The Long Utopia

The Long Utopia

A Novel

eBook - 2015
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"2045-2059. Human society continues to evolve on Datum Earth, its battered and weary origin planet, as the spread of humanity progresses throughout the many Earths beyond. Lobsang, now an elderly and complex AI, suffers a breakdown, and disguised as a human attempts to live a "normal" life on one of the millions of Long Earth worlds. His old friend, Joshua, now in his fifties, searches for his father and discovers a heretofore unknown family history. And the super-intelligent post-humans known as "the Next" continue to adapt to life among "lesser" humans. But an alarming new challenge looms. An alien planet has somehow become "entangled" with one of the Long Earth worlds and, as Lobsang and Joshua learn, its voracious denizens intend to capture, conquer, and colonize the new universe--the Long Earth--they have inadvertently discovered. World-building, the intersection of universes, the coexistence of diverse species, and the cosmic meaning of the Long Earth itself are among the mind-expanding themes explored in this exciting new installment of Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter's extraordinary Long Earth series" -- provided by publisher.
Publisher: [New York : HarperCollins, 2015]
ISBN: 9780062297358
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Baxter, Stephen

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Sep 16, 2019

Disappointingly tedious.
The authors appear to have had a great time
imagining what forms new beginnings might take,
but I gave up after a hundred pages.
There is simply no plot.
We are given hints and glimpses of other beings,
but none of these is ever fleshed out.
I’m a long time fan of Terry Pratchett,
but when he began “co-authoring” books
they seem to have become merely products turned out
in a for-profit book factory.

charliehustle Sep 30, 2015

well it was cool and refgyt

Jul 12, 2015

I don't know why the title is T"he Long Utopia"; this series is not about utopia; it is about parallel worlds.
I enjoyed the book's flashbacks and further background details.
The conclusion was some what of a let down as the antagonist species had no real dimension..
I would have liked to know more about the Next although I was left with a positive feeling that the Next reached an accomodation to protect and nurture their predecessors.


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