The follow-up to Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter’s New
York Times bestseller, The Long Earth, The Long War follows heroes Joshua and
Lobsang as humankind’s expansion throughout all the Long Earth threatens the
future of humanity itself.
War has come to the Long Earth. Humankind has spread across
the new worlds opened up by stepping, which Joshua and Lobsang explored a mere
decade ago. Now “civilization” flourishes, and fleets of airships link the
multiple Earths through exploration, trade, and culture.
Humankind is shaping the Long Earth, but in turn the Long
Earth is shaping humankind. A new America that has christened itself “Valhalla”
has emerged more than a million steps from the original Datum Earth. And like
the American revolutionaries of old, the Valhallans resent being controlled from
afar by the Datum government.
In the intervening years, the song of the trolls—graceful,
hive-mind humanoids—has suffused the Long Earth. But in the face of
humankind’s inexorable advance, they are beginning to fall silent … and gradually
Joshua, now married and a father, is summoned by Lobsang. It
seems that he alone can confront the perfect storm of crises that threatens to
plunge all of the Long Earth into war. A war unlike any that has been waged
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