Long Mars
Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

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Narrated By: Michael Fenton Stevens

Duration: 12 hours and 3 minutes

What to expect

2040-2045: In the years after the cataclysmic Yellowstone eruption there is massive economic dislocation as populations flee Datum Earth to myriad Long Earth worlds. Sally, Joshua, and Lobsang are all involved in this perilous work when, out of the blue, Sally is contacted by her long-vanished father and inventor of the original Stepper device, Willis Linsay. He tells her he is planning a fantastic voyage across the Long Mars and wants her to accompany him. But Sally soon learns that Willis has ulterior motives ...

Meanwhile U. S. Navy Commander Maggie Kauffman has embarked on an incredible journey of her own, leading an expedition to the outer limits of the far Long Earth.

For Joshua, the crisis he faces is much closer to home. He becomes embroiled in the plight of the Next: the super-bright post-humans who are beginning to emerge from their 'long childhood' in the community called Happy Landings, located deep in the Long Earth. Ignorance and fear are causing 'normal' human society to turn against the Next - and a dramatic showdown seems inevitable . . .

Genre

Science fiction, Technothriller, Science fiction: space opera, Science fiction: steampunk, Science fiction: time travel, Science fiction: space exploration, Science fiction: apocalyptic & post-apocalyptic

Listen to a sample

Here they come again, Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter, skipping along their quantum string of planets like giddy schoolboys - and what a joy it is to have them back . . . it's a thrilling and ceaselessly entertaining ride.

SFX magazine

Imaginative, sense-of-wonder SF at its best . . . thrilling stuff from the masters.