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The Cueball, as called by Bill Chambers, is a Joker located in the Corn Belt.[1][2][3]

It's unknown exactly how many steps it is from the Datum, but we can deduce from the Mark Twain's journey that it is located between a world infested with large insects (Earth West 110,719[4]) and Earth West 127,487.[1]

Appearance

This world is described as having colourless ground that is utterly smooth, like a pool ball. It is immersed in a perpetual crimson-red dust storm, and had a cloudless deep blue sky.[1][2][3]

The Long Earth

The Cueball was discovered in 2030 during the Journey, by Joshua Valienté and Lobsang. They couldn't understand how it had come to be the way it is.[1]

The Long War

In 2040, during the events of The Long War, Bill Chambers tells Joshua Valienté an apocryphal story of a comber who spent the night on the Cueball alone and naked, for a bet. In the morning, with a hangover, this alleged individual stepped North, and found himself on another planet, where, in the sky, he saw the Milky Way from the outside.[2][3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Long Earth - Chapter 28
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Long War - Chapter 54
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Long Utopia - Chapter 1
  4. The Long War - Chapter 43

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