Book:The Long Utopia

From Discworld & Terry Pratchett Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
The Long Utopia
Long utopia.jpg
Co-author(s) Stephen Baxter
Illustrator(s)
Publisher Doubleday
Publication date 18 June 2015
ISBN 0062393219
Pages 354 (hardback)
RRP £18.98
Main characters Joshua Valienté, Sister Agnes, Lobsang
Series The Long Earth Series
Annotations View
Notes with Stephen Baxter
All data relates to the first UK edition.

Publisher's Blurb

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 . . .

Extra

The retailer Waterstones exclusive 'Metallic' edition contained the extra short story/extra chapter 'Stan Berg in The Wilderness.'

Lobsang and Agnes in New Springfield: Original fiction in the universe of 'The Long Utopia' a short story based on the novel released on the stories page of Stephen Baxter's website.

Gallery

First Edition Cover by Rich Shailer
Book Proof
Slipcase Collectors Edition
Metallic Edition
Audio CD


Previous book

The Long Mars

The Long Earth Series Next book

The Long Cosmos