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 Post subject: Re: Terry Pratchett!
PostPosted: Thu 22 Oct , 2015 3:58 pm 
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It's better than many regular, prehumous fantasy books, too. ;)

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I've been keeping my eyes open in used book shops and it's fairly rare to find a Pratchett HC in TX and OK. I did find one recently though, titled Raising Steam. My favorites I've read have been starring Vimes. Though, Unseen Academicals was pretty good too.

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PostPosted: Wed 16 Dec , 2015 6:08 am 
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The Long Cosmos is coming out next July. I wonder how much of it is Pratchett.

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I'm guessing none at all. Is he actually listed as a co-author?

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PostPosted: Tue 22 Dec , 2015 3:13 pm 
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I believe he is, but that could just mean that they worked out a plot together.

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I don't think he was involved in the last two either, apart from writing the original short story upon which the entire series was based.

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I haven't read Long Mars, but Long War had a lot of Pratchett, even if some of it was easily recognizable from a Discworld story.

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On Poorly Described Pratchett Books

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Reg Shoe’s Biography
Bernie Sanders AU where he dies at age 20 and comes back as a zombie but everything else is the same

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I finally read the collection of Pratchett short stories, A Blink of the Screen (only 4 years late? :) ), and enjoyed it very much. An interesting collection - everything from straight science fiction to Discworld stories to a poem. The early short story that grew into The Long Earth series is in there.

The shop had the nonfiction collection, A Slip of the Keyboard, too. I skimmed a couple of the selections and decided I wasn't very interested. But I might be wrong. Has anyone read it?

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 Post subject: Re: Terry Pratchett!
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I read it - and enjoyed it.

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These people did a recording of All The Little Angels for the Glorious 25th of May. The melody is not at all what I had imagined, but it is very, very good.

http://sonar-taxlaw.tumblr.com/post/144 ... cording-of

Also, someone suggested casting Idris Elba old Vimes and John Boyega as young Vimes, and I am liking more by the second.

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PostPosted: Fri 27 May , 2016 9:48 am 
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Are they actually planning to make a movie?

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PostPosted: Fri 27 May , 2016 3:02 pm 
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Not that I know, although the Watch TV series is still apparently possible. Just fan casting.

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I'm reading "Sourcery" again for the first time in ages. I've forgotten how great this early Pratchett book is, and fortunately I've also forgotten how it turns out, so it's like reading it again for the first time.

It's also affecting my dreams. Last night Willow and I were escaping from the Witch-King of Angmar, and were aided by a rather striking-looking barbarian girl who also happened to be a hairdresser.

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PostPosted: Sat 28 May , 2016 10:16 pm 
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Nice. I've had a few Marvel dreams lately.

Sourcery is a great take on identity vs. background vs. perception.

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I love the one where one of the (future) witches can sing harmony with herself and is in a production of Phantom of the Opera! Maskerade maybe?

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Yes, that's Maskerade.

Wee Free Men is 1.99 on Kindle today.

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Wee Free Men made me laugh SO hard! :LMAO:

I really would like to read more Pratchett, but library space is something of a problem. I do have a Kindle, though, so that would be a good alternative.

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Sunny, I have them all on kindle. I have quite a few of my early hardbacks as well, but I re-read the kindle editions; easier to keep on hand, and much cheaper!

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jul , 2016 12:27 am 
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So I see that The Long Cosmos is already out in the US. We have to wait until the 26th. Anyone read it yet?

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I love the one where one of the (future) witches can sing harmony with herself and is in a production of Phantom of the Opera! Maskerade maybe?

That's one that would make a great stage production or movie. All you need is a great soundtrack.

Oh, and an extremely large leading actress with great voice who doesn't mind being cast because of her weight.

Alatar, if you ever decide to produce this, I volunteer to compose the music :cool:

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