The Long War *Official Discussion*

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The Long War *Official Discussion*

Postby UnseenTerryPratchett » Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:47 am

Well the second novel in 'The Long Earth' series has been announced. It will be called The Long War and has a release date of 20th June 2013. There is a synopsis which sounds intriguing.

The UK's bestselling novelist and a giant of British science fiction combine forces to write the first novel in an astonishing, mind-bending new series... "The Long Earth."
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 has 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 in an exciting new collaboration between the creator of Discworld Terry Pratchett and the acclaimed SF writer Stephen Baxter.

Also there will be a new Science of Discworld book out next year too...
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Re: The Long War *Official Discussion*

Postby simmonds91 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:17 pm

I can believe there will be another book in the "long earth" series, as for the synopsis you gave, it is the synopsis of the first book already out. :snooty:
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Re: The Long War *Official Discussion*

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:37 pm

Yes indeed. That's a synopsis of The Long Earth.
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Re: The Long War *Official Discussion*

Postby UnseenTerryPratchett » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:18 pm

Oh thanks for the heads up..

More evidence that Amazon are indeed not a reliable source.
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Re: The Long War *Official Discussion*

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:28 pm

Where did you get your info about the book title, Unseen? It's the first I've heard of it and I haven't found anything by Googling. :?
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Re: The Long War *Official Discussion*

Postby Dotsie » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:30 pm

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Re: The Long War *Official Discussion*

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:07 pm

I'll reserve judgement until we have something more concrete. :)
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Re: The Long War *Official Discussion*

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:15 pm

Well we know there are 2 sequels being written - but Amazon have been premature before :roll:

They don't even have a release date which is usual with these pre-order pages so it sounds a bit risky to have details on without anything at all :evil:
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Re: The Long War *Official Discussion*

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:32 pm

Jan Van Quirm wrote:Well we know there are 2 sequels being written - but Amazon have been premature before :roll:

They don't even have a release date which is usual with these pre-order pages so it sounds a bit risky to have details on without anything at all :evil:

Further down the page Jan there is a date, Book Description Publication Date: 20 Jun 2013
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Re: The Long War *Official Discussion*

Postby huge_vermin » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:59 am

The title reminds me of a book called "the forever war" v good book hread it in ages must dig it out
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Re: The Long War *Official Discussion*

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:34 pm

Was that the Joe Haldeman one. :?:
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Re: The Long War *Official Discussion*

Postby chris.ph » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:13 pm

yip :D
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Re: The Long War *Official Discussion*

Postby Jussi » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:33 pm

Here is the actual synopsis for The Long War:

The follow-up to the No.1 bestselling novel, The Long Earth...

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... A new ‘America’, called Valhalla, is emerging more than a million steps from Datum Earth, with core American values restated in the plentiful environment of the Long Earth -- and Valhalla is growing restless under the control of the Datum government...

Meanwhile the Long Earth is suffused by the song of the trolls, graceful hive-mind humanoids. But the trolls are beginning to react to humanity’s thoughtless exploitation... Joshua, now a married man, is summoned by Lobsang to deal with a gathering multiple crisis that threatens to plunge the Long Earth into a war unlike any mankind has waged before.

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Re: The Long War *Official Discussion*

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:35 pm

Thanks for the info, Jussi. And welcome to the site. :)
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