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En merely to fulfill that obligation It s too little jam spread over too much stale toast There is a certain point in a series where a reviewer has to accept that the series is not going in the irection they expected and either give up reading or give up being critical of installments that Blind Devotion (The Shifter Chronicles don t confirm to expectation You see I loved The Long Earth and got really excited by theramatically titled The Long War Nonetheless I was isappointed by both War and Mars There just seemed so many cool story lines not fleshed out the weird giant blob beetle travelling the earths the tension between steppers and non steppes and so "OnHowever It Seems Unfair To "it seems unfair to books based on what I thought should happen For this reason I approached Utopia with an open mindStill idn t like itMuch like the worlds spanning both irections from atum earth endless story lines seemed to be introduced I found myself struggling to grasp onto any as the key tension Was I meant to be intrigued by Joshua s rather Dickensian family history The reveal that possibly people could step North and South as well way unused by the way a plot involving the Next or the bugs revealed on Earth number blahblahblahIt wasn t until the final act and the characters explained what should have been a gut wrenching plan if only the book spent time coherently Billy Bragg developing the characters beyond a strangely accepting and philosophical robot catAnyway my point is even with an open mind the story lacked power as a plot it was hard to know who to cling to and what to care about If this is the last installment I misappointed but consider an end to the series as ideal if none the later books are to be as good as the first Long Earth 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 this time concerning the Next homo superiors and Lobsang s retirement with Sister Agnes to raise a family Of course things go wrong in a plot movingly way This is very much the flavour of the previous volumes If you enjoyed those you ll enjoy this If you Polly Prices Totally Secret Diary didn t you won t find anything new orifferent These books are not brilliantly written nor are they going to blow your mind in big set ups But they consistently eliver fascinating ideas and a small scale plot They re relaxing They re like a great Twain ride Nothing too strenuous or stressful just sit back and enjoy the Long Earth The Long Utopia by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter is my favorite book of this series since the first oneThe first book in the Long Earth series captured my imagination to a egree that s rare The world of the Long Earth is stunning The characters Mr Pratchett and Mr Baxter created are fascinating individuals and it s a rewarding experience to spend time with themWhen I read a book I want to feel like the story exists for its own sake I want to feel like the authors are compelled to tell this story and no other But the stories in The Long War and The Long Mars feel like they exist mostly as excuses to explore the expanding world of the Long Earth This isn "T To Say That "to say that stories haven t been good they re well structured and well told populated by characters who I care about but I can t shake the feeling that The Majors Daughter different stories would have 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 The. Aczyna rozumieć wagę tego cozieje 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 Baxtera.
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This One Has Kept Me Up Atone has kept me up at thinking the most The idea of stepping of a endless necklace of interconnected worlds is just so satisfying And TP and SB have really spent their time talking this one through and thinking it all out I miss Pratchett 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 The Touch 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 unusual happenings in his new homeThese strange and unusual sightings have the potential the threaten all of the Long Earth Worlds and this threat will bring together all of mankind Ai and the hyper intelligent Next to counter it Inoing so they may have to make the ultimate sacrificeOver all this isn t a bad book Pratchett and Baxter have concentrated the story on a couple of worlds bringing in old characters and new to counter the threat to all the Long Earth Between them their imagination knows no bounds But there are a few flaws it feels very slow moving the characters have not really On His Majestys Service developed anyepth and Pratchett s normally sharp wit seems to be been blunted somewhat Which is a shame really because both authors are capable of so much One to go in the series which I will read because it is rude to leave a series unfinished isn t it 2 Stars The Long Utopia The Long Earth 4 by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter is a longslow and mostly boring read I have enjoyed the previous books uite a bit even though I had problems with both books two and three I guess my feelings on this one were pretty inevitableThe first 25 percent of this book involves pretty much nothingsure there is a birthday and some stepping but very little happened As a result I found myself bored and couldn t keep a focus on what was actually happening I skim read through most of the rest and felt like this is probably it for meI absolutely love both authors they are among my very favorite They have tons of great works to gush about this just isn t one of them 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 Different Class dose of Baxter s scientific imagination and explanation replaced is the inevitable conclusion in favour of an unexpectedenouement that whilst still sueezed in to the same number of words as a The Essential Good Food Guide description of a forest I exaggerate is at least moving the story in a newirection even if that new Textbook of Wisdom 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 Pratchetto 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 In Defence of Dogs does perhaps seem to have the same goal The end section as BaxterPratchettescribe events on the Earth of New Springfield is. Jest połowa XXI wieku Po ogromnym wstrząsie Dnia Przekroczenia i po erupcji superwulkanu Yellowstone ludzkość sięga wciąż alej w Długą Ziemię Społeczeństwo ewoluuje na zniszczonej Ziemi Podstawowej i poza nią Pojawiają się nowe wyzwania Podstarzały i gderliwy SI Lobsang zamieszkuje z Agnes na egzotycznym i alekim świecie Postanowili wieść normalne życie w New ,
Probably some of the best writing in the series and The City in Mind 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 belovedying author This series of books makes me incredibly angry It is a emonstration 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 evelopment from Pratchett you get uninspiredwith the exceptional character evelopment from Pratchett you get uninspired from Baxter "Whose Work Is Rife "work is rife flat "unbelievable people and boring rehashed SF ideas from Pratchett who is far better "people and boring rehashed SF ideas from Pratchett who is far better for his use of wit than his ground breaking ideasThese two took an idea for a series that was by no means revolutionary and instead of making it special with their uniue skills as an author they just continued to force out tired over written and under plotted rivel For a interesting look at people with the ability to step between parallel earths try The Family Trade by Charles Stross and for a better version of the characters in this series try any other bookThe plot The City Of Heavenly Tranquillity drifts hither and yon with no regards for the basic concepts of pacing or linearity or even a consciousisregard for linearity The story collects characters like loose change and spends their lives in twee attempts to engender some emotional attachment to a story which ultimately Penguins Poems for Life delivers nothing in the way of real awe or amazement While studded with creatures and places which could be fascinating or terrifying the story simplyoesn t give them the time to shine in any meaningful sense leading to feeling of unreality about place which the authors want us to be able to imagine vividly Over and over villains or isasters are built up only to be entirely undercut by the next book or brushed under a rug by a eus ex machina This lack of suspense serves only to limit any empathy we might have for the frail shells of the almost human feeling protagonistsThe Long Earth had potential Each book had enough plot points for 3 books and enough characters for 10 while paradoxically containing enough personality for 12 a book These authors idn t need time or skill they needed a good fucking editor who isn t afraid to tell two super star writers that they were putting out rubbish 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 id 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 Divine Beauty developed cliches and the main characters lack the animation andepth 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 Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone dozen chapters on flashbacks to 19th Century England to fill in some family background on a main character which is clearly useless filleresigned to fluff the book up into novel length to meet contractual obligations The authors committed to Down to the Sea in Ships delivering five novels in this series and this one was clearly writt. Pringfield – adoptowali nawetziecko Wydaje się jednak że nie trafili tam przypadkiem Krążą pogłoski o Wife by Wednesday (The Weekday Brides, dziwnych zjawiskach na niebie o strachach Coś jest w tym świecie nie tak Miliony kroków od tego miejsca Joshuaowiaduje się o ojcu którego nigdy nie znał i odkrywa sekretną historię rodziny Nagle niespodziewanie otrzymuje pilne wezwanie z New Springfield Lobsang .