The Long Utopia

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The Long Utopia
Paperback cover art of The Long Utopia
Original UK paperback cover by Rich Shailer
AuthorTerry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter
Audio read byMichael Fenton Stevens (unabridged)
Cover artistRich Shailer
SeriesThe Long Earth
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GenreScience fiction
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Preceded byThe Long Mars 
Followed byThe Long Cosmos 


2045-2059. After the cataclysmic upheavals of Step Day and the Yellowstone eruption humanity is spreading further into the Long Earth, and society, on a battered Datum Earth and beyond, continues to evolve.

Now an elderly and cantankerous AI, Lobsang lives in disguise with Agnes in an exotic, far-distant world. He’s convinced they’re leading a normal life in New Springfield – they even adopt a child – but it seems they have been guided there for a reason. As rumours of strange sightings and hauntings proliferate, it becomes clear that something is very awry with this particular world.

Millions of steps away, Joshua is on a personal journey of discovery: learning about the father he never knew and a secret family history. But then he receives a summons from New Springfield. Lobsang now understands the enormity of what’s taking place beneath the surface of his earth – a threat to all the worlds of the Long Earth.

To counter this threat will require the combined efforts of humankind, machine and the super-intelligent Next. And some must make the ultimate sacrifice...

Podcast episodes

Major appearances

These are episodes primarily devoted to discussing this book.

Date Show Episode External link
2023-07-23 Pratchat “Long Fall Sally”

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
2023-07-27 Juvenalia “Show And Tell”[1]


To be added.

External links


  1. Features the three hosts telling each other about something they don’t know about; Alan Maguire talks about the series in general.