Sunday, 11 March 2018

The Long Cosmos by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

"No more was said until the shuttle closed in on the Brick Moon, and docking latches rattled shut."

It has been a lengthy reading journey of steps to arrive here at the fifth and final novel of the Long Earth saga. A journey which sadly saw the passing on, to that ultimate intergalactic journey, but one of the co-authors. Unfortunately the final instalment seems to lack the typical Pratchett humour that I know and love. Having said that, the troll makes for some amusing interactions. I love that he has tenure from Valhalla University.

Perhaps the final novel isn't the best of the series, however, it is still vastly entertaining and well worth a read. Not just for someone who aims for series completion.
There are some intriguing conceits within regarding the kind of  interaction that might occur should humankind meet more progressive beings.

Artificial Intelligence, new worlds and a command to "join us; embark on an adventure that will unearth new worlds and familiar faces.

4 out of 5 steps was a band in the nineties wasn't it?

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