Eric

Eric
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-12-20
ISBN: 057512315X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eric Book Excerpt:

Eric calls up a demon to grant him three wishes - but what he gets is the Discworld's most incompetent wizard... Eric is the Discworld's only demonology hacker. The trouble is, he's not very good at it. All he wants is the usual three wishes: to be immortal, rule the world and have the most beautiful woman fall madly in love with him. The usual stuff. But what he gets is Rincewind, the Disc's most incompetent wizard, and Rincewind's Luggage (the world's most dangerous travel accessory) into the bargain. Terry Pratchett's hilarious take on the Faust legend stars many of the Discworld's most popular characters in an outrageous adventure that will leave Eric wishing once more - this time, quite fervently, that he'd never been born.

The Illustrated Eric

The Illustrated Eric
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2013-01-31
ISBN: 057512329X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Illustrated Eric Book Excerpt:

Terry Pratchett's hilarious take on the Faust legend stars many of the Discworld's most popular characters. Eric is the Discworld's only demonology hacker. The trouble is, he's not very good at it. All he wants is the usual three wishes: to be immortal, rule the world and have the most beautiful woman fall madly in love with him. The usual stuff. But what he gets is Rincewind, the Disc's most incompetent wizard, and Rincewind's Luggage (the world's most dangerous travel accessory) into the bargain. The outcome is an outrageous adventure that will leave Eric wishing once more - this time, quite fervently - that he'd never been born.

Eric

Eric
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN: 0061807036
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eric Book Excerpt:

Discworld's only demonology hacker, Eric, is about to make life very difficult for the rest of Ankh-Morpork's denizens. This would-be Faust is very bad...at his work, that is. All he wants is to fulfill three little wishes:to live forever, to be master of the universe, and to have a stylin' hot babe. But Eric isn't even good at getting his own way. Instead of a powerful demon, he conjures, well, Rincewind, a wizard whose incompetence is matched only by Eric's. And as if that wasn't bad enough, that lovable travel accessory the Luggage has arrived, too. Accompanied by his best friends, there's only one thing Eric wishes now -- that he'd never been born!

Eric

Eric
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Gollancz
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2023-02-02
ISBN: 9781399610896
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eric Book Excerpt:

This classic Discworld novel now has a brand-new cover look to celebrate 50 years of Terry Pratchett! Eric is the Discworld's only demonology hacker. The trouble is, he's not very good at it. All he wants is the usual three wishes: to be immortal, rule the world and have the most beautiful woman fall madly in love with him. The usual stuff. But what he gets is Rincewind, the Disc's most incompetent wizard, and Rincewind's Luggage (the world's most dangerous travel accessory) into the bargain. Terry Pratchett's hilarious take on the Faust legend stars many of the Discworld's most popular characters in an outrageous adventure that will leave Eric wishing once more - this time, quite fervently, that he'd never been born. Readers adore Eric: 'Packed with references and laugh-out-loud scenes and I enjoyed myself immensely' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'Rincewind and The Luggage are two of my favourite characters and Death makes an appearance too! He is just brilliant, one of Pratchett's many masterpieces of imagination. The book is laugh aloud funny as all his books are' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'Fresh and funny and fast paced and so damn entertaining. It reminded me exactly why I fell in love with Pratchett's Discworld in the first place' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'Rincewind takes the reader (and, this time, Eric and a parrot) on a hilarious, frenetic and fast-paced journey; for running away is his specialty. . . True British comedy and wit, rollicking fun' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'This is one long sequence of gags that manages to have several shrewd observations about humanity while still being funny' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Eric

Eric
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Plaza & Janes Editories Sa
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9788401335440
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eric Book Excerpt:

The Josh Kirby Discworld Portfolio

The Josh Kirby Discworld Portfolio
Author: Josh Kirby
Publsiher: Collins & Brown
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9781855858954
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Josh Kirby Discworld Portfolio Book Excerpt:

Josh Kirby's long-standing collaboration with Terry Pratchett, author of the phenomenally successful Discworld novels, has earned him rare distinction in the fantasy art genre. Some of the very best Discworld paintings are featured in this portfolio, in addition to a selection from children's books. Includes artworks featuring such classic Discworld characters as Eric the Demonologist, Death, and Luggage, The Josh Kirby Discworld Portfolio is a must for any fan of Terry Pratchett's fiction and Josh Kirby's artwork.

