Terry Pratchett: The Long War



Erson singular hide spoiler To start ff with the title is a fallacy there s no war here long r therwiseInstead the book has the exact same problem as the riginal It s a dozen r so characters in search Baghdad, Mon Amour: A Journey of Exile and Return of a plot Baxter and Pratchett do a marvelous jobf continuing to explore the ramifications Dead Inside of the Long Earth but that s about all the book is Beyond that we get some disconnected storiesf various individuals that we re not really that attached toIf you thought the setup in the first book would be paid ut by some actual plot in the second you re going to be disappointed The Long Earth was the story f the human race after it discovered a way to access infinite parallel Earths It really was a thought experiment really there is a small amount The Taste of Spruce Gum of plot but a lot is just exploring the implicationsf this discovery And it is done intelligently with humanity and with wit But not the Discworld in your face type f wit Subtle wit The second volume f the Long series is essentially She Stoops to Conquer of the samef 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 Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile old favourites back again It really is just an enjoyable and intelligent ride So recommended for those SF fans who are also humanists Terry Pratchett loves cat but I m not sure how he feels about dogs considering the dogs in this book But that skay he loves cats His cat apparently tried to eat hamsters Orb 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 dealHoweverIf you have never read Stephen Baxterr Terry Pratchett before do not start with the series let alone this book Start elsewhere DoThis book the second in a series most likely The Dandy and Lady Penelope of three raises some very interesting topics and uestions It would make for a good philosphey and moralstic debate The world building is niceAnd it is a morals and world building novel looking for a plot because there is notne Sorry no plot maybe a wink f ne Have to call it as I see it No plot At least the first book in the series had some humor going for it No humor in this Multi-Family Therapy one Some very boring characters who talk too much Some interesting characters who don t do enough and inne case 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 I didn t care because THERE WASN T A PLOT It reminded me National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th Edition of the Otherworld series by Tad Williams The writers got caught up in the idea and were able toverlook the plot that was jumping up and down to be included I see I liked this than most reviewers did I ll try to explain whyOK the ther reviewers are correct the characters are pretty much cliches and mostly do not directly have any conflict with each ther though they missed a GREAT pportunity with the SallyHelen subplot Mostly though everyone is railroaded by the book s version f fate A History of Prophecy in Israel, Revised and Enlarged or destiny which is an AI I doubt that this is a spoiler for anyone who s read 1Theverall plots are diffuse though some Think good thoughts about a pussycat of the individual immediate scenarios are well handled Theverarching plots are seen One, Two, Three Me obliuely than directlyAnd that is why I gave it 4 starsLife is what happens when you re makingther plans and that s what s going n here I don t know if it was intentionally done but it was pretty clever Even with problems people were trying to address directly usually the direct approach was a FAIL and nly indirect holistic approaches worked And that s appropriate and reflective Sex and Lust in Tijuana: True Sex Stories of the Tjamigos of real Life though manyf us read fiction because things ARE direct there than in RLWhat does it mean to be a member f a bellicose species that suddenly has really no excuse for war nor any realistic way f waging it How can you keep people in a broad sense Tea for Ruby oppressed when they can just leave For me these uestions and the sometimes direct sometimesbliue approaches to them make this book well worth reading but the reader does have to put many The Life of Saint Philip Neri of the pieces together I think that s goodtherwise it d be too much f a polemicAnyway I liked it and am looking forward to 3 When The Long Earth came ut 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 nly part ne I only Like the Fingers of the Guy I Hate, Vol. 1 of a two part series so I was happy enough to be introduced to this fascinating worldf literally infinite possibility ready for the seuel to actually have characters doing things in some kind The Whistle Pig of plot line Here we are a year later and that seuel The Long War isut It s an interesting exercise in world building but not so interesting as a fictional novel But what the hell it s nicely wr. Des capaces de cambiar de mundo son muy útiles para el trabajo físico y los utilizan para su beneficio Ante el inexorable avance de los colonos humanos los trolls están empezando a desaparecer En su día Joshua Valienté lideró la primera misión de exploración de estos mundos múltiples junto con la unidad de inteligencia artificial llamada Lobsang Ahora una década después Joshua se verá bligado a abandonar su vida apacible con su mujer e hijo La Tierra Larga.

