A rare opportunity to own a The Long Cosmos uncorrected book proof.
2070-71. Nearly six decades after Step Day and in the Long Earth, the new Next post-human society continues to evolve. For Joshua Valienté, now in his late sixties, it is time to take one last solo journey into the High Meggers: an adventure that turns into a disaster. Alone and facing death, his only hope of salvation lies with a group of trolls. But as Joshua confronts his mortality, the Long Earth receives a signal from the stars. A signal that is picked up by radio astronomers but also in more abstract ways – by the trolls and by the Great Traversers. Its message is simple but its implications are enormous:JOIN US.The super-smart Next realise that the Message contains instructions on how to develop an immense artificial intelligence but to build it they have to seek help from throughout the industrious worlds of mankind. Bit by bit, byte by byte, they assemble a computer the size of a continent – a device that will alter the Long Earth’s place within the cosmos and reveal the ultimate, life-affirming goal of those who sent the Message. Its impact will be felt by and resonate with all – mankind and other species, young and old, communities and individuals – who inhabit the Long Earths…
Numbers very limited.
Released as part of a pair with the City Watch Collectable Pin in early 2008, this Assassins Guild 1.5" pin is beautifully detailed with carefully inset red gems and purple enamelling.
The Assassins’ motto, NIL MORTIFI, SINE LVCRE – No killing without pay is set into the edge.
Very rare and highly collectable.
Stock extremely limited.
This Waterstones Exclusive Slipcase Edition is exclusively embossed with Terry's signature and sealed with his coat of arms.
This is a First Edition of only 5000. Each copy is individually stamped and numbered, and features the article 'Doing As You Would Bee Done By', written by Sir Terry Pratchett in 1975.Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength.This is a time of endings and beginnings, old friends and new, a blurring of edges and a shifting of power. Now Tiffany stands between the light and the dark, the good and the bad.As the fairy horde prepares for invasion, Tiffany must summon all the witches to stand with her. To protect the land. Her land.There will be a reckoning . . .SIR TERRY PRATCHETT'S FINAL DISCWORLD NOVEL
Vimes strolled over the moss-grown gravel. In the twilight, the lilac blooms seemed to shine. Their scent hung in the air like fog.
Lord Vetinari was not a heavily built man and, these days, he walked with the aid of an ebony cane. No-one could remember seeing him handle a weapon, and a flash of unaccustomed insight told Sergeant Colon that this was not in fact a comforting thought at all. They said he'd been educated at the Assassins' School, but no-one remembered what weapons he'd learned. He'd studied languages. And suddenly, with him in front of you, this didn't seem like the soft option.
'Oh no,’ said the Lecturer in Recent Runes, pushing his chair back. ‘Not that. That’s meddling with things we don’t understand.’ ‘Well we are wizards,’ said Ridcully. ‘We’re supposed to meddle with things we don’t understand. If we hung around waitin’ till we understood things we’d never get anything done.'
“Apparently it’s a Doctorum Adamus cum Flabello Dulci—Is there something wrong, Sir Samuel?”
Vimes managed to turn the treacherous laugh into a coughing fit. “No, no, nothing,” he said. “No.”