The Gap is located around two millions steps from Datum Earth and is one of the worlds referred to as Jokers.[1]

This "Earth" 's particularity is that there is no Earth. It is believed that a huge impact from a meteorite nicknamed "Bellos" destroyed the planet entirely.

The Long Earth

The Gap was first discovered in 2030 by Lobsang, Joshua Valienté and Sally Linsay during their journey aboard the Mark Twain.[1]

The Long War

In 2040, GapSpace was in the process of building, using troll labour, an artificial satellite space station called the Brick Moon where the Earth should have been.[2]

The Long Mars

In 2045, Willis Linsay, Sally Linsay and Frank Wood stayed briefly on the Brick Moon before heading for the Mars of this universe.[3]

Maggie Kauffman discovered that there are a number of additional Gaps, similar to this one, past Earth West 220,000,000.[4]

The High Meggas

The Gap also exists in the universe of The High Meggas. It was created by an asteroid known as "the Fist".

The Gap is located aproxomately 26 moves from Larry Linsay's home Earth.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Long Earth - Chapter 44
  2. The Long War - Chapter 34
  3. The Long Mars - Chapter 10
  4. The Long Mars - Chapter 34
  5. A Blink of the Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction - The High Meggas
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