Feb 8, 2017

Up and Coming Reads | The Long Cosmos by Pratchett and Baxter

The Long Earth series is a great series and I've loved reading it. There is so much to it that five books don't scratch the surface. The amount of stories that can be told in this universe is as unlimited as is.  If you've not read any of the books in this series I'd encourage you read through the article Memorable Reads:The Long Earth Series. where I talk more about this series and what I loved about it. If this whets your appetite start with the first book in the series The Long Earth.





The Long Cosmos

(Book Five in the Long Earth Series)
by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter


In the year 2070-71. Nearly six decades after Step Day and in the Long Earth, the new Next post-human society continues to evolve.

For Joshua Valienté, now in his late sixties, 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. A signal that is picked up by radio astronomers but also in more abstract ways – by the trolls and by the Great Traversers. Its message is simple but its implications are enormous:

JOIN US.

The super-smart Next realise that the Message contains instructions on how to develop an immense artificial intelligence but to build it they have to seek help from throughout the industrious worlds of mankind. Bit by bit, byte by byte, they assemble a computer the size of a continent – a device that will alter the Long Earth’s place within the cosmos and reveal the ultimate, life-affirming goal of those who sent the Message. Its impact will be felt by and resonate with all – mankind and other species, young and old, communities and individuals – who inhabit the Long Earths…

The Long Cosmos serves as a fabulous, powerful and affecting drawing down of the curtain on this remarkable science fiction sequence

Interested? Get yourself a copy by clicking here: The Long Cosmos

In these post titled 'Up and Coming Reads', I want to provide you with some suggested reading material. These are books which look interesting to me and that I'd like to share with you. The links will be affiliate links, so if you going to make a purchase at Amazon I'd appreciate you using the link. Doing so will help me buy more books so it should be a win-win for us both.

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