Questions tagged [the-long-earth]

Use this tag for questions on any of the volumes in the Long Earth pentalogy by Pratchett and Baxter

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What stops people stepping into solid matter in the Long Earth?

(Caveat I've only read the first 2 books) In the Long Earth series it is only described in an off handed manner that people can't step into solid matter. E.g., you can imprison people by placing them ...
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The Long Earth Blacksmith's Payment

I've read Baxter's and Pratchett's work The Long Earth and am looking forward to reading the rest of the series, but am taking a quick break to read Timothy Zahn's Thrawn. The colonial party that the ...
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Can Earths be added to the chain?

In Pratchett/Baxter's The Long Earth, people learn how to 'Step', i.e. travel to another version of Earth where the dice were rolled differently. On some versions of Earth, the asteroid that killed ...
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What does Sally mean when she says "a Gap in the Long Earth"?

In The Long Earth, when the protagonists first run into the Gap: "I don't think it was the stepping." Sally rubbed her own stomach. "It was the weightlessness. And then the sudden return of ...
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Does the ending of "The Long Utopia" have an obvious flaw?

At the end of "The Long Utopia" by Stephen Baxter and Terry Pratchett: Was all of this an oversight on the part of the authors? Or are there context clues that express why this wouldn't be possible?
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Is there a date given for "Step Day"?

I just finished Baxter and Pratchett's The Long Earth -- it was pretty good; I'll have to see if I can get my hands on the sequel(s). Having noticed that many of the events and diary entries in the ...
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What happened to the ferrous metal restriction in Pratchett/Baxter's Long War

I am now about 25% through The Long War, sequel to The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and just noticed that they are talking about "armed soldiers", "pistol-whipping", and other ...