The Long Earth
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Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter The Long Earth © 2012 For Lyn and Rhianna, as always – T.P. For Sandra – S. B. The plan for Willis Linsay’s original ‘Stepper’ as anonymously posted online. (please note: the publisher accepts no responsibility for the inappropriate use of this diagram or the technology it represents.) 1 IN A FOREST GLADE: Private Percy woke up to birdsong. It was a long time since he had heard birdsong, the guns saw to that. For a while he was content to lie there in the blissful quiet. Although he was slightly worried, in a concussed kind of way, why he was lying in damp though fragrant grass and not on his bedroll. Ah yes, fragrant grass, there hadn’t been much fragrance where he’d just been! Cordite, hot oil, burned flesh and the stink of unwashed men, that was what he was used to. He wondered if he was dead. After all, it had been a fearsome bombardment. Well, if he was dead then this would do for a heaven, after the hell of noise and screams and...