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The Long Cosmos

(2016)
(The fifth book in the Long Earth series)
A novel by

 
The thrilling conclusion to the internationally best-selling Long Earth series explores the greatest question of all: What is the meaning of life?

It's 2070-71. Nearly six decades after Step Day, a new society continues to evolve in the Long Earth. Now, a message has been received: "Join us".

The Next - the hyperintelligent posthumans - realize that the missive contains instructions for kick-starting the development of an immense artificial intelligence known as The Machine. But to build this computer the size of an Earth continent, they must obtain help from the more populous and still industrious worlds of mankind.

Meanwhile, on a trek in the High Meggers, Joshua Valiente, now nearing 70, is saved from death when a troll band discovers him. Living among the trolls as he recovers, Joshua develops a deeper understanding of this collective-intelligence species and its society. He discovers that some older trolls with capacious memories act as communal libraries and live on a very strange Long Earth world, in caverns under the root systems of trees as tall as mountains.

Valiente also learns something much more profound about life and its purpose in the Long Earth: We cultivate the cosmos to maximize the opportunities for life and joy in this universe - and to prepare for new universes to come.

Genre: Science Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

June 2016 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Long Cosmos (Long Earth 5)
Author(s): Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
ISBN: 0-85752-178-0 / 978-0-85752-178-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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June 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Long Cosmos: A Novel (Long Earth)
Author(s): Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
ISBN: 0-06-229737-6 / 978-0-06-229737-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Paperback Editions

May 2017 : UK Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: The Long Cosmos
Author(s): Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
ISBN: 0-552-17390-8 / 978-0-552-17390-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Long Cosmos (Long Earth 5)
Author(s): Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
ISBN: 0-552-16937-4 / 978-0-552-16937-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2017 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: The Long Cosmos (Long Earth)
Author(s): Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
ISBN: 0-06-229738-4 / 978-0-06-229738-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

June 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Long Cosmos
Author(s): Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
ISBN: 0-85752-179-9 / 978-0-85752-179-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Long Cosmos (Long Earth)
Author(s): Terence David J Pratchett
ISBN: 0-06-246674-7 / 978-0-06-246674-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

June 2016 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Long Cosmos (Long Earth)
Author(s): Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
ISBN: 1-84657-447-1 / 978-1-84657-447-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Long Cosmos
Author(s): Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   

June 2016 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Long Cosmos
Author(s): Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2016 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Long Cosmos (Long Earth)
Author(s): Sir Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
ISBN: 1-5047-3591-9 / 978-1-5047-3591-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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June 2016 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Long Cosmos: A Novel (Long Earth Series, Book 5)
Author(s): Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 1-5047-3592-7 / 978-1-5047-3592-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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June 2016 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Long Cosmos: A Novel (Long Earth Series, Book 5)
Author(s): Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 1-5047-3593-5 / 978-1-5047-3593-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Long Cosmos: A Novel
Author(s): Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   

June 2016 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Long Cosmos: A Novel
Author(s): Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

June 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Long Cosmos (Long Earth 5)
Author(s): Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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June 2016 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Long Cosmos: A Novel (The Long Earth Book 5)
Author(s): Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
Publisher: Harper
Availability: Amazon   


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