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The Long War by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter follows the adventures and travails of heroes Joshua Valiente and Lobsang in an exciting continuation of the extraordinary science fiction journey begun in their New York Times bestseller The Long Earth.
A generation after the events of The Long Earth, humankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by “stepping.” A new “America”—Valhalla—is emerging more than a million steps from Datum—our Earth. Thanks to a bountiful environment, the Valhallan society mirrors the core values and behaviors of colonial America. And Valhalla is growing restless under the controlling long arm of the Datum government.
Soon Joshua, now a married man, is summoned by Lobsang to deal with a building crisis that threatens to plunge the Long Earth into a war unlike any humankind has waged before.

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The Long War
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3.8 / 5
January 23rd, 2014
A decent read. Strangely addictive. I think now that you mostly know the characters it reads a lot better than the first. I still love the idea of the "Long Earth," and that's what really makes it a pleasure to read.
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The Long War
November 19th, 2013
Original sci fi concept. Too sparse on origins of discovery & vague references to understory plots.
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Doesn't really go anywhere
October 22nd, 2013
Despite the disappointment of the first book, I decided to give the series a second try. I won't be giving the series a third try. You can't find Sir Pratchett's wit anywhere in the book, and as for the plot...well, there isn't one.
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Strange concept but good
October 3rd, 2013
Seeing the effect of how infinite space would change our society as well as great fun
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Pretty rough
August 28th, 2013
This sequel felt rougher than the first, less Pratchett-y, and less engaging. They've taken an interesting idea and seem to be spinning it out into a patchy and frustratingly loosely connected series. I'll probably read the inevitable third book, because they're still enjoyable and an easy read, but I'm not in any hurry for it to come out. Not particularly recommended, and in retrospect, even less likely to recommend anyone pick up the first book.
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