After a fairly dull The Long War, Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter’s The Long Mars picks up the pace of The Long Earth series again. This time the storyline is more focused, with Sally exploring stepwise Mars with her estranged father, Joshua in search of the highly intelligent youth community known as The Next, and Maggie on her mission to reach earth west 250,000,000.
What I found most interesting about this particular volume was less the action that took place, and even not so much The Next, but the weirdness that is occasionally, but not always, encountered out there. But that’s the best part about this whole series anyway. Like the sand-whales on Mars, and the planet ruled by crabs. I don’t know where the next and final two volumes will take us, but I do hope there’ll be more unique evolutions we encounter out there.