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Michael Fenton Stevens, Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett, Gabriel Dols Gallardo;: Długa Ziemia (2014, Prószyński Media) 4 stars

Terry Pratchett, other than lending his name to this book, wasn't a part of it. …

Review of 'Długa Ziemia' on 'Goodreads'

2 stars

There's very little Pratchett in this book, unfortunately. It's based on his 30-year old short story, but it feels like Terry had practically no input in growing it into a book. It's really underdeveloped.

If you're looking for an interesting read on parallel worlds, go check out [b:The Family Trade|17861|The Family Trade (The Merchant Princes, #1)|Charles Stross||930587] by [a:Charles Stross|8794|Charles Stross|] (and frankly, Long Earth reads like a fanfic rewrite of parts of this one).

Tim Urban: What's Our Problem (2023) 4 stars

Review of "What's Our Problem" on 'Goodreads'

2 stars

Well that was disappointing. The "self-help" part, promised in the title, takes less than 10 pages in the end of the book. Not that those aren't good ideas - but to get them, you have to wade through the previous part. And that's a half-book-long rant about how most things being wrong is the fault of wokeness and cancel culture.

The "societies" part is also, very clearly, a missed promise - this book does not look, at all, outside the USA borders. Not in terms of problems it looks at, not in terms of influences.