There is a place in the multiverse for even the most improbable f worlds even a flat ne n the back Church Planting Is for Wimps: How God Uses Messed-Up People to Plant Ordinary Churches That Do Extraordinary Things of a giant turtle Unfortunately we liven the ONE world where the forces A Stepdaughter In Heat of nature did NOT prevent this book from being written In this unlucky universe Stephen Baxter must have cornered Terry Pratchett at a Sci Fi convention pouncingn him like an ver excited puppy Ooooh please Sir Terry Let me play with ne Rufus of your nice shiny worlds And sir Terry threw him a short story world as a bone inrder to escape Here s ne I ve had under the bed for years try not to break it Down boyBaxter may not f uite broken it but he definitely wee ed You Are a Miserable Excuse for a Hero!: Book One in the Just Make a Choice! Series on the rug and chewed the sofaI can t thinkf a worse possible writer to collaborate with for this type f novelBaxter s nly talent is coming up with a range Women and Social Work: Towards a Woman-Centered Practice of superficial what ifs but in this book the core ideas are Pratchett s It s Baxter s task to pad themut and link them up but the structure f this book is at best a travelogue and at worse a disjointed series f unrelated vignettes crying The Cowboys out for a unifying themer character drama If Pratchett had written this it s possible he could have drawn the threads together into something emotionally and intellectually satisfying Unfortunately Baxter has no idea how to write characters n a good day he can just about manage a job description with a back story This means he cannot write dialogue 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 wn jokes before the punchline These characters are nly in place to deliver lectures about whatever random scene we are in at the time You could shuffle r delete My Grandfather's Prison: A Story of Death and Deceit in 1940s Kansas City over 90%f this book s content and mix up the protagonists and it would make just as much r as little sense Like worlds strobing under a super stepping Twain it all blurs into an indistinguishable smudge punctuated by the ccasional bright Joker world sentence Whos Next? Guess Who! obviously supplied by Pratchett via post it noteEnough about Baxter he s a twit and I should know better than to pick upne f his driveling texts It s Terry Pratchett I m concerned with I think he s a genius but when you strip him f his awesome powers Papi's Gift of word smithery and examine somef 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 ozing common sense I m reminded f 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 f this libertarian politics lots f self governing crowd sourcing decentralized post scarcity communities but without Sir Terry s Magic box グライネリエ 1 [Grainerie 1] of tricks the posturing comes across at best as simplistic and worse a bitff I m thinking f the comments about allowing natural selection to take care f the drug 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 ne 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 ffer a far sophisticated and realistic analysis The First Socialist Society: A History of the Soviet Union from Within of mostly positive selfrganising 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 didn t work for me I realize now just how emotionally manipulative Pratchett is as a writer He can twist my he Fabulous the concepts are thought provoking the story continues The Coming Revolution in Youth Ministry on to number three First I would note that according to the goodreads rating system 2 stars indicates that the book waskay In File Under: Arson other words the book isn t bad I just thought it waskay I loved the first the books and was highly anticipating this second book Unfortunately it lost a lot Wicked Sense of the charm and curiosityf the first book and focused n those areas that I didn t like from the first book In the first book it was a lot f fun to read the chemistry Powerless Against You 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 snly in the background Even Joshua is less in the spotlight but not to the degree f Lobsang And at any rate Joshua s character has changed from the wandering loner Some f what made the long earth itself so intriguing is also missing in the second book The first book was a wondrous exploration f the multiverse earths The view spoilerfirst La Tierra Larga es un sinfín de mundos paralelos a solo un paso de distancia La humanidad ha explorado muchos de ellos impulsando el comercio y la cultura Pero también ha alterado el euilibrio político de nuestra tierra de rigen y la estabilidad ecológica de estos nuevos mundos Por un lado la Declaración de Independencia de una lejana colonia provoca la censura del gobierno ultraconservador Por tro los humanos han descubierto ue los trolls unos pacíficos humanoi.

