1916: the Western Front. 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?
2015: Madison, Wisconsin. 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 an invention that will change the way Mankind views his world for ever.
And that's an understatement if ever there was one...
The Long Earth is the first novel in an exciting new collaboration between the creator of Discworld Terry Pratchett and the acclaimed SF writer Stephen Baxter
Sir Terry Pratchett, the author of over three dozen novels, is one of the worlds best-selling novelists writing in the English language. His books have sold more than 65 milllion copies worldwide. In addition to his phenomenaland hugely popularDiscworld series for adults, Terry is the beloved author several childrens books. He was awarded Britains highest honor for a childrens novel, the Carnegie Medal. In 2008, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to literature. Terry lives in England, where he writes all the time. The characters and setting of THE TIFFANY ACHING ADVENTURES are dear to the authors heart, reflecting (obliquely) much of his own childhood in Englands Chalk countrythe part of the country where he still lives today. Mr. Pratchett and his wife, Lyn, have one grown daughter and many cats. Anyone can find out more about Terry at Harpers own website: terrypratchettbooks.com. In 2008, Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimers Disease.
Stephen Baxter, geb. 1957 in Liverpool, studierte Mathematik und Astronomie, bevor er sich ganz dem Schreiben widmete. Er zählt zu den weltweit bedeutendsten Autoren wissenschaftlich orientierter Literatur. Etliche seiner Romane wurden preisgekrönt und zu internationalen Bestsellern. Baxter lebt und arbeitet im englischen Buckinghamshire.
Stephen Baxter(switch to Terry Pratchett)