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The long utopia

Author: Terry Pratchett; Stephen Baxter
Publisher: London, England : Doubleday, 2015, ©2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In spite of the world-changing upheavals of Step Day and the Yellowstone eruption - humanity is spreading further into the Long Earth, and society, both on a battered Datum Earth and beyond, continues to evolve. Lobsang, now an elderly and somewhat over-complex AI, seems to have suffered a breakdown of sorts. With Agnes, he now lives, in disguise, in an exotic High-Meggers world determined to lead a 'normal' life as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Pratchett; Stephen Baxter
ISBN: 9780857521767 0857521764 9780857521774 0857521772
OCLC Number: 917874123
Notes: Sequel to: The long Mars.
Description: 360 pages : illustration ; 25 cm.
Contents: 2045-2059. After the cataclysmic upheavals of Step Day and the Yellowstone eruption humanity is spreading further into the Long Earth, and society, on a battered Datum Earth and beyond, continues to evolve. Now an elderly and cantankerous AI, Lobsang lives in disguise with Agnes in an exotic, far-distant world. He's convinced they're leading a normal life in New Springfield --
they even adopt a child --
but it seems they have been guided there for a reason. As rumours of strange sightings and hauntings proliferate, it becomes clear that something is very awry with this particular world. Millions of steps away, Joshua is on a personal journey of discovery: learning about the father he never knew and a secret family history. But then he receives a summons from New Springfield. Lobsang now understands the enormity of what's taking place beneath the surface of his earth --
a threat to all the worlds of the Long Earth. To counter this threat will require the combined efforts of humankind, machine and the super-intelligent Next. And some must make the ultimate sacrifice ...
Responsibility: Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter.

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After the cataclysmic upheavals of Step Day and the Yellowstone eruption humanity is spreading further into the Long Earth, and society, on a battered Datum Earth and beyond, continues to evolve.  Read more...

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