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The Resource The long cosmos, Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

The long cosmos, Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

Label
The long cosmos
Title
The long cosmos
Statement of responsibility
Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
2070-71. Nearly six decades after Step Day and in the Long Earth, the new Next post-human society continues to evolve. For Joshua Valienté, now in his late sixties, it is time to take one last solo journey into the High Meggers: an adventure that turns into a disaster. Alone and facing death, his only hope of salvation lies with a group of trolls. But as Joshua confronts his mortality, the Long Earth receives a signal from the stars. A signal that is picked up by radio astronomers but also in more abstract ways -- by the trolls and by the Great Traversers. Its message is simple but the implications are enormous: Join us. The super-smart Next realise that the Message contains instructions on how to develop an immense artificial intelligence but to build it they have to seek help from throughout the industrious worlds of mankind. Bit by bit, byte by byte, they assemble a computer the size of a continent -- a device that will alter the Long Earth's place within the cosmos and reveal the ultimate, life-affirming goal of those who sent the Message. Its impact will be felt by and resonate with all -- mankind and other species, young and old, communities and individuals -- who inhabit the Long Earths
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Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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Pratchett, Terry
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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Baxter, Stephen
Series statement
Long earth
Series volume
5
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  • Artificial intelligence
  • Space and time
  • Space flight
Target audience
adult
Label
The long cosmos, Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
385 pages
Isbn
9780857521781
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Ownership
*
Label
The long cosmos, Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
385 pages
Isbn
9780857521781
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Ownership
*

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