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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
Expected Release Date: June 19, 2012
Summary from Amazon:
The possibilities are endless. (Just be careful what you wish for. . . .)
1916: The Western Front. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong and the wind in the leaves. Where have the mud, blood, and blasted landscape of no-man’s-land gone? For that matter, where has Percy gone?
2015: Madison, Wisconsin. Police officer Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive—some say mad, others allege dangerous—scientist who seems to have vanished. Sifting through the wreckage, Jansson find a curious gadget: a box containing some rudimentary wiring, a three-way switch, and . . . a potato. It is the prototype of an invention that will change the way humankind views the world forever.
The first novel in an exciting new collaboration between Discworld creator Terry Pratchett and the acclaimed SF writer Stephen Baxter, The Long Earth transports readers to the ends of the earth—and far beyond. All it takes is a single step. . . .
Oh the anticipation:
I’ve loved Terry Pratchett’s since reading a previous collaborative effort “Good Omens” during a 15-month deployment to Afghanistan. Those lines gave me more laughs than I could possibly count in one of the worst parts of the world. Since then I’ve read several of his witty fantasies as chronicled in the Disc World series. The Long Earth presents a chance to see what hilarity jumps from the pages in his latest joint endeavor. Mr. Pratchett never disappoints with his creative approach to fantasy and uncanny wit so coupled with Stephen Baxter’s deep imagination for science fiction this could be my read of the year.