Questions tagged [the-long-earth]

The Long Earth series is a collaboration between Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter. In the near future, a new device is release via the internet which allows people to "step" into alternate Earths - paving the way for new exploration and confrontation.

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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 things. However, in ...