Review: The Long Earth

The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

Ah, Terry Pratchett. I was first introduced to Pratchett through Good Omens. I’ve read two Discworld novels—Moving Pictures and Monstrous Regiment— and The Wee Free Men as a kid, which I enjoyed, but I haven’t read anything else by him. After his recent diagnosis of early on-set Alzheimer’s, I thought that Pratchett’s prodigious output would be slowed, but I was surprised to find him collaborating with Stephen Baxter, an author I’ve never read, in the new novel The Long Earth, based on an old abandoned concept of Pratchett’s. Huh!

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