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The Long War
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The Long War
The Long Earth Series, Book 2
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The Long War by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter follows the adventures and travails of heroes Joshua Valiente and Lobsang in an exciting continuation of the extraordinary science fiction journey begun in their New York Times bestseller The Long Earth.

A generation after the events of The Long Earth, humankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by "stepping." A new "America"—Valhalla—is emerging more than a million steps from Datum—our Earth. Thanks to a bountiful environment, the Valhallan society mirrors the core values and behaviors of colonial America. And Valhalla is growing restless under the controlling long arm of the Datum government.

Soon Joshua, now a married man, is summoned by Lobsang to deal with a building crisis that threatens to plunge the Long Earth into a war unlike any humankind has waged before.

The Long War by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter follows the adventures and travails of heroes Joshua Valiente and Lobsang in an exciting continuation of the extraordinary science fiction journey begun in their New York Times bestseller The Long Earth.

A generation after the events of The Long Earth, humankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by "stepping." A new "America"—Valhalla—is emerging more than a million steps from Datum—our Earth. Thanks to a bountiful environment, the Valhallan society mirrors the core values and behaviors of colonial America. And Valhalla is growing restless under the controlling long arm of the Datum government.

Soon Joshua, now a married man, is summoned by Lobsang to deal with a building crisis that threatens to plunge the Long Earth into a war unlike any humankind has waged before.

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  • 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.

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  • AudioFile Magazine Strange new worlds are a science-fiction staple. In this continuation of the Long Earth series, millions of parallel earths are the settings for feuding protagonists Joshua Valiente and Lobsang. They have taken separate paths to avoid bloodshed between the established homeland and Valhalla, home to the rebellious Long Earth residents. Narrator Michael Fenton-Stevens embraces the challenge of populating these disparate worlds. He brings his sturdy British accent to the narrative and gives distinctive voices to the characters, human or troll, elf or beagle. Fenton-Stevens also succeeds in making a lush tapestry even more colorful with a variety of accents. This sterling production turns a heady work into an accessible epic. D.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine
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