4.0 out of 5 stars and the remains of dead and lost civilisations without any real meeting with intelligent life, at least at first
As the third book in the Long Earth series, The Long Mars develops what has happened before and continues its onward plotline. By Book Three we’re now at the point where the series has expanded from ‘Datum Earth’ to millions of Earths. As before, much of the plot derives from the ensuing human politics, as well as the physical calamities, that have come...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Rather Disappointing
I have been a Terry Pratchett fan for many years & very much enjoyed his first book with Stephen Baxter "The Long Earth". This is the third in the series.
In this book Sally Linsay meets up with her Father Willis, the inventor of the stepper box, and they head off to Mars. Maggie Kauffman is on her own trip through Long Earth joined by Snowy the Beagle and...
Published 11 months ago by DJF
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and Compelling,
The Long Earth series continues in a book laying the foundation for more to come. Thoughtful, well written and entertaining as always, Terry Pratchett never fails.
For me, the end of the book arrived as a surprise and left me wanting more. Don't let me down guys :)
5.0 out of 5 stars the long mars,
i love all Terry Pratchett books he is one of my absolute favourite authors and can do no wrong, and these are a great read
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic,
Much grander in scope than either of the previous books, but at the same time more personally involved. Eagerly awaiting the next instalment just a day after this one came out!
3.0 out of 5 stars Meh!,
This will be the last "Long" novel I'll be reading, they have had long enough to develop the story and to be honest its all a bit 'anti-climatic'. It has been a disappointment because the idea is good it just hasn't been developed properly with no clear conclusions.
3.0 out of 5 stars a good read but dissappointing,
This is the third and concluding book of a good series but I can't see why. The plot is pedestrian, more like a history than a novel. Things happen and the characters talk about it to resolve them, no knife edge excitement. I can't see how this concludes the series.
4.0 out of 5 stars The Long Mars (Long Earth 3) by Sir Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter,
I enjoyed this book and the previous two in this series. Quite different from Pratchett's Discworld series, which I have read over and over. Serious; and I expect there will be a further book in the Long Earth series, which I shall definitely buy.
4.0 out of 5 stars Follows the story on...,
Another good book, and there are oppotunities for further continuations of the stories. That said it does meandre a litlle and the title is a smudge misleading. Still a good read, and recommended if you have read the other books in the series.
5.0 out of 5 stars yes.,
Once more Pratchett and Baxter have killed it with this incredible, epic story. Can't recommend it enough, this is for the wanderers, the trailblazers, the wannabe astronauts, the adventurers and anyone with wanderlust. Read it and get lost.
3.0 out of 5 stars amazing ideas.....,
Very interesting forecast of a possible future with extensive development of believable new reality. For me the relationships between
characters was too vague and similar leaving me uninterested in the characters at all.
5.0 out of 5 stars 3rd time really brilliant !,
First came the The Long Earth - brilliant. Then came The Long War - BRILLIANT. Now the Long Earth goes Extra-terrestrial with The Long Mars and carries on the saga expertly.
Word of advice - read the others first. O'Keef
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The Long Mars: (Long Earth 3) by Terry Pratchett (Audio CD - 19 Jun. 2014)