Melissa Harris is one of the founders of Reboot.[1]

The Long Earth

When their young community had a meeting to decide their colony's name, Melissa thought it should be something uplifting like 'New Independance', 'Deliverance' or 'New Hope' but they finally settled for 'Reboot'.[2]

The Long War

Melissa, with a mild heart condition, was prescribed beta blockers that she kept in a medecine chest.[3]

A boy named Doug Collison stepped into her place to steal them and resell them somewhere but was caught red-handed by Melissa who then smashed his Stepper box with a stick.

The boy was then kept in a cellar while the adults debated what to do with him.


  1. The Long Earth - Chapter 18
  2. The Long Earth - Chapter 25
  3. The Long War - Chapter 5
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