The Long Earth

10 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 5,362 ratings

The Long Earth Publisher's Summary

The possibilities are endless. Just be careful what you wish for....

The Western Front, 1916. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong and the wind in the leaves. Where have the mud, blood, and blasted landscape of no-man's-land gone? For that matter, where has Percy gone?

Madison, Wisconsin, 2015. Police officer Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive - some say mad, others allege dangerous - scientist who seems to have vanished. Sifting through the wreckage, Jansson find a curious gadget: a box containing some rudimentary wiring, a three-way switch, and . . . a potato. It is the prototype of an invention that will change the way humankind views the world forever.

The first novel in an exciting new collaboration between Discworld creator Terry Pratchett and the acclaimed SF writer Stephen Baxter, The Long Earth transports readers to the ends of the earth - and far beyond. All it takes is a single step. . . .

©2012 Terry Pratchett, Lyn Pratchett, and Stephen Baxter (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • The Long Earth

    • A Novel
    • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton-Stevens
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,956
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,978

    The Western Front, 1916. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong and the wind in the leaves. Where have the mud, blood, and blasted landscape of no-man's-land gone? For that matter, where has Percy gone? Madison, Wisconsin, 2015. Police officer Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive - some say mad, others allege dangerous - scientist who seems to have vanished. Sifting through the wreckage, Jansson find a curious gadget.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Long (and Boring) Earth

    • By Mike From Mesa on 08-15-13

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Long Earth

    • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 239
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 223

    The Western Front, 1916. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong, and the wind in the leaves in the trees. Where have the mud, blood, and blasted landscape of No Man's Land gone? Madison, Wisconsin, 2015. Cop Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive - some said mad, others dangerous - scientist when she finds a curious gadget: a box containing some wiring, a three-way switch and a potato. It is the prototype of a life-changing invention....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • World and not Character Building

    • By Amy W on 06-28-12

    Regular price: $23.45

  • Book 2

    • The Long War

    • The Long Earth, Book 2
    • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 942
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 850
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 854

    A generation after the events of The Long Earth, humankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by "stepping". A new "America" - Valhalla - is emerging more than a million steps from Datum - our Earth. Thanks to a bountiful environment, the Valhallan society mirrors the core values and behaviors of colonial America. And Valhalla is growing restless under the controlling long arm of the Datum government.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A bit disappointing after the first book

    • By Anna on 04-05-15

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Long War

    • The Long Earth, Book 2
    • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 116

    A generation after the events of The Long Earth, mankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by Stepping. Where Joshua and Lobsang once pioneered, now fleets of airships link the stepwise Americas with trade and culture. Mankind is shaping the Long Earth - but in turn the Long Earth is shaping mankind...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I may be biased in these ratings

    • By Citizen Gold on 01-04-16

    Regular price: $25.59

  • Book 3

    • The Long Mars

    • Long Earth, Book 3
    • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 622
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 562
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 563

    2040-2045: In the years after the cataclysmic Yellowstone eruption there is massive economic dislocation as populations flee Datum Earth to myriad Long Earth worlds. Sally, Joshua, and Lobsang are all involved in this perilous rescue work when, out of the blue, Sally is contacted by her long-vanished father and inventor of the original Stepper device, Willis Linsay. He tells her he is planning a fantastic voyage across the Long Mars and wants her to accompany him. But Sally soon learns that Willis has an ulterior motive for his request....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • slow death

    • By Kindle Customer on 01-14-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Long Mars

    • The Long Earth, Book 3
    • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    The years 2040 - 2045: After the cataclysmic Yellowstone eruption, there is massive economic dislocation as populations flee Datum Earth to myriad Long Earth worlds. Sally, Joshua, and Lobsang are all involved in this perilous work when, out of the blue, Sally is contacted by her long-vanished father and inventor of the original Stepper device, Willis Linsay. He tells her he is planning a fantastic voyage across the Long Mars and wants her to accompany him. But Sally soon learns that Willis has ulterior motives....

    Regular price: $25.59

  • Book 4

    • The Long Utopia

    • The Long Earth, Book 4
    • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    It's 2045-2059. After the cataclysmic upheavals of Step Day and the Yellowstone eruption humanity is spreading farther 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.

    Regular price: $25.58

    • The Long Utopia

    • A Novel
    • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 592
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 550
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 552

    It's 2045-2059. Human society continues to evolve on Datum Earth, its battered and weary origin planet, as the spread of humanity progresses throughout the many Earths beyond. Lobsang, now an elderly and complex AI, suffers a breakdown and, disguised as a human, attempts to live a "normal" life on one of the millions of Long Earth worlds. His old friend, Joshua, now in his 50s, searches for his father and discovers a heretofore unknown family history.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The series is losing its way

    • By Thomas A Reeve on 06-10-16

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 5

    • The Long Cosmos

    • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    It's 2070-71. Nearly six decades after Step Day, and in the Long Earth the new Next posthuman society continues to evolve. For Joshua Valienté, now in his late 60s, it is time to take one last solo journey into the High Meggers: an adventure that turns into a disaster. Alone and facing death, his only hope of salvation lies with a group of trolls. But as Joshua confronts his mortality, the Long Earth receives a signal from the stars.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Long Cosmos

    • A Novel
    • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 517
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 471
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 470

    It's 2070-71. Nearly six decades after Step Day, a new society continues to evolve in the Long Earth. Now, a message has been received: "Join us". The Next - the hyperintelligent posthumans - realize that the missive contains instructions for kick-starting the development of an immense artificial intelligence known as The Machine. But to build this computer the size of an Earth continent, they must obtain help from the more populous and still industrious worlds of mankind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this series

    • By Anthony on 11-22-16

    Regular price: $30.79