The Long Mars

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The Long Mars
Author Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Doubleday
Publication date
19 June 2014
Media type Print (hardcover)
Pages 357 pp (Hardcover)
ISBN 978-0-85752-174-3
Preceded by The Long War
Followed by The Long Utopia

The Long Mars[1] is a science fiction novel by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter. In it, several characters from the previous books in this trilogy 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. None of them correspond to other fictional alternate Marses, such as those of The War of the Worlds or The Martian Chronicles.

It is the third in a projected five-book series of the award-winning[2] parallel-Earth sequence The Long Earth. It was originally entitled The Long Childhood, but changed to The Long Mars, and was published on 19 June 2014.[3] The paperback edition is due to be published by Harper on 7 August 2014.[4]

See also[edit]

  • Rainbow Mars, another novel involving time travel and an alternate Mars, which began as a collaboration with Terry Pratchett


  1. ^ "The Long Mars". Terry Pratchett. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Long Earth wins Goodreads Choice Awards". Harper Voyager. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Long Mars: (Long Earth 3)". The Random House Group. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter: The Long Mars". Harper Collins Publishers. Retrieved 20 July 2014.