The Resource The long earth, Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

The long earth, Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

Label
The long earth
Title
The long earth
Statement of responsibility
Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
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Language
eng
Summary
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 "stepper" enables a person using it to step sideways into another America, another wherever that person happened to be, another Earth. And if the person using it keeps on stepping, they keep on entering even more Earths. This is the Long Earth. And the further away a stepper travels, the stranger -- and sometimes more dangerous -- the Earths become
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2015: Madison, Wisconsin. Junior cop Sally Jansson is called out to the house of Willis Lynsey, a reclusive scientist, for an animal cruelty complaint: the man was seen forcing a horse in through the door of his home. Inside there is no horse. But Sally finds a kind of home made utility belt. She straps this on and 'steps' sideways into an America covered with virgin forest. Willis came here with equipment and animals, meaning to explore and colonise. And when Sally gets back, she finds Willis has put the secret of the belt on the internet. The great migration has begun. The Long Earth: our Earth is but one of a chain of parallel worlds, lying side by side in a higher space of possibilities, each differing from its neighbours by a little (or a lot): an infinite landscape of infinite possibilities. And the further away you travel, the stranger the worlds get. The sun and moon always shine, the basic laws of physics are the same. However, the chance events which have shaped our particular version of Earth, such as the dinosaur killer asteroid impact, might not have happened and things may well have turned out rather differently. But only our Earth hosts mankind.
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Storyline
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Award
Goodreads Choice Award, 2012.
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10115872
Cataloging source
DLC
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Pratchett, Terry
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PR6066.R34
LC item number
L66 2012
Literary form
fiction
NLM call number
Pratchett, T.
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Baxter, Stephen
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True
Series statement
Long Earth
Series volume
0001
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  • Recluses
  • Space and time
  • Madison (Wis.)
  • Time travel
  • Science fiction
  • Recluses
  • Space and time
  • Time travel
  • Wisconsin
Target audience
adult
Label
The long earth, Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn785019206
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780062068682
Lccn
2012026959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Stock number
ingram
System control number
(OCoLC)785019206
Label
The long earth, Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn785019206
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780062068682
Lccn
2012026959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Stock number
ingram
System control number
(OCoLC)785019206

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