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Mprobable of worlds even a flat one on back of a giant turtle Unfortunately we live on the ONE where giant turtle Unfortunately we live on the ONE world where forces of nature id NOT prevent this book from being written In this unlucky universe Stephen Baxter must have cornered Terry Pratchett at a Sci Fi convention pouncing on him like an over excited puppy Ooooh please Sir Terry Let me play with one of your nice shiny worlds And sir Terry threw him a short story world as a bone in order to escape Here s one I ve had under the bed for years try not to break it Down boyBaxter may not of uite broken it but he efinitely "wee ed on the rug and chewed the sofaI can t "ed on the rug and chewed the sofaI can t of a worse possible writer to collaborate with for this type of novelBaxter s only talent is coming up with a range of superficial what ifs but in this book the core ideas are Pratchett s It s Baxter s task to pad them out and link them up but the structure of this book is at best a travelogue and at worse a isjointed series of unrelated vignettes crying out for a unifying theme or character The Pidgin Warrior drama If Pratchett had written this it s possible he could haverawn the threads together into something emotionally and intellectually satisfying Unfortunately Baxter has no idea how to write characters on a good Baby to Toddler Month by Month. Simone Cave and Caroline Fertleman day he can just about manage a jobescription with a back story This means he cannot write ialogue All his characters speak in the same glib white middle class male heterosexual voice even the Chinese even the ladies I suspect he thinks this flippant tone is comic but he comes across as a nerd who laughs at his own jokes before the punchline These characters are only in place to eliver lectures about whatever random scene we are in at the time You could shuffle or Randolf Emmanuel Fontanilla (The Billionaire Boys Club, delete over 90% of this book s content and mix up the protagonists and it would make just as much or as little sense Like worlds strobing under a super stepping Twain it all blurs into an indistinguishable smudge punctuated by the occasional bright Joker world sentence obviously supplied by Pratchett via post it noteEnough about Baxter he s a twit and I should know better than to pick up one of hisriveling texts It s Terry Pratchett I m concerned with I think he s a genius but when you strip him of his awesome powers of word smithery and examine some of his ideas without the comic trickery as we can in this book they tend to the simplistic rather than the simpleHe champions a moderate libertarianism and usually sweetens it with uirky folksy characters oozing common sense I m reminded of all the times he writes about the Laissez faire way Havelock Vetinari governs Ankh Morpork how he champions the ugly messy violent chaotic capitalism but the city works it worksWith The Long Earth series we see another expression of this libertarian politics lots of self governing crowd sourcing Game for Life decentralized post scarcity communities but without Sir Terry s Magic box of tricks the posturing comes across at best as simplistic and worse a bit off I m thinking of the comments about allowing natural selection to take care of therug problem It may indeed work Terry but I would like to know how Exactly I hope Pratchett lives long enough to write his next Moist Van Lipwig novel the proposed one about taxes as that would be really interesting to compare to the half baked ideas expressed in the Long Earth series The sorely missed Iain Banks Culture novels offer a far sophisticated and realistic analysis of mostly positive self organising societiesI have always enjoyed Pratchett s anti racism themes in the Diskworld novels my favorite was the Orc rights footballers and models mash up brilliant Yet in this book the Trolls are people too theme just მოთხრობები didn t work for me I realize now just how emotionally manipulative Pratchett is as a writer He can twist my heart around his little finger Alas at the hands of a hack like Baxter Nobel Causes are reduced to the emotional resonance of a cheesy Hallmark CardTime to step sideways and find the world where Baxter wrote half baked ideas for a world on post it notes and Terry Pratchett lovingly populated it with memorable characters and a sharp witty text It s out there in the high megas To start off with the title is a fallacy there s no war here long or otherwiseInstead the book has the exact same problem as the original It s aozen or so characters in search of a plot Baxter and Pratchett Flames of the Dark Crystal do a marvelous job of continuing to explore the ramifications of the Long Earth but that s about all the book is Beyond that we get someisconnected stories of various individuals that we re not really that attached toIf you thought the setup in the first book would be paid out by some actual plot in the second you re going to be One Night at the Lake disappointed. Recurree nuevo a él porue se avecina una guerra una guerra The Hero Next Door distinta a todas las libradas hasta ahora Tras La Tierra Larga Fantascy 2014 Terry Pratchett y Stephen Baxteros titanes Ask Me No Questions de la literatura fantástica vuelven con una nueva aventura tan inteligente comoivertida ue indaga las consecuencias The Gnadiges Fraulein. de un mundo ilimitado «Aluimia literaria» SFX «La calidez y la humanidade Pratchett se alían con la extraordinariamente fértil imaginación e Baxter» The Guardian. The Long WarI see I liked this than most "reviewers id I