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The Long Cosmos - A Novel

Terry Pratchett

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 Valienté, 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. Valienté 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.

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 Valienté, 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. Valienté 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.
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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 Valienté, 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. Valienté 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stephen Baxter, Michael Fenton Stevens

Length:

12h 23m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

02:06


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

23:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

23:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:37


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:33


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:13


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

17:40


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

13:09


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:35


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

18:31


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

12:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:15


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

13:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:13


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

13:31


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

14:20


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:04


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

10:16


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

12:53


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:53


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

10:37


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:27


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:37


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:25


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:05


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

17:48


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:43


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

15:27


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

21:32


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:42


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:27


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

16:43


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

18:13


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

12:53


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

11:14


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:26


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:03


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:19


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

17:15


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:57


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

01:50


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

00:53


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

00:36