Search Results: "Terry Pratchett"


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A BLINK OF THE SCREEN by Terry Pratchett
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 17, 2015

"One of the main draws of this collection for serious fans, or aspiring writers, will be the chance to trace the evolution of Pratchett's craft—but there's plenty here for readers who have never heard of him to enjoy."
A short story collection covering the entire career of one of our most prolific, and beloved, fantasy writers. Read full book review >

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SNUFF by Terry Pratchett
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"A treat no fan of Discworld—and there are boatloads of them—will want to miss."
Pratchett's new Discworld (Unseen Academicals, 2009, etc.) novel—the umpteenth, but who's counting?—features the Duke of Ankh, otherwise known as Commander Sir Samuel Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, whose estimable wife, Lady Sybil, decrees that they shall take a vacation at her ancestral estate in the country. Read full book review >

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NIGHT WATCH by Terry Pratchett
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 12, 2002

"Not a side-splitter this time, though broadly amusing and bubbling with wit and wisdom: both an excellent story and a tribute to beat cops everywhere, doing their hair-raising jobs with quiet courage and determination."
Another Discworld yarn—#28 if you're counting (The Last Hero, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH by Terry Pratchett
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"An above-average entry in this durable, funny, and occasionally razor-edged series."
Pratchett's latest Discworld romp (The Fifth Elephant, p. 27, etc.) is a mystery-cum-satire. Read full book review >

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THE SHEPHERD'S CROWN by Terry Pratchett
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This is the late Pratchett's last book; even not-quite-perfect Pratchett is something to treasure and can proudly take its place in one heck of a literary legacy. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
"Cry ‘Crivens!' and let loose the clan Mac Feegle!" Read full book review >

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INTERESTING TIMES by Terry Pratchett
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1997

"Fun, especially for those susceptible to Pratchett-inspired nostalgia."
More comic fantasy from Pratchett's Discworld (Men at Arms, 1996, etc.) featuring another aspect of the unending strife between humans, fates, and the god that "generally looked after thunder and lightning, so from his point of view the only purpose of humanity was to get wet or, in occasional cases, charred." Read full book review >

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THE COLOUR OF MAGIC by Terry Pratchett
Released: Oct. 21, 1983

"Not quite the gleefully insane parody Strata (1981) was, but frothy, inventive, and fun."
Pratchett borrows from Babylonian cosmology for his second, wacky flat-Earth yarn—set on an Earth.disk that rests on the backs of four elephants, who themselves stand on the shell of an enormous turtle. Read full book review >

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RAISING STEAM by Terry Pratchett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"Brimming with Pratchett's trademark wit, a yarn with a serious point made with style and elegance."
Pratchett's 40th Discworld novel brings in one—or, as it turns out, two—intriguing new characters and introduces a radical new concept: the railway. Read full book review >

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DRAGONS AT CRUMBLING CASTLE by Terry Pratchett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Juvenilia from a genius, showing bright signs of future masterworks. (introduction) (Short stories. 10-12)"
Fourteen rollicking tales, most of which were written when the author was a teenager and published over 40 years ago in his local newspaper. Read full book review >

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THE LONG MARS by Terry Pratchett
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 17, 2014

"Panoramic and fascinating, if sometimes vexingly discursive."
Third in the series (The Long War, 2013, etc.) exploring the idea that alternate Earths exist and can be visited simply by "stepping" into them. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 29, 1990

"It could catch on with the Douglas Adams crowd."
This publisher's first novel is a gay, demented eschatological farce in which the Antichrist doesn't really have his heart in it. Read full book review >