Review: The Long War

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The Long War (The Long Earth #2)The Long War by Terry Pratchett

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Twelve years have passed since the events of the first book, and the tension between the Datum US and the colonies, and between humans and nonhumans, is rapidly rising. The US sends a patrol of armed stepper zeppelins to patrol the worlds, the Chinese want to reach Erath East 20 million, the trolls are disappearing, and a new non-human threat… is vaguely annoying but only threatening because our … (Read more)

Review: The Long Earth

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The Long EarthThe Long Earth by Terry Pratchett

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

While the idea of infinite parallel worlds is not a new one, Pratchett and Baxter manage to give it a new spin, touching not only on the adventurous explorations and dangers that these new world represent, but also on the very real social, economical and political effects that such a discovery would have on our own world. The exploration thread follows mostly Joshua and Lobsang, a man with … (Read more)

Summer readings

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Armato di palpebra calante e della cartina fatta da Théoden per il raduno nazIonale FeSToso 2004, indicante tutte le principali librerie di Bologna e loro location, mi avvio oggi insieme ad Aragorn_MDM (che dopo tempo innumerabile finalmente incontro dal vivo) in un giro di perlustrazione in cui poco manca che ci lasci il portafogli.

Dopo varie titubanze, confronti, mezze scelte, libri presi e poi riportati allo scaffale l’acquisto finale si è risolto in:
– “A hat full of sky” … (Read more)