A Blink of the Screen by Terry Pratchett
Collected Shorter Fiction

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...literature is finally learning to get over the cartoony covers and the infradig fantasy and appreciate that Pratchett is one of the great comic writers and storytellers of our time.
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A collection of short fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the whole of his writing career from schooldays to Discworld and the present day.
 
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, and 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 Terry's 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.
 

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TERRY PRATCHETT is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he is the author of fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. Worldwide sales of his books now stand at 70 million, and they have been translated into thirty-seven languages.
 
Published November 5, 2012 by Doubleday UK. 320 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Harry Ritchie on Nov 15 2012

...literature is finally learning to get over the cartoony covers and the infradig fantasy and appreciate that Pratchett is one of the great comic writers and storytellers of our time.

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