The Long Earth

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The Long Earth
Paperback cover for The Long Earth
Original paperback cover by Rich Shailer
AuthorTerry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter
Audio read byMichael Fenton Stevens (unabridged)
Cover artistRich Shailer
SeriesThe Long Earth
Release number
GenreScience fiction
Publication date
ISBN9780552164085 (UK paperback)
Followed byThe Long War 


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 is an understatement if ever there was one...

Podcast episodes

Major appearances

These are episodes primarily devoted to discussing this book.

Date Show Episode External link
2020-05-08 Pratchat “It's Just a Step to the West”

Other appearances

These are episodes with significant discussion of the book, but not entirely about it.

Date Show Episode External link
2023-07-08 Pratchat “The Long Footnote”[1]
2023-07-27 Juvenalia “Show And Tell”[2]
2023-11-11 The Speculative Collective “The Pushers”[3]


To be added.

External links


  1. This is a recap of the first three Long Earth novels.
  2. Features the three hosts telling each other about something they don’t know about; Alan Maguire talks about the series in general.
  3. The hosts discuss books they think might hook readers on sci-fi or fantasy as a genre; one of them is The Long Earth.