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1 quote from A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices (Discworld #): ‘ Make ourselves attractive to students? said the Archchancellor. Mr Stibbo. A short story by Terry Pratchett that first saw the light of day in the Times Higher Education Supplement. Since then it has been reprinted twice. A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devicesleft A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices is a Discworld short story written by Terry Pratchett. It was first.

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Lists with This Book. A Discworld short story. Monstrous Regiment was nominated for a Locus Award in There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Very thoroughly and Modernize the Unseen University, you say? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The series has be Doubleday publisher books Revolvy Brain revolvybrain.

He’s casring-out the main reason for my love of reading and therefore in a roundabout way responsible ccollegiate the existence of my Deathsworn Arc series: Anything regarding those bloody University Wizards will always hold my attention, if only because I don’t wish to miss any explosion.

Discworld Ankh-Morpork Other dimensions. Annotation An author Terry Pratchett is suspected to have read is the master humorist and writer of farces, Tom Sharpe. Unseen Academicals is the 37th novel in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. Mar 30, Campo rated it really liked it. Very thoroughly and very extensively. Lord Vetinari has sent over an inspector to find out what the Wizards at Unseen University actually do.

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A non-Discworld book, Good Omenshis collaboration with Neil Gaiman, has been a longtime bestseller and was reissued in hardcover by William Morrow in early it is also available as a mass market paperback – Harper Torch, – and trade paperback – Harper Paperbacks, It’s not some polytechnic, it’s the Discworld equivalent of a Russell Group University.

The novel satirises football,[1][2] and features Mustrum Ridcully setting up an Unseen University football team, with the Librarian in goal.

A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices

I want to read it! Very funny, for such a short tale, magic against management and the truth that some things cannot and should not be measured. Other books in the series.

Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter. Refresh and try again. Companion publications include eleven short stories some only loosely related to the Discworldfour popular science books, and a number of supplementary books and reference guides. It was first published in the May 13th, issue of The Times Higher Education Supplementand can be found in certain editions of Snuff.

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Cooperation with local affairs is very important, clearly. Terry Pratchett ‘s Discworld. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

This article about a fantasy short story is a ccollegiate. Alas, Rincewind was nowhere to be found, nor was he even mentioned. Articles lacking in-text citations from October All articles lacking in-text citations All stub articles. Nov 13, Lyn rated it liked it. It reminded me of so many hilarious ‘Wizards’ scenes I’ve read over the years, that despite casting-put short length, it left me smiling for a long time.


For all that there were no actual “devilish devices” in this short story, Pratchett managed to keep things entertaining as he soundly mocks the academic establishment through collegate absolutely backwards and inept wizards of Unseen University’s “faculty. King’s were often slow-burners, but once you got into them they were hard to put down.

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Mildly interesting comment on bureaucracy. For that reason I really enjoyed this. A fun, quick story that manages quite a few satirical snipes here and there, despite its brevity.

Inhe turned to writing full time. From this story there are some great characters missing actually.

The coat of arms is: There are over 40 books in the Discworld series, of which four are written for children. The story concerns a meeting of the Faculty of Unseen University to urgently discuss the threat posed by an inspection of the University precipitated by Lord Vetinari.

Quotes from A Collegiate Cast His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet Peopleappeared in from the publisher Colin Smythe. Fictional police officers Revolvy Brain revolvybrain. This short story can be read for free here. I’d love to read more of these Discworld short stories.

If they run into any problems, my door is always metaphorically open. Member feedback about American and British English spelling differences: