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The Long Cosmos (Long Earth)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harper
Publication date January 31, 2017
Pages 464
ISBN-13 9780062297389
ISBN-10 0062297384
Dimensions 1.05 by 4.19 by 7.50 in.
Original list price $9.99
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: The thrilling conclusion to the internationally bestselling Long Earth series explores the greatest question of all What is the meaning of life 2070 71 Nearly six decades after Step Day a new society continues to evolve in the Long Earth Now a message has been received Join us The Nextthe hyper intelligent post humansrealize that the missive contains instructions for kick starting the development of an immense artificial intelligence known as The Machine But to build this computer the size of an Earth continent they must obtain help from the more populous and still industrious worlds of mankind Meanwhile on a trek in the High Meggers Joshua Valient now nearing seventy is saved from death when a troll band discovers him Living among the trolls as he recovers Joshua develops a deeper understanding of this collective intelligence species and its society He discovers that some older trolls with capacious memories act as communal libraries and live on a very strange Long Earth world in caverns under the root systems of trees as tall as mountains Valient also learns something much more profound about life and its purpose in the Long Earth We cultivate the cosmos to maximize the opportunities for life and joy in this universe and to prepare for new universes to come

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