Book:The Long Utopia
|The Long Utopia|
|Publication date||18 June 2015|
|Main characters||Joshua Valienté, Sister Agnes, Lobsang|
|Series||The Long Earth Series|
|Notes||with Stephen Baxter|
|All data relates to the first UK edition.|
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 . . .
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.
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