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 Devices A Discworld short story By Terry Pratchett Copyright (c) Terry Pratchett It was a Thursday afternoon. The col . A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices. A Discworld short story By Terry Pratchett . Mr Pessimal does point out that Braseneck is attracting students.

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The wizards would argue that, though they don’t do much. The professors pondered the inadvisability of answering any of Ponder Stibbons’s questions definitively, and then, when all the biscuits were gone, looked down at the empty plates with a sense of replete defeat. If they run into any problems, my door is always metaphorically open.

Mar 04, Mary Catelli rated it really liked it Shelves: Then of course there’s out beloved Bursar who went completely mad at some point.

Why the very idea of interfering with the time honoured tradition of self-directed magical education and exploration is completely absurd. Cooperation with local affairs is very important, clearly.

Aug 03, Jenna rated it liked it Shelves: It has the wizards on it and a very well placed A E Pessoa cop and auditor extraordinary. Member feedback about A Blink of the Screen: It was first published in the May 13th, issue of The Times Higher Education Supplementand can be found in certain editions of Snuff. Spanning the author’s entire career, the collection contains almost all of his short fiction, whether or not set in the Discworld. It was like a window into a world I left behind some time ago.


An author Terry Pratchett is suspected to have read is the master humorist and writer of farces, Tom Sharpe. Mildly interesting comment on bureaucracy. I’d love to read more of these Discworld short stories. He was no doubt a front for some other writer who had an extensive advanced education in various specialties.

Very funny, for such a short tale, magic against management and the truth that some things cannot and should not be measured. I’d read a shopping list scrawled on the back of a fag packet if Terry Pratchett had written it, and probably enjoy it.

It references the government inspector A. The story describes the reaction of the wizards of the Unseen University to a proposal from the Patrician to introduce regulation of university education.

Pratchett, czsting will be missed. The previous Archchancellor Galder Weatherwax was great. And we’ll certainly brook no interference with the bureaucracy that’s run things so effectively for centuries. May 06, Kevin rated it really liked it Shelves: Films shot in Budapest Revolvy Brain revolvybrain. Anything regarding those bloody University Wizards will always hold my attention, if only because I don’t wish to miss any explosion.

To view it, click here. Forty-one Discworld novels have been published. The ancient wizard who could never hear properly who used to go around in a Bath Chair for one.


A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices

Unseen Academicals is the 37th deviecs in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. Still, it’s alwasy fun reading about the wizards of Unseen University trying to get out of doing their job. Nothing that Monty Python hadn’t done decades earlier We often see the wizards in some sort of action or tense drama situation.

May 11, Yvensong rated it really liked it Shelves: It was fun to have a relative of Granny in Unseen University, but Mustrum Ridcully really brought a new breath of life to the University. Sep 21, Kaethe rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter. This being Pratchett Pessimal itself is a play on words, terey is an obscure word meaning the opposite of optimal.

Fans of the Discworld already know the answer to this question but it is fun to see how this plays out.

May 27, Ahmad Sharabiani marked it as to-read Shelves: I want to read it! Aug 07, Edward Davies rated it really liked it Shelves: Really short story but worth a read.