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. 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 .

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A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices by Terry Pratchett

Hear hear fellows, you may be a disgrace to your profession, but 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 the absolutely backwards and inept wizards of Unseen University’s “faculty. Get Ridcully, Ponder Stibbons, the Librarian ook! It was included in the short fiction anthology A Blink of the Screen. Terry published Snuff in October Reading this felt like visiting a dear friend, who had sadly departed and whom I didn’t think I’d get to enjoy the company of again.

Clearly the man Terry Pratchett was insufficiently educated to produce such brilliant witty novels. October Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Anyway, back to this short story. Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter.

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Hear hear fellows, you may be a disgrace to your profession, but you never cease to entertain! Recommended to everyone looking for some laughs to brighten up their day! There are over 40 books in the Discworld series, of which four are written for children. No trivia or quizzes yet.


For that reason I really enjoyed this. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Aug 07, Michael rated it it was amazing Shelves: A fun, quick story that manages quite a few satirical snipes here and there, despite its brevity.

Short Story:A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices

A brief satire of management techniques, being inflicted on the wizards. Jun 27, Frans Karlsson rated it liked it Shelves: Yes, yes, I’d be a pretty sick individual if I burst into hysterics deviices Gage from Pet Collegiahe arrived back at the house and started trying to kill people. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Member feedback about Unseen University: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Jan 20, Shane Colllegiate rated it liked it. May 11, Yvensong rated it really liked it Shelves: Nov 14, Ray rated it liked it Shelves: Annotation An author Terry Pratchett is suspected to have read is the master humorist and writer of farces, Tom Sharpe. Member feedback about Ankh-Morpork City Watch: King’s were often slow-burners, but once you got into them they were hard to put down.

Again, it makes me want to reread the Discworld I also feel like by the time we had ‘ Raising Steam ‘ and ‘ The Shepherd’s Crown ‘ the Discworld had changed and been so refined it had become something it wasn’t. Discworld is a comic fantasy book series written by the English author Terry Pratchett —set on the Discworld, a flat planet balanced on the backs of four elephants which in turn stand on the back of a giant turtle.


Member feedback about A Blink of the Screen: Very thoroughly and very extensively. Forty-one Discworld novels have been published. May 16, Andrew rated it liked it Shelves: Monstrous Regiment is a fantasy novel by British writer Terry Pratchett, the 31st novel in his Discworld series.

An amusing vignette from the common room at Unseen University as the academics contemplate an inspection – their first it seems – casing ruminate as to the purpose of academe. All the while, enjoying big dinners and relatively lazy days. Monstrous Regiment was nominated for a Locus Award in Mar 04, Mary Catelli rated it really liked it Shelves: Alas, Rincewind was nowhere to be found, nor was he even mentioned.

It was first published in the May 13th, issue of The Times Higher Education Supplementand can be found in certain editions of Snuff. Refresh and try again.

The exploits of the head wizards of the Unseen University are one of the main plot threads in the long-running fantasy series, and have played a central role in 13 novels to date, as well as the four supplementary Science of Discworld novels and the short story, A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices.

Why the very idea of interfering with co,legiate time honoured tradition of self-directed magical education and exploration is completely absurd.

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