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Eric

Author : Terry Pratchett
ISBN : 0061807036
Genre : Fiction
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Discworld's only demonology hacker, Eric, is about to make life very difficult for the rest of Ankh-Morpork's denizens. This would-be Faust is very bad...at his work, that is. All he wants is to fulfill three little wishes:to live forever, to be master of the universe, and to have a stylin' hot babe. But Eric isn't even good at getting his own way. Instead of a powerful demon, he conjures, well, Rincewind, a wizard whose incompetence is matched only by Eric's. And as if that wasn't bad enough, that lovable travel accessory the Luggage has arrived, too. Accompanied by his best friends, there's only one thing Eric wishes now -- that he'd never been born!
Category: Fiction

The Illustrated Eric

Author : Terry Pratchett
ISBN : 9780575123298
Genre : Fiction
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Terry Pratchett's hilarious take on the Faust legend stars many of the Discworld's most popular characters. Eric is the Discworld's only demonology hacker. The trouble is, he's not very good at it. All he wants is the usual three wishes: to be immortal, rule the world and have the most beautiful woman fall madly in love with him. The usual stuff. But what he gets is Rincewind, the Disc's most incompetent wizard, and Rincewind's Luggage (the world's most dangerous travel accessory) into the bargain. The outcome is an outrageous adventure that will leave Eric wishing once more - this time, quite fervently - that he'd never been born.
Category: Fiction

Terry Pratchett

Author : Craig Cabell
ISBN : 9781843588641
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Terry Pratchett is one of the most loved writers in the world. With worldwide sales of over 65 million copies in 37 languages, his novels are eagerly awaited by his legions of fans year after year. His first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic was released in 1983 and ever since then the series, with its whimsical heroes and fiendish foes, has delighted both young and old alike. In 2007 Pratchett announced that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He has courageously faced the disease head-on, equalling the determination of his characters in his vivid and satirical novels. In Terry Pratchett - The Spirit of Fantasy, Craig Cabell examines his extraordinary life, showcased against the backdrop of his irreverent works. With 2011 the 40th anniversary year of his first novel, The Carpet People, this is a fitting time to pay tribute to the author's artistic achievements and celebrate one of Britain's true national treasures. Featuring an in-depth look at the man and his work, as well as on-screen adaptations and a complete UK bibliography and collector's guide, this is essential reading for any fan.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Discworld And The Disciplines

Author : Anne Hiebert Alton
ISBN : 9780786474646
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This collection of new essays applies a wide range of critical frameworks to the analysis of prolific fantasy author Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books. Essays focus on topics such as Pratchett’s treatment of noise and silence and their political implications; art as an anodyne for racial conflict; humor and cognitive debugging; visual semiotics; linguistic stylistics and readers’ perspectives of word choice; and Derrida and the “monstrous Regiment of Women.” The volume also includes an annotated bibliography of critical sources. The essays provide fresh perspectives on Pratchett’s work, which has stealthily redefined both fantasy and humor for modern audiences.
Category: Literary Criticism

An Unofficial Companion To The Novels Of Terry Pratchett

Author : Andrew M. Butler
ISBN : 1846450438
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Entries on plot lines and characters, articles on key themes and discussions of artwork, television adaptations and collaborative work make this the most comprehensive, fascinating and illuminating companion to the work of Terry Prarchett, one of our most entertaining - and greatest - writers.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Turtle Moves

Author : Lawrence Watt-Evans
ISBN : 9781933771465
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Terry Pratchett's Discworld series is a publishing phenomenon around the globe. Three dozen novels over the past 20-odd years have delighted millions of readers. Here, avid fan and fantasy author Watt-Evans offers 62 chapters describing the Discworld for fan and neophyte alike, with a chapter-by-chapter chronological account of how each novel has altered and added to the whole, a taxonomy of the various sub-series and extensive comments on 'How It All Works' and 'What It All Means'.
Category: Literary Criticism

Rincewind The Wizzard

Author : Terry Pratchett
ISBN : 0739403451
Genre : Discworld (Imaginary place)
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Includes "The Colour of Magic", "The Light Fantastic", "Sourcery" and "Eric".
Category: Discworld (Imaginary place)

Fluent In Fantasy

Author : Diana Tixier Herald
ISBN : UOM:39015048959046
Genre : Education
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Herald offers an historical and structural overview of the genre, describes 15 subgenres and a score of variations within them, and lists nearly 1,000 of the best and most current reads available in the fantasy arena. An appendix lists recommended fantasy titles for young adults.
Category: Education

Cassette Books

Author : Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
ISBN : PURD:32754073493896
Genre : Talking books
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The Josh Kirby Discworld Portfolio

Author : Josh Kirby
ISBN : 1850282595
Genre : Art
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Original artworks of rare distinction--born from a very special partnership between Discworld author Terry Pratchett and painter Josh Kirby, who has faithfully brought Terry Pratchett's fantastical universe to life in images. "I'm one of the very few [writers] who wait anxiously to see what new delights the book cover will bring."--Terry Pratchett. "Will dazzle fantasy art aficionados."--Publishers Weekly. "Fans will find the 9" x 12" page size ideal for viewing the colorful and busy works."--SFRA Reviews.
Category: Art

