Search Results: "Terry Pratchett"


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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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TRUCKERS by Terry Pratchett
Released: Feb. 1, 1990

"Though Masklin settles the Nomes in an old quarry, sequels are obviously planned."
A four-inch Moses leads his people in the general direction of the Promised Land—in this funny satire from the author of The Colour of Magic (1985, published for adults but also enjoyed by young people). Read full book review >

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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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A SLIP OF THE KEYBOARD by Terry Pratchett
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Lit throughout by the bright star of wonder."
The celebrated creator of the Discworld series of fantasy novels offers an eclectic collection of pieces and speeches from as early as the 1970s. 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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STRATA by Terry Pratchett
Released: Oct. 1, 1981

"With everything from dragons to robots: bright, bubbly fun."
A well-handled, inventive, gleefully madcap flat-Earth jaunt where things are never quite what they seem. Read full book review >

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UNSEEN ACADEMICALS by Terry Pratchett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"A witty addition to the long-running fantasy series."
Imagine Harry Potter rewritten by Monty Python: That's the mood of Pratchett's return to Discworld (Making Money, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE LIGHT FANTASTIC by Terry Pratchett
Released: May 29, 1987

"The most hilarious fantasy since—come to think of it, since Pratchett's previous outing."
That rare event, a comedy sequel (to The Colour of Magic, 1983) that is twistier, plottier, and funnier than its predecessor. Read full book review >

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MONSTROUS REGIMENT by Terry Pratchett
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Surprisingly meaningful but never short of hilarious: a monstrous success for Pratchett."
Twenty-ninth in Pratchett's Discworld series (Night Watch, 2002), kicked off twenty years ago with The Color of Magic. Read full book review >

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GOING POSTAL by Terry Pratchett
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Sharp-edged humor—and wonderfully executed."
Pratchett satirizes the modern telecom business in a deeply satisfying comedy about a man sent to a fate worse than death: the post office. 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 >