This page is about the political movement in general. For a list of characters who are or were members of it, see Category:Humanity Firsters.
Humanity First is an anti-steppers political movement led by Brian Cowley.[1][2]

The Long Earth

The Humanity Firsters think "Stepping" is unnatural and an abomination and see natural steppers as mutants who will replace them like the Homo Sapiens replaced the Neanderthals.[2]

This movement gathers all kind of people who suffered from the discovery of the Long Earth like Rod Green (a phobic, left behind by his family who founded a colony in the Long Earth) or Jim Russo (who has lost fortunes because of the economical consequences of Step Day).[2]

The Firsters were responsible for the Madison bombing.[3]


  1. The Long Earth - Chapter 35
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Long Earth - Chapter 41
  3. The Long Earth - Chapter 51

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