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Tag: Terry Pratchett

Troll-bridge: a Terry Pratchett Discworld short movie (video).

January 24, 2021 | By | Reply More
Troll-bridge: a Terry Pratchett Discworld short movie (video).

Troll-bridge is the Terry Pratchett Discworld short movie based on Cohen the Barbarian, from Snowgum Films. An aging barbarian and his smart-ass talking horse. What could go wrong? The film is rather good, too.

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Discworld novels to become a TV series (news).

April 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Discworld novels to become a TV series (news).

Terry Pratchett’s Discworld fantasy books are arriving wholesale on a TV screen near you, soon, as his production company, Narrativia, has now finally inked a deal with Motive Pictures and Endeavor Content for adaptations on television. Read the full story over at https://variety.com/2020/tv/global/terry-pratchett-discworld-endeavor-content-motive-pictures-1234591561/ The Offworld Report – the best content offworld SFcrowsnest

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Terry Pratchett’s The Watch coming to TV screens.

November 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Terry Pratchett’s The Watch coming to TV screens.

The Watch, based on Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels, is to become an 8 episode (each 60-minutes long) TV series, produced by the BBC. This comedy thriller centres on Terry Pratchett’s misfit cops as they fight to save a ramshackle city of normalised wrongness. The Watch features many Discworld creations including City Watch Captain Sam Vimes, […]

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A Blink Of The Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction by Terry Pratchett (book review).

April 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Blink Of The Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction by Terry Pratchett (book review).

‘A Blink Of The Screen’ collects together Terry Pratchett’s 32 short stories, written over more than 40 years of his life. From the first published story he ever wrote in 1963, at the age of 13, to a fictional biography for the National Portrait Gallery in 2010, this is a varied body of work. Some […]

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The Long Cosmos (Long Earth Cycle book 5) by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (book review).

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Long Cosmos (Long Earth Cycle book 5) by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (book review).

‘The Long Cosmos’ by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter is the fifth and final book of the ‘Long Earth’ cycle. The Long Earth being a multitude of alternate Earths devoid of human life. Our world is called Datum Earth to distinguish it from the others. Until step day that is, almost 55 years ago, when […]

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The Shepherd’s Crown (A Discworld Novel) by Terry Pratchett.

December 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Shepherd’s Crown (A Discworld Novel) by Terry Pratchett.

As many of you will know, ‘The Shepherd’s Crown’ is the final book set on Terry Pratchett’s ‘Discworld’ series and it’s difficult to approach it without a degree of apprehension. Will the last book provide a fitting end to the series? Will it be up to Pratchett’s usual standard, even though he was succumbing to […]

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Dodger’s Guide To London by Terry Pratchett (book review).

September 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dodger’s Guide To London by Terry Pratchett (book review).

By way of an accompaniment to Terry Pratchett’s comic novel ‘Dodger’, this little book, ‘Dodger’s Guide To London’, describes the world of the eponymous guttersnipe from the perspective of those inhabiting the lower echelons of Victorian society. As such, it’s part-history book, part-literary guidebook, Pratchett’s fictional interpretation of nineteenth century London freely mixing actual historical […]

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The Long War (The Long Earth Cycle book 2) by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (book review).

March 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Long War (The Long Earth Cycle book 2) by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (book review).

In ‘The Long War’ by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter, the second book of ‘The Long Earth Cycle’, humanity has colonised the Long Earth for some time. The Long Earth being a multitude of alternate Earths devoid of human life. Ours is called Datum Earth to distinguish it from the alternate ones. It all began […]

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Et tu, Terry? Terry Pratchett goes steampunk for next novel?

March 8, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Et tu, Terry? Terry Pratchett goes steampunk for next novel?

Little did Stephen Hunt know when his first novel The Court of the Air was the subject of a bidding war in 2005 and went on to sell 100k copies, that his sales would lead to the rehabilitation of the steampunk genre from a small literary backwater into a gushing goldrush being mined by the […]

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Dodger by Terry Pratchett (book review).

February 1, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Dodger by Terry Pratchett (book review).

Taken from the cover: ‘Dodger is a tosher – a sewer scavenger living in the squalor of Dickensian London. He used to know his future; it involved a lot of brick-lined tunnels and plenty of filth. But when he rescues a young girl from a beating, things start to get really messy.’ The book’s dedication […]

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