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SUMMARY The Long Utopia

Jest połowa XXI wieku Po ogromnym wstrząsie Dnia Przekroczenia i po erupcji superwulkanu Yellowstone ludzkość sięga wciąż dalej w Długą Ziemię Społeczeństwo ewoluuje na zniszczonej Ziemi Podstawowej i poza nią Pojawiają się nowe wyzwania Podstarzały i The Long PDFEPUBgderliwy SI Lobsang zamieszkuje z Agnes na egzotycznym i dalekim świecie Postanowili wieść normalne ży I am not sure why I left it so long between book 3 and this one but luckily I still had a good memory of what went before There is nothing worse when reading a series than forgetting who did what to who in the earlier booksI really enjoyed The Long Utopia I think I now have my head around stepping and millions of parallel worlds I even coped with Lobsang moving from one body to another and working alongside one of his own alternate selves I was upset with what happened to Sally Stan and the catThere is a lot of explanation in this book We find out some of the history of natural steppers and start to understand about the Next We also experience an alien invasion of amazing proportions There is out there outside the Long EarthI will not wait so long before reading book 5

REVIEW ↠ THECOLCHESTERCIRCLE.CO.UK Ò Terry Pratchett

The Long Utopia

Cie w New Springfield – adoptowali nawet dziecko Wydaje się jednak że nie trafili tam przypadkiem Krążą pogłoski o dziwnych zjawiskach na niebie o strachach Coś jest w tym świecie nie tak Miliony kroków od tego miejsca Joshua dowiaduje się o ojcu którego nigdy nie znał i odkrywa sekretną historię rodziny Nagle niespodziewanie otrzymuje pilne wezwanie z New Springfield Lob The Long Earth series is showing its age in this the fourth book The first book The Long Earth was entertaining and started out strong with an innovative take on the multiverse concept and introducing a handful of interesting characters Those ualities were carried over into the first seuel The Long War The Long Mars recycled the same characters but did little to add to their growth or to continue world building and innovation That unfortunate trend continues in The Long Utopia which revisits the same familiar characters but ultimately provides them with little growth adventure or action and fails to exhibit any innovation or creativity In fact many of the characters are poorly developed cliches and the main characters lack the animation and depth from the first two books becoming just rubber stamps of themselves For a book about the future and the interesting things to be found far from our mundane earth the novel even wastes about a dozen chapters on flashbacks to 19th Century England to fill in some family background on a main character which is clearly useless filler designed to fluff the book up into novel length to meet contractual obligations The authors committed to delivering five novels in this series and this one was clearly written merely to fulfill that obligation It s too little jam spread over too much stale toast

Terry Pratchett Ò 1 READ

Sang zaczyna rozumieć wagę tego co dzieje się pod powierzchnią jego świata – i zagraża wszystkim światom Długiej Ziemi Aby z tym walczyć potrzebne są połączone wysiłki ludzkości maszyny i superinteligentnych Następnych A niektórzy muszą złożyć ostateczną ofiaręCzwarta część bestsellerowej serii autorstwa mistrza fantasy Terry'ego Pratchetta oraz Stephena Baxter Something of a return to form for this series that by the end of the third instalment had threatened to become a colossal waste of time and effort Gone is the multiple vignette style of book three added is a fair dose of Baxter s scientific imagination and explanation replaced is the inevitable conclusion in favour of an unexpected denouement that whilst still sueezed in to the same number of words as a description of a forest I exaggerate is at least moving the story in a new direction even if that new direction is aimed at simply selling the final instalment Baxter isn t known for his characterisation and here at least he seems to recognise that letting the universe he created with Terry Pratchett do much of the lifting and resisting the urge to speechify in expositionary tones if not all the time then for large chunks of story I started to think of the seuence in terms of Asimov s original Foundation trilogy and whilst not set over such a vast timeframe or with an evolving cast of protagonists the same crew from the previous books all seem to return here it does perhaps seem to have the same goal The end section as BaxterPratchett describe events on the Earth of New Springfield is probably some of the best writing in the series and dark too when coupled with the Granny WeatherwaxShepherd Crown spoiler I couldn t avoid I suspect that this holds an insight in to the mood of our beloved dying author


10 thoughts on “The Long Utopia

  1. says:

    I am not sure why I left it so long between book 3 and this one but luckily I still had a good memory of what went before There is nothing worse

  2. says:

    The Long Utopia by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter is my favorite book of this series since the first oneThe f

  3. says:

    I took this volume and the next on holidays with me Plenty of time on the beach waiting for flights on flights etc to read And these books are the perfect holiday reading material short chapters easy prose great concepts The Long Utopia carries on the story of the main characters of Joshua Lobsang Sally and a few others th

  4. says:

    There is a certain point in a series where a reviewer has to accept that the series is not going in the direction they exp

  5. says:

    The Long Earth series is showing its age in this the fourth book The first book The Long Earth was entertaining and started out strong with an innovative take on the multiverse concept and introducing a handful of interesting characters Those ualities were carried over into the first seuel The Long War The Long Mars recycled the same charac

  6. says:

    This series of books makes me incredibly angry It is a demonstration of the bizarre reaction that happens when you combine two authors who seemingly balance each other very well Instead of fascinating science fiction concepts from Baxter with the exceptional character development from Pratchett you get uninspired characters from Baxter who

  7. says:

    Something of a return to form for this series that by the end of the third instalment had threatened to become a colossal waste of time and effort Gone is the multiple vignette style of book three added is a fair dose of Baxter's scientific imagination and explanation replaced is the inevitable conclusion in favour of an

  8. says:

    2 Stars The Long Utopia The Long Earth #4 by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter is a longslow and mostly boring

  9. says:

    Humanity has reached the middle of the twenty first century Datum Earth is never really recovered from the battering of the Yellowstone caldera and has slowly moved further into the Long Earths and started to settle Lobsang is now an elderly and tetchy AI living on Springfield an exotic earth deep in the Long Earth Settled with Agnes they have even adopted a child but as he embraces normal life there are strange sightings and unus

  10. says:

    This is such an odd series it's slow and rather uneventful but ultimately very enjoyable Of all the thought provoking ser