The Long Cosmos

The Long Cosmos

Paperback - 2016
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The thrilling conclusion to the internationally bestselling Long Earth series explores the greatest question of all: What is the meaning of life?

2070-71. Nearly six decades after Step Day, a new society continues to evolve in the Long Earth. Now, a message has been received: "Join us."

The Next--the hyper-intelligent post-humans--realize that the missive contains instructions for kick-starting the development of an immense artificial intelligence known as The Machine. But to build this computer the size of an Earth continent, they must obtain help from the more populous and still industrious worlds of mankind.

Meanwhile, on a trek in the High Meggers, Joshua Valient#65533;, now nearing seventy, is saved from death when a troll band discovers him. Living among the trolls as he recovers, Joshua develops a deeper understanding of this collective-intelligence species and its society. He discovers that some older trolls, with capacious memories, act as communal libraries, and live on a very strange Long Earth world, in caverns under the root systems of trees as tall as mountains.

Valient#65533; also learns something much more profound . . . about life and its purpose in the Long Earth: We cultivate the cosmos to maximize the opportunities for life and joy in this universe, and to prepare for new universes to come.

Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, c2016
ISBN: 9780062297389
0062297384
Branch Call Number: PB SCFI PRA
Characteristics: 451 pages : illustration ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Baxter, Stephen

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Oct 16, 2016

Excellent series. Start at the beginning -

KickyMcGee Sep 09, 2016

This series surprised and delighted fans of both of these authors, but we were told from the start that it would end. What an ending it received! As with the previous installments, we follow favorite characters and meet new ones, but this time far more than the Long Earth is at stake. A must-read for any who started the series, this is a satisfactory (if not perfect) ending.

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