About the book:
Larry Lynsey is a recluse in every sense of the word. But in the High Meggas—one of the farthest regions in Long Earth, a series of parallel worlds that become increasingly un-Earthlike with distance—he has the advantage of being the only living person on the planet. In fact, he is the only person on the closest 10 planets and it would take anyone else a really long time to get to him even if they tried. So life for Larry is just the way he likes it.
Until two people—Anna Shea and Steven Valiente—find themselves stuck in the High Meggas and hijinks ensue.
With Pratchett’s subtle satire and vibrant, believable world-building THE LONG EARTH is sure to appeal to fans new and old.
Critics love The Long Earth:
“Stay tuned for the next episode of a very old-fashioned sf quest yarn (think Jules Verne and 2001) that, since Pratchett is involved, is crammed with scientifically informed amusement.”
“In this thought-provoking collaboration, Pratchett (the Discworld series) and Baxter (Stone Spring) create an infinity of worlds to explore… fascinating premise…”
— Publishers Weekly
“The Long Earth is a brilliant Science Fiction collaboration with Stephen Baxter: a love letter to all Pratchett fans, readers, and lovers of wonder everywhere… This novel is a gift to be shared with anyone who loves to be amazed.”
About the Authors:
Terry Pratchett is one of the most popular living authors in the world. His first short story, “The Hades Business,” was published when he was thirteen (in his school magazine), and commercially when he was fifteen; his first full-length book, The Carpet People, was published when he was twenty-three. He worked as a journalist and a press officer, and continued to write and publish novels, until it got to the point that the success of his books meant that it was costing him money to go to work. Pratchett’s acclaimed novels are bestsellers in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, and have sold more than seventy-five million copies worldwide. In January 2009 he was made a knight by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his “services to literature.” He lives in England, where he writes all the time.
Stephen Baxter is an award-winning author who has published more than 40 novels, including most recently Resplendent, Transcendent, Exultant, and Coalescent.