Eric

Eric
Author: T. PRATCHETT
Publsiher: Orion
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1996-05
ISBN: 9780752829555
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eric Book Excerpt:

Eric calls up a demon to grant him three wishes - but what he gets is the Discworld's most incompetent wizard ...

Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett
Author: Craig Cabell
Publsiher: Kings Road Publishing
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2011-10-27
ISBN: 1843588641
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Terry Pratchett Book Excerpt:

Terry Pratchett is one of the most loved writers in the world. With worldwide sales of over 65 million copies in 37 languages, his novels are eagerly awaited by his legions of fans year after year. His first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic was released in 1983 and ever since then the series, with its whimsical heroes and fiendish foes, has delighted both young and old alike. In 2007 Pratchett announced that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He has courageously faced the disease head-on, equalling the determination of his characters in his vivid and satirical novels. In Terry Pratchett - The Spirit of Fantasy, Craig Cabell examines his extraordinary life, showcased against the backdrop of his irreverent works. With 2011 the 40th anniversary year of his first novel, The Carpet People, this is a fitting time to pay tribute to the author's artistic achievements and celebrate one of Britain's true national treasures. Featuring an in-depth look at the man and his work, as well as on-screen adaptations and a complete UK bibliography and collector's guide, this is essential reading for any fan.

An Unofficial Companion to the Novels of Terry Pratchett

An Unofficial Companion to the Novels of Terry Pratchett
Author: Andrew M. Butler
Publsiher: Praeger
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Unofficial Companion to the Novels of Terry Pratchett Book Excerpt:

A hugely revealing critical encyclopedia of the whole Pratchett oeuvre, including non-Discworld novels, works for children and miscellania.

A Tourist Guide To Lancre

A Tourist Guide To Lancre
Author: Stephen Briggs,Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-09-10
ISBN: 1473589657
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Tourist Guide To Lancre Book Excerpt:

Not only an artistic and breathtaking view of Lancre but also an interesting and informative guide to one of the Discworld's more, er, picturesque kingdoms. Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick live there. Lancre could hardly be somwhere ordinary, could it? Magic glues the Discworld together and a lot of it ends up in Lancre, principal Kingdom of the Ramtop Mountains. Between Uberwald and Whale Bay, the Octarine Grass Country and the Windersins Ocean lies the most exciting and dangerous terrain in all Discworld. The Ramtops supply Discworld with most of its witches and wizards. The leaves on the trees move even when there is no breeze. Rocks go for a stroll in the evening. Even the land, at times, seems alive. The mapp may be only two-dimensional, but watch it very carefully and you might just see it jostle about a bit.

Project Business Management

Project Business Management
Author: Oliver F. Lehmann
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2018-07-17
ISBN: 1351999184
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Business Management Book Excerpt:

Roughly half of all project managers have to lead customer projects as profit centers on contractor side with two big objectives: making the customer happy and bringing money home. Customer projects are a high-risk business on both sides, customers and contractors, but the dynamics of this business have so far been mostly ignored in literature. The book is intended to fill this gap. The book helps project managers better understand the dynamics of customer projects under contract from business development through handover and find solutions for common problems. A central aspect is international contract laws, an often underestimated factor in projects.

The Turtle Moves

The Turtle Moves
Author: Lawrence Watt-Evans
Publsiher: BenBella Books
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2008-07-11
ISBN: 1933771461
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Turtle Moves Book Excerpt:

After growing from humble beginnings as a Sword & Sorcery parody to more than 30 volumes of wit, wisdom, and whimsy, the Discworld series has become a phenomenon unlike any other. Now, in The Turtle Moves!, Lawrence Watt-Evans presents a story-by-story history of Discworld's evolution as well as essays on Pratchett's place in literary canon, the nature of the Disc itself, and the causes and results of the Discworld phenomenon, all refreshingly free of literary jargon littered with informative footnotes. Part breezy reference guide, part droll commentary, The Turtle Moves! will enlighten and entertain every Pratchett reader, from the casual browser to the most devout of Discworld's fans.

