History Literature / TheLongEarth

6th Jul '17 10:10:12 AM FabuVinny
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* DeadGuyJunior: Joshua names one of the trolls Sally. [[spoiler:His granddaughter is named Helen after his wife.]]
6th Jul '17 9:57:47 AM FabuVinny
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* BookEnds: [[spoiler:The last chapter of the series mostly copies lines from the first chapter of the first book.]]
4th Jul '17 12:26:57 AM C105
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** Sally Linsay has a field day with ''Franchise/StarTrek'' references when talking with Maggie Kauffman. Then again, Kauffman's crew and mission are almost an {{Expy}} of the Enterprise, down to the [[TheMcCoy sarcastic ship's doctor with a name beginning with Mac]].


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** Sally continues with the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' references when interacting with the Navy, calling one crewman "Ensign Wesley".
** Sally also compares Lobsang to [[Literature/TheCavesOfSteel Daneel Olivaw]].
4th Jul '17 12:16:31 AM C105
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* ApocalypseHow: [[spoiler:City scale: the book ends with a nuke exploding in Datum Madison]]


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* ApocalypseHow: [[spoiler:Continental scale: the book ends with the Yellowstone volcan erupting, plunging half of Earth into the equivalent of a nuclear winter.]]


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** Joshua asks Lobsang if his reincarnation felt like [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor regenerating]].


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* ApocalypseHow: [[spoiler:Planetary scale: the book ends with the complete (and very graphic) destruction of Earth West 1,217,756.]]
4th Jul '17 12:04:11 AM C105
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* ApocalypseWow: [[spoiler: The final hours of Earth West 1,217,756 (New Springfield), witnessed by Lobsang from orbit, are described in minute details.]]


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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The Long Earth is saved from the Assemblers, but at the cost of Sally Linsay's and Stan Berg's lives. The most advanced iteration of Lobsang is also lost in a unreachable universe.]]
15th Mar '17 7:43:34 AM morenohijazo
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* TheGreys: The elves inspired these legends too.



* TheGreys: The elves inspired these legends too.

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* TheGreys: The elves inspired these legends too. ThinDimensionalBarrier: Places like this allow people with natural [[DimensionalTraveler Stepping abilities]] to cross from one earth to one several Steps down the line without crossing through the intervening earth, which is ordinarily impossible. This only works for people with the natural ability to move between worlds without a Stepper box. Everyone else must take them one at a time.
13th Mar '17 1:10:53 PM Xtifr
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Finn [=MacCool=] (named for Irish folk hero Fionn [=MacCumhal=]).



* JohnnyMcCoolname: Finn [=MacCool=] (named for Irish folk hero Fionn [=MacCumhal=]).
6th Jan '17 2:53:10 PM DaibhidC
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* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: Towards the end of the book, Joshua, Sally, Lobsang, Agnes, [[spoiler: the other Lobsang]] and Roberta are all gathered together. Agnes compares it to a Music/TheTravellingWilburys reunion.

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* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: Towards the end of the book, Joshua, Sally, Lobsang, Agnes, [[spoiler: the other Lobsang]] and Roberta are all gathered together. Agnes compares it to a Music/TheTravellingWilburys Music/TheTravelingWilburys reunion.
6th Jan '17 2:48:25 PM DaibhidC
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* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: Towards the end of the book, Joshua, Sally, Lobsang, Agnes, [[spoiler: the other Lobsang]] and Roberta are all gathered together. Agnes compares it to a Music/TravellingWilburys reunion.

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* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: Towards the end of the book, Joshua, Sally, Lobsang, Agnes, [[spoiler: the other Lobsang]] and Roberta are all gathered together. Agnes compares it to a Music/TravellingWilburys Music/TheTravellingWilburys reunion.
6th Jan '17 2:47:51 PM DaibhidC
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* GettingTheBandBackTogether: Towards the end of the book, Joshua, Sally, Lobsang, Agnes, [[spoiler: the other Lobsang]] and Roberta are all gathered together. Agnes compares it to a Music/TravellingWilburys reunion.


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* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: Towards the end of the book, Joshua, Sally, Lobsang, Agnes, [[spoiler: the other Lobsang]] and Roberta are all gathered together. Agnes compares it to a Music/TravellingWilburys reunion.
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