The Long Earth [book, audiobook]

The Long Earth [book, audiobook]

I LOVE STEPHEN BAXTER, I USUALLY LIST HIM AS MY FAVORITE AUTHOR, I ABSOLUTELY UNIRONICALLY LOVE HOW MUCH HE REFUSES TO WRITE ANYTHING WITHIN THE HUMAN DEFINITION OF 'A STORY' AND EVERY BOOK IS JUST SOME GUY HAS SOME PREMISE TO GO LOOK AT SOME SCI-FI THING AND WALK AROUND IT WHILE SOMEONE EXPLAINS IT TO HIM. LIKE EVERY BOOK IS JUST "I HAD A COOL SCIFI IDEA, LET ME EXPLAIN IT" AND EVERY SINGLE CHARACTER AND EVENT IS A HOLLOW SHELL TO HAVE SOMEONE STAND NEXT TO IT WHILE SOMEONE ELSE SAYS HOW IT WORKS. I REALLY LEGITIMATELY LIKE HIM FOR THAT. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS BOOK JUST HAD A RANDOM CHAPTER ON HOW THE THINGS GAVE BIRTH. IT CONNECTED TO NOTHING ELSE IN THE STORY AND DIDN'T MATTER AT ALL BUT WAS VERY "OH YEAH, THATS REALLY SMART!" AND I LOVE IT. HE HAS WRITTEN WITH PARTNERS A BUNCH OF TIMES AND THOSE BOOKS TEND TOWARDS HAVING THE GUEST AUTHOR FILL IN STUFF LIKE 'HAVING ACTUAL CHARACTERS" AND THIS WAS WRITTEN WITH TERRY PRATCHET SO YOU'D ASSUME HE'D BE DOING THAT A LOT, BUT YOU REALLY DON'T SEE IT. THIS IS THE MOST STEPHEN BAXTER BOOK IMAGINABLE. JUST LITERALLY A GUY ON A SHIP WITH A COMPUTER FLYING PAST A SERIES OF THINGS IN A STRAIGHT LINE WHILE THE COMPUTER EXPLAINS THINGS.  ALSO, THE SHIP SEEMS LIKE IT'S BASED ON THE AIRSHIP FROM "THE ADVENTURES OF MARK TWAIN" MORE THAN ANYTHING? 

PS. I STARTED READING THIS RIGHT WHEN IT CAME OUT THEN JUST SKIMMED IT, I KNEW I LIKED IT, BUT IT BECAME PART OF A 5 PART SERIES AND THAT FELT LIKE TOO MUCH. BUT I DO WANT TO READ THEM ALL SO MIGHT AS WELL START BACK OVER AND READ IT FOR REAL. 

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