Science Fiction And Fantasy Literature 1975 1991

Author : R. Reginald
ISBN : UOM:49015003032613
Genre : Authors
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Science fiction constitutes one of the largest and most widely read genres in literature, and this reference provides bibliographical data on some 20,000 science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction books, as well as nonfiction monographs about the literature. A companion to Reginald's Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, 1700-1974 (Gale, 1979), the present volume is alphabetically arranged by approximately 10,000 author names. The entry for each individual work includes title, publisher, date and place published, number of pages, hardbound or paperback format, and type of book (novel, anthology, etc.). Where appropriate, entries also provide translation notes, series information, pseudonyms, and remarks on special features (such as celebrity introductions). Includes indexes of titles, series, awards, and "doubles" (for locating volumes containing two novels). Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
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Whitaker S Books In Print

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ISBN : UOM:39015043806101
Genre : Bibliography, National
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Hogfather

Author : Terry Pratchett
ISBN : 9781407035055
Genre : Fiction
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'Has the energy of The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy and the inventiveness of Alice in Wonderland' Sunday Times The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . OH, THERE HAS TO BE SOMETHING IN THE STOCKING THAT MAKES A NOISE, said Death, OTHERWISE WHAT IS 4:30 A.M. FOR? It’s the night before Hogswatch. And it’s too quiet. Superstition makes things work in the Discworld and undermining it can have Consequences. It’s just not right to find Death creeping down chimneys and trying to say Ho Ho Ho . . . It's the last night of the year, the time is turning, and if Susan, Gothic governess and Death's granddaughter (sort of), doesn't sort everything out by morning, there won't be a morning. Ever again . . . _________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Hogfather is the fourth book in the Death series; a festive feast of darkness (but with jolly robots and tinsel too).
Category: Fiction

Unseen Academicals

Author : Terry Pratchett
ISBN : 9780061942037
Genre : Fiction
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Discworld lives on in Unseen Academicals, the latest novel from Terry Pratchett. Delivering the trademark insight and humor readers the world over have come to expect from “the purely funniest English writer since Wodehouse” (Washington Post Book World), Unseen Academicals focuses on the wizards at Ankh-Morpork’s Unseen University, who are reknowned for many things—sagacity, magic, and their love of teatime—as they attempt to conquer athletics.
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The Fifth Elephant

Author : Terry Pratchett
ISBN : 0061806757
Genre : Fiction
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Everyone knows that the world is flat, and supported on the backs of four elephants. But weren't there supposed to be five? Indeed there were. So where is it?... When duty calls. Commander Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork constabulary answers. Even when he doesn't want to. He's been "invited" to attend a royal function as both detective and diplomat. The one role he relishes; the other requires, well, ruby tights. Of course where cops (even those clad in tights) go, alas, crime follows. An attempted assassination and a theft soon lead to a desperate chase from the low halls of Discworld royalty to the legendary fat mines of Uberwald, where lard is found in underground seams along with tusks and teeth and other precious ivory artifacts. It's up to the dauntless Vimes -- bothered as usual by a familiar cast of Discworld inhabitants (you know, trolls, dwarfs, werewolves, vampires and such) -- to solve the puzzle of the missing pachyderm. Which of course he does. After all, solving mysteries is his job.
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The Truth

Author : Terry Pratchett
ISBN : 0061807672
Genre : Fiction
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The denizens of Ankh-Morpork fancy they've seen just about everything. But then comes the Ankh-Morpork Times, struggling scribe William de Worde's upper-crust, newsletter turned Discworld's first paper of record. An ethical joulnalist, de Worde has a proclivity for investigating stories -- a nasty habit that soon creates powerful enemies eager to stop his presses. And what better way than to start the Inquirer, a titillating (well, what else would it be?) tabloid that conveniently interchanges what's real for what sells. But de Worde's got an inside line on the hot story concerning Ankh-Morpork's leading patrician Lord Vetinari. The facts say Vetinari is guilty. But as William de Worde learns, facts don't always tell the whole story. There's that pesky little thing called the truth ...
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Guards Guards

Author : Terry Pratchett
ISBN : 0061804797
Genre : Fiction
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Welcome to Guards! Guards!, the eighth book in Terry Pratchett’s legendary Discworld series. Long believed extinct, a superb specimen of draco nobilis ("noble dragon" for those who don't understand italics) has appeared in Discworld's greatest city. Not only does this unwelcome visitor have a nasty habit of charbroiling everything in its path, in rather short order it is crowned King (it is a noble dragon, after all...). How did it get there? How is the Unique and Supreme Lodge of the Elucidated Brethren of the Ebon Night involved? Can the Ankh-Morpork City Watch restore order – and the Patrician of Ankh-Morpork to power? Magic, mayhem, and a marauding dragon...who could ask for anything more?
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Genreflecting

Author : Diana Tixier Herald
ISBN : UCSC:32106016831759
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Entries list the authors and titles of fictional books categorized by genre or themes, including historical, western, crime, adventure, romance, science fiction, fantasy, and horror books; includes author/title, subject, and character indexes.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines