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A Blink of the Screen Collected Short Fiction by Terry Pratchett
  

A Blink of the Screen Collected Short Fiction

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A collection of short fiction from the whole of Pratchett’s life, plus his fascinating introduction to each story placing it in his life. It starts aged 13, carries on through non-Discworld pieces to stories set in the famous world itself. They range from 1963 to 2010. Of the thirty-plus stories twelve are Discworld; a must for his fans.

If you like Terry Pratchett you might also like to read books by Douglas Adams, Tom Holt and Jasper Fforde.

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A Blink of the Screen Collected Short Fiction by Terry Pratchett

In the four decades since his first book appeared in print, Terry Pratchett has become one of the world's best-selling and best-loved authors. Here for the first time are his short stories and other short form fiction collected into one volume. A Blink of the Screen charts the course of Pratchett's long writing career: from his schooldays through to his first writing job on the Bucks Free Press,; to the origins of his debut novel, The Carpet People ; and on again to the dizzy mastery of the phenomenally successful Discworld series. Here are characters both familiar and yet to be discovered; abandoned worlds and others still expanding; adventure, chickens, death, disco and, actually, some quite disturbing ideas about Christmas,all of it shot through with his inimitable brand of humour. With an introduction by Booker Prize-winning author A.S. Byatt, illustrations by the late Josh Kirby and drawings by the author himself, this is a book to treasure.

About the Author

Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett (1948 - 2015) was born in 1948 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. He had his first story published when he was just thirteen, and after leaving school at seventeen to become a journalist he continued writing, publishing his first novel, The Carpet People, in 1971 and going on to produce the phenomenally successful Discworld and his trilogy for young readers, The Bromeliad. His first Discworld novel for children, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents was awarded the 2001 Carnegie Medal.

Terry Pratchett as well as numerous other books, winning many awards and becoming the UK’s bestselling author. He was appointed OBE in 1998.

He died in March 2015 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. You can find out more about his life and work at www.terrypratchettbooks.com

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Publication date

30th November 1999

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Terry Pratchett

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9780385618984

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