It's 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.
Author of the bestselling Discworld series, Terry Pratchett is one of the UK's most popular - and bestselling - writers. His books have sold over 65 million copies worldwide and been translated in to nearly 40 languages. He was awarded an OBE in 1998 and knighted in 2009 for his services to literature. He lives in Wiltshire. Stephen Baxter is one of the UK's most acclaimed writers of science fiction and a multi-award winner. His many books include the classic Xeelee sequence, the A Time Odyssey novels (written with Arthur C. Clarke) and The Time Ships, a sequel to H G Wells' The Time Machine. He lives in Northumberland.