ll try to whyOK the other reviewers are correct the characters are pretty "did I try to explain whyOK the other reviewers are correct the characters are pretty cliches and mostly American Musicians do notirectly have any conflict with each other though they missed a GREAT opportunity with the SallyHelen subplot Mostly though everyone is railroaded by the book s version of fate or His Convict Wife (Convict Wives destiny which is an AI Ioubt that this is a spoiler for anyone who s read 1The overall plots are Toyota Management System diffuse though some of the individual immediate scenarios are well handled The overarching plots are seen obliuely thanirectlyAnd that is why I gave it 4 starsLife is what happens when you re making other plans and that s what s going you re making other plans and that s what s going here I The Perfect Indulgence don I hate reading books from a series that isn t finished yet Ion t know how all of those fantasy geeks Stonebrook Cottage (Carriage House, do it This being the second entry in The Long series I found it somewhat of aisappointment after the world building that was A Seductive Revenge done presumably as a set up for the longer series in the first novel was essentially just continued with further travelogue like anecdotes from several characters scattered about The Long Earth I m not complaining too much I ve signed up for this ride now afterall Baxter and Pratchett areescribing some interesting scenarios and exciting my imagination BUT I wish I California Living d known to expect that this would be all I would be getting as opposed to something intricate and fascinating and exciting something like the Xeelee seuence mixed with the characters that inhabit The Discworld perhapsIf anything The Long War is a better book than the first one the two authors have largely avoided the annoying issues I had this time around gone are the endless arbitrary pop culture references for example and the evolution of the culture and politics of their universe is handled well the frustrating nature of the America centric tale becoming a positive as the reprehensible nature of their government and people in reality allows for an easy villain of the piece in near future fiction you can truly believe that the extrapolation made by Baxter and Pratchett would come to pass and it made me angry which would be exactly what the authors intendedBut still I wanted from this one I have no real preference for war fiction and I wasisappointed that the story was going there so uickly but as it turns out when you re promised war and there is no war in the novel you actually get So Damn Lucky (Lucky OToole, disappointedSo the third part is called The Long Mars at least I ll know to expect a bunch of characters travelling to various Mars incarnations probably in airect copy of the plot from the first book which will be interesting but nothing too exciting will happen there won t be any conflict or any real science there will just be a calm exploration First I would note that according to the goodreads rating system 2 stars indicates that the book was okay In other words the book isn t bad I just thought it was okay I loved the first the books and was highly anticipating this second book Unfortunately it lost a lot of the charm and curiosity of the first book and focused on those areas that I Wild Embers: Poems of Rebellion, Fire, and Beauty didn t like from the first book In the first book it was a lot of fun to read the chemistry or lack thereof between Joshua and Lobsang In this book Joshua and Lobsang are almost never together Lobsang himself was a character I loved from the first book In the second book he s only in the background Even Joshua is less in the spotlight but not to theegree of Lobsang And at any rate Joshua s character has changed from the wandering loner Some of what made the long earth itself so intriguing is also missing in the second book The first book was a wondrous exploration of the multiverse earths The view spoilerfirst person singular hide spoiler Terry Pratchett loves cat but I m not sure how he feels about Ryugakusei no tame no Kanji no Kyokasho SHOKYU 300 - Japanese Writing Study Book dogs considering theogs in this book But that s okay he loves cats His cat apparently tried to eat hamsters onceFor the record I love Pratchett s work and the three books I read by Stephen Baxter I enjoyed I was thrilled they were working together It should be noted however that I am a reader not a fan as Pratchett would say I still love Pratchett and I am glad about his book A Study in Scandal (Scandalous dealHoweverIf you have never read Stephen Baxter or Terry Pratchett beforeo not start with the series let alone this book Start elsewhere DoThis book the second in a series most likely of three raises some very interesting topics and uestions It would make for a good philosphey and moralstic Letting it Go debate The world building is niceAnd it is a morals and world building novel looking for a plot because there is not one Sorry no plot maybe a wink of one Have to call it as I see it No plot At least the first book in the series had som. La Tierra Larga es un sinfíne mundos paralelos a solo un paso The One Who Stays (Summer Island, deistancia La humanidad ha explorado muchos e ellos impulsando el comercio y la cultura Pero también ha alterado el euilibrio político e nuestra tierra Smijurija u mjerama de origen y la estabilidad ecológicae estos nuevos mundos Por un lado la Declaración Speer de Independenciae una lejana colonia provoca la censura Ultralearning del gobierno ultraconservador Por otro los humanos hanescubierto ue los trolls unos pacíficos humanoi. ,


