Who hasn’t dreamed of escaping from their humdrum life and traveling to a less complicated time and place? Often we do it through books, such as Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels. Or dream of time travel through the imaginations of Jules Verne and Arthur C. Clarke. Pratchett and Stephen Baxter, who co-authored several books with Clarke (not to mention a dozen bestsellers on his own), have teamed up to bring fans a fantastical adventure about planet Earth --- the Earth that was and still is, if only we knew how to get there.
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