The Long Mars


The Long Mars[1] is a science fiction novel by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter.

The Long Mars
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AuthorTerry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter
Cover artistRichard Shailer
CountryUnited Kingdom
SeriesThe Long Earth
GenreScience fiction
Publication date
19 June 2014 (2014-06-19)
Media typePrint (hardcover)
Pages357 pp (hardcover)
Preceded byThe Long War 
Followed byThe Long Utopia 

It is the third in a five-book series of the parallel-Earth sequence The Long Earth. Originally entitled The Long Childhood, it was changed to The Long Mars, and published on 19 June 2014.[2] The paperback edition was published by Harper on 7 August 2014.[3]

In the novel, Sally Linsay, her father, and a burned-out astronaut friend travel to Mars and find that it too has co-existing alternate worlds accessible to their technology. While many are lifeless and possess atmospheres as thin as those of Mars within our universe, others possess oceans, life forms and intelligent life.

See alsoEdit

  • Rainbow Mars, another novel involving alternate versions of Mars, which began as a proposed collaboration between Larry Niven and Terry Pratchett.[4]
  • Manifold: Origin, a novel by Stephen Baxter centered on alternate versions of the Moon


  1. ^ "The Long Mars". Terry Pratchett. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  2. ^ "The Long Mars: (Long Earth 3)". The Random House Group. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter: The Long Mars". Harper Collins Publishers. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  4. ^ Niven, Larry (1999). "AFTERWORD: SVETZ AND THE BEANSTALK". Rainbow Mars. New York, New York, USA: Tom Doherty Associates. pp. 368–369. ISBN 9780312867775. Retrieved 27 February 2015. rainbow mars pratchett.