E humor going for it No "HUMOR THIS ONE SOME VERY "in this Some very characters who talk too much Some interesting characters who The Ring Of The Dove don to enough and in one case The Lost Literature of Medieval England disapper for about half the book and some interesting characters who sing but who knows what they sing Something happened at the end but honestly at that point Iidn t care because THERE WASN T A PLOT It reminded me of the Otherworld series by Tad Williams The writers got caught up in the idea and were able to overlook the plot that was jumping up and own to be included Giving A Three Star Review a three star review a seuel of one of my favorite books is really ifficult So let me try to warrant this in writingThe Long Earth book introduces us to so many new interesting and weird concepts Its seuel The Long War provides us with just some human centered stories that run in parallel and as usual foreshadow the existence of a third part The writing of this book was very well copyedited as is the case with all Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter books that I have read so far That makes it a fairly easy and uick read The problems are many and they infuse the book cover to cover A peculiar plot line spans almost the entire book While being mentioned in other plot lines it could be simply Garfield Dishes It Out (Garfield, dropped Even the mentions of the plot line could be kept since they were completely self containedWhile the entire book has a rather light feel to it our main hero goes through rather suddenly through a kind of torture The torture pops up without any good reason and rather suddenly And leaves the same way The hero gets hurt but not lethally and none of the characters are significantly influenced by what has happened Why leave it there It changed the mood of the book without warning and without reward for the reader who empathized with the tortureThis book had a strange problem of non interference fromeus ex machina As a Im a Narwhal deus ex machina character is written into the book without many practical limitations the moments when it could step in and resolve the situation butid not were Madame Timide disappointing Feels like a moment in a James Bond movie where Bond chooses to get beatentorturedyou name it by choosing not to use one of his gadgets without making any significant impact on the plot The previous book was published nearly a year ago and that is when I read it In the meantime I forgot many of theetails about the characters and world mechanics In this book we are reminded about most things relevant to the plot but some of the reminders simply arrive too late After the points where they were relevant in the plotI realize that one can already preorder the next book from with the release Girl, Woman, Other date in January 2014 Still even a second book from a three part series can be made to function much better than this Patches for the above problems are fairly straightforward and it is strange that they were not applied The Long War looses two stars for having easily fixable problemsespite the level of professionalism that the rest of the book exhibits Fabulous the concepts are thought provoking the story continues on to number three The Long Earth was the story of the human race after it A South African Night discovered a way to access infinite parallel Earths It really was a thought experiment really there is a small amount of plot but a lot is just exploring the implications of thisiscovery And it is Bismillah Soup done intelligently with humanity and with wit But not the Discworld in your face type of wit Subtle wit The second volume of the Long series is essentially of the same of volume 1 But that s not a bad thing at all The thought experiment gets pushed even further There are new characters chess pieces to follow and old favourites back again It really is just an enjoyable and intelligent ride So recommended for those SF fans who are also humanists When The Long Earth came out about a year ago I considered it an interesting exercise in world building but not so interesting as a fictional novel But what the hell it was nicely written and only part one of a two part series so I was happy enough to be introduced to this fascinating world of literally infinite possibility ready for the seuel to actually have charactersoing things in some kind of plot line Here we are a year later and that seuel The Long War is out It s an interesting exercise in world building but not so interesting as a fictional novel But what the hell it s nicely written and only part two of a trilogy so oh wait a minute The Long War is basically of the same but so Twelve years have passed since the events of The Long Earth You can tell this because characters who were old are now really old and characters who were young are now not so young There is a place in the multiverse for even the most Des capaces पिंजर de cambiare mundo son muy útiles para el trabajo físico y los utilizan para su beneficio Ante el inexorable avance Venous Catheters de los colonos humanos los trolls están empezando aesaparecer En su The Marines E-Mail Order Bride (The Heroes of Chance Creek, día Joshua Valienté lideró la primera misióne exploración Android Studio Application Development de estos mundos múltiples junto con la unidade inteligencia artificial llamada Lobsang Ahora una Å Skrive Jus til Eksamen décadaespués Joshua se verá obligado a abandonar su vida apacible con su mujer e hijo La Tierra Larga.

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