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He demonstrates his usefulness during the events of ''[[The Long Earth]]'', in that he and [[Lobsang]] embark on a top-secret mission to the depths of Long Earth for that most natural of reasons: to see what is out there, and whether it turns a profit.
He demonstrates his usefulness during the events of ''[[The Long Earth]]'', in that he and [[Lobsang]] embark on a top-secret mission to the depths of Long Earth for that most natural of reasons: to see what is out there, and whether it turns a profit.


According to the [http://gavreads.co.uk/2013/01/15/coming-soon-blurb-for-the-long-war-the-long-earth-2-by-terry-pratchett-stephen-baxter/ cover text] of ''[[The Long War]]'', Joshua is married in the latter book, but it is yet unknown to whom.
According to the [http://upcoming4.me/news/book-news/terry-pratchett-stephen-baxter-the-long-war-the-long-earth-2-announced#.UPVHTAE3yrc.twitter snopsis] of ''[[The Long War]]'', Joshua is married in the latter book, but it is yet unknown to whom.
[[Category:The Long Earth|The Long War|Valienté Joshua]]
[[Category:The Long Earth|The Long War|Valienté Joshua]]

Revision as of 08:24, 8 May 2013

Joshua Valienté is one of the main characters in The Long Earth. His mother, Maria Valienté, gave birth to him in strange circumstances- even more strange than the business with Jeremy Clockson. Like Jeremy, therefore, he is quite a recluse, enjoying the presence of what he terms the 'Silence'. Indeed, compared to Joshua, Daniel Boone was pathologically gregarious. He follows instructions zealously- the similarities are stacking up- and he looks down on others who do not prepare. He was brought up by an unusual convent of nuns, in that they prefer listening to Bob Dylan than the hymns of the faithful. He is quite a celebrity, in that people stop him in the street and go: "Joshua Valienté? You're him, aren't you? The weird one? With the Stepper? And the nuns?"

He demonstrates his usefulness during the events of The Long Earth, in that he and Lobsang embark on a top-secret mission to the depths of Long Earth for that most natural of reasons: to see what is out there, and whether it turns a profit.

According to the snopsis of The Long War, Joshua is married in the latter book, but it is yet unknown to whom.