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By Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter

the chances are unending. (Just be cautious what you would like for. . . .)

1916: The Western Front. deepest Percy Blakeney wakes up. he's mendacity on clean spring grass. He can pay attention birdsong and the wind within the leaves. the place have the dust, blood, and blasted panorama of no-man's-land long gone? For that subject, the place has Percy long gone?

2015: Madison, Wisconsin. Police officer Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out domestic of a reclusive—some say mad, others allege dangerous—scientist who turns out to have vanished. Sifting during the wreckage, Jansson discover a curious machine: a field containing a few rudimentary wiring, a three-way swap, and . . . a potato. it's the prototype of an invention that may switch the best way humankind perspectives the realm eternally.

the 1st novel in a thrilling new collaboration among Discworld writer Terry Pratchett and the acclaimed SF author Stephen Baxter, The lengthy Earth transports readers to the ends of the earth—and some distance past. All it takes is a unmarried step. . . .

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When you marry somebody now, all you get is one person. I say that when couples fight, it isn't about money or sex or power. " Sigmund Freud said he didn't know what women wanted. I know what women want. They want a whole lot of people to talk to. I thank Trout for the concept of the man-woman hour as a unit of measurement of marital intimacy. This is an hour during which a husband and wife are close enough to be aware of each other, and for one to say something to the other without yelling, if he or she feels like it.

Dave and his buddy skedaddled away from there. Trout said it sounded to him as though my boyhood friend's Bronze Star was well deserved. "He almost certainly killed people as well as a radio," he said, "thus sparing them years of disappointments and tedium in civilian life. He made it possible for them, to quote the English poet A. E. ' " Trout paused, secured his upper plate with his left thumb, and then went on: "I could have written a best-seller, if I'd had the patience to create three-dimensional characters.

Yesterday, Wednesday, July 3rd, 1996, I received a well-written letter from a man who never asked to be born in the first place, and who has been a captive of our nonpareil correctional facilities, first as a juvenile offender and then as an adult offender, for many years. He is about to be released into a world where he has no friends or relatives. Free will is about to kick in again, after a hiatus of a good deal more than a decade. What should he do? " I said this because what such a grown-up waif needs more than anything is something like a family.

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