Itten and nly part two The Texan Meets His Match of a trilogy soh wait a minute The Long War is basically f the same but so Twelve years have passed since the events f The Long Earth You can tell this because characters who were ld are now really ld and characters who were young are now not so young Prototypical is the protagonist Joshua who was a young man in the first novel but now is pushing middle age He has a wife and young son whose primary role in life is to remind the reader that twelve years have passed and that Joshua who was a young man in the first novel is now pushing middle ageWhile the first novel showcased via a bunch The Heretic's Handbook (Kindle Single) of vignettes the immediate ramificationsf the Blue Guide New York opening upf the eponymous Long Earth an infinite row f parallel Earths that using either a simple device r innate ability people suddenly became able to step between This seuel showcases via a bunch Monsieur de Saint-George: Virtuoso, Swordsman, Revolutionary: A Legendary Life Rediscovered of vignettes the slightly less immediate ramifications There are a half dozenr so subplots but no superplot Characters just kind Garden of The Gods of explore the many Earths again getting into andut f scrapes and then the book ends n a big downer just like the first The Fruits of Graft: Great Depressions Then and Now one Onef the subplots concerns a Chinese expedition which flies across the Long Earth to a world twenty million steps away from the riginal On this impossibly distant parallel world it finds nothing interesting so turns around and comes back It s almost an allegory for the book as a whole Characters go somewhere because ne Musical Mathematics: On the Art and Science of Acoustic Instruments of thether half developed subplots makes it seem like an Goig okay idea do something that s about showing a bitf the Long Earth than advancing any semblance Where Alligators Sleep of plot and then turn around and come backThere really is some lovely writing here The novel could have been a collectionsf short stories set in the Long Earth it would have excelled as such But it s posing as a full length novel and the fa ade is less than convincing Giving a three star review to a seuel f ne Ten Weeks with Chinese Bandits of my favorite books is really difficult 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 existencef a third part The writing f 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 ther plot lines it could be simply dropped Even the mentions Young And Naive, Wasted Years of the plot line could be kept since they were completely self containedWhile the entire book has a rather light feel to itur main hero goes through rather suddenly through a kind Ebekulak of torture The torture pops up withou I hate reading books from a series that isn t finished yet I don t know how allf those fantasy geeks do it This being the second entry in The Long series I found it somewhat Israeli Soldier Girl of a disappointment after the world building that was 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 are describing some interesting scenarios and exciting my imagination BUT I wish I d known to expect that this would be all I would be getting aspposed 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 Understories 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 evolutionf the culture and politics Commissar of their universe is handled well the frustrating naturef the America centric tale becoming a positive as the reprehensible nature Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook of their government and people in reality allows for an easy villainf 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 ne I have no real preference for war fiction and I was disappointed that the story was going there so uickly but as it turns ut when you re promised war and there is no war in the novel you actually get disappointedSo the third part is called The Long Mars at least I ll know to expect a bunch The Firebrand Legacy of characters travelling to various Mars incarnations probably in a direct copyf the plot from the first book which will be interesting but nothing too exciting will happen there won t be any conflict r any real science there will just be a calm exploration. Recurre de nuevo a él porue se avecina una guerra una guerra distinta a todas las libradas hasta ahora Tras La Tierra Larga Fantascy 2014 Terry Pratchett y Stephen Baxter dos titanes de la literatura fantástica vuelven con una nueva aventura tan inteligente como divertida ue indaga las consecuencias de un mundo ilimitado «Aluimia literaria» SFX «La calidez y la humanidad de Pratchett se alían con la extraordinariamente fértil imaginación de Baxter» The Guardian.

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Born Terence David John Pratchett Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen which earned him enough money to buy a second hand typewriter His first novel a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels i