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Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter - Long Earth summary, cover art and release date

One of the most anticipated releases of the year comes in the form of the collaboration between, both legendary, Stephen Baxter and Terry Pratchett called Long Earth. Set around the idea that there exists possibly infinite series of parallel worlds, out of which some are almost identical to Earth while others are completely different, Long Earth is a proper science fiction novel that perfectly combines writing styles of both authors. In other words, exciting stuff!

Long Earth will be published on June 19th 2012 and you can already order it here.

For the impatient, here is the official blurb:

The possibilities are endless. (Just be careful what you wish for. . . .)

1916: The Western Front. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong and the wind in the leaves. Where have the mud, blood, and blasted landscape of no-man's-land gone? For that matter, where has Percy gone?

2015: Madison, Wisconsin. Police officer Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive—some say mad, others allege dangerous—scientist who seems to have vanished. Sifting through the wreckage, Jansson find a curious gadget: a box containing some rudimentary wiring, a three-way switch, and . . . a potato. It is the prototype of an invention that will change the way humankind views the world forever.

The first novel in an exciting new collaboration between Discworld creator Terry Pratchett and the acclaimed SF writer Stephen Baxter, The Long Earth transports readers to the ends of the earth—and far beyond. All it takes is a single step. . . . 

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