The UK's bestselling adult novelist and a giant of British science fiction combine forces to write the first novel in an astonishing, mind-bending new series...The Long Earth
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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 in the trees. Where has the mud, blood and blasted
landcape of No Man's Land gone?
2015: Madison, Wisconsin. Cop Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of Willis Linsay, a reclusive - some said mad, others dangerous - scientist. It appears to be arson but the firemen to have caused more damage than the fire itself. There's no
sign of any human remains in the wrecked house, but on a mantlepiece Monica finds a curious gadget - a box containing some wiring, a three-way switch and a...potato. It is the prototype of an invention that Linsay called a 'stepper'