Captain Batson is a professional captain, which consists of leading and guiding companies of pionneers safely across the Long Earth when travelling by feet.[1]

The Long Earth

Captain Batson was the captain of the Company leading the Greens, the Doaks, Reese Henry, Franklin Tallyman, Harry Bergreen and Melissa Harris across the Long Earth.[1]

The Long War

After The Journey, the return of the Mark Twain in 2030 and the development of the twain technology, courtesy of Douglas Black, the pioneers treks, like the ones Batson used to lead, became obsolete and were already passing into legend.[2][3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Long Earth - Chapter 18
  2. The Long War - Chapter 3
  3. The Long War - Chapter 17

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