry Pratchett and bestselling novelist Stephen Baxter. Takes the story of Joshua, Lobsang, Susan and Monica Jansson on 10yrs, when mankind is facing a disturbing future. New paperback edition. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780552167758