The Long Mars

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The Long Mars
The Long Mars UK Book Cover.jpg
Author Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series The Long Earth (Series)
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.

It is the third in a projected 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, several characters from the previous books in the 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.

See also[edit]

  • 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. Retrieved 2015-02-27.