The Long Mars

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The Long Mars
Original paperback cover of The Long Mars
Original UK 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
ISBN9780552169356 (UK paperback)
Preceded byThe Long War 
Followed byThe Long Utopia 


2040-2045: In the years after a cataclysmic eruption there is massive economic dislocation as populations flee to myriad Long Earth worlds.

Sally, Joshua, and Lobsang are all involved in this perilous work when, out of the blue, Sally is contacted by her long-vanished father and inventor of the original Stepper device, Willis Linsay. He tells her he is planning a fantastic voyage across the Long Mars and wants her to accompany him. But he is not what he seems.

For Joshua, the crisis he faces is much closer to home. He becomes embroiled in the plight of the Next: the super-bright post-humans who are beginning to emerge from their 'long childhood' in a hidden community located deep in the Long Earth. Ignorance and fear are causing 'normal' human society to turn against the Next - and a dramatic showdown seems inevitable...

Podcast episodes

Major appearances

These are episodes primarily devoted to discussing this book.

Date Show Episode External link
2022-08-25 Pratchat “Get Your Dad to Mars!”

Other appearances

These are episodes which feature significant discussion of the book, but it’s not the focus of the episode.

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


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.