Tag: Terry Pratchett

A Blink Of The Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction by Terry Pratchett (book review).

April 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Blink Of The Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction by Terry Pratchett (book review).

‘A Blink Of The Screen’ collects together Terry Pratchett’s 32 short stories, written over more than 40 years of his life. From the first published story he ever wrote in 1963, at the age of 13, to a fictional biography for the National Portrait Gallery in 2010, this is a varied body of work. Some […]

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The Long Cosmos (Long Earth Cycle book 5) by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (book review).

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Long Cosmos (Long Earth Cycle book 5) by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (book review).

‘The Long Cosmos’ by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter is the fifth and final book of the ‘Long Earth’ cycle. The Long Earth being a multitude of alternate Earths devoid of human life. Our world is called Datum Earth to distinguish it from the others. Until step day that is, almost 55 years ago, when […]

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The Shepherd’s Crown (A Discworld Novel) by Terry Pratchett.

December 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Shepherd’s Crown (A Discworld Novel) by Terry Pratchett.

As many of you will know, ‘The Shepherd’s Crown’ is the final book set on Terry Pratchett’s ‘Discworld’ series and it’s difficult to approach it without a degree of apprehension. Will the last book provide a fitting end to the series? Will it be up to Pratchett’s usual standard, even though he was succumbing to […]

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Dodger’s Guide To London by Terry Pratchett (book review).

September 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dodger’s Guide To London by Terry Pratchett (book review).

By way of an accompaniment to Terry Pratchett’s comic novel ‘Dodger’, this little book, ‘Dodger’s Guide To London’, describes the world of the eponymous guttersnipe from the perspective of those inhabiting the lower echelons of Victorian society. As such, it’s part-history book, part-literary guidebook, Pratchett’s fictional interpretation of nineteenth century London freely mixing actual historical […]

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The Long War (The Long Earth Cycle book 2) by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (book review).

March 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Long War (The Long Earth Cycle book 2) by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (book review).

In ‘The Long War’ by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter, the second book of ‘The Long Earth Cycle’, humanity has colonised the Long Earth for some time. The Long Earth being a multitude of alternate Earths devoid of human life. Ours is called Datum Earth to distinguish it from the alternate ones. It all began […]

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Et tu, Terry? Terry Pratchett goes steampunk for next novel?

March 8, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Et tu, Terry? Terry Pratchett goes steampunk for next novel?

Little did Stephen Hunt know when his first novel The Court of the Air was the subject of a bidding war in 2005 and went on to sell 100k copies, that his sales would lead to the rehabilitation of the steampunk genre from a small literary backwater into a gushing goldrush being mined by the […]

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Dodger by Terry Pratchett (book review).

February 1, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Dodger by Terry Pratchett (book review).

Taken from the cover: ‘Dodger is a tosher – a sewer scavenger living in the squalor of Dickensian London. He used to know his future; it involved a lot of brick-lined tunnels and plenty of filth. But when he rescues a young girl from a beating, things start to get really messy.’ The book’s dedication […]

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The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (book review).

November 2, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (book review).

‘The Long Earth’ is the first collaboration between Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter, a novel about an invention which changes the world and a journey of discovery. The invention is called a stepper and allows the person who puts it together to step from one Earth to the next one in a long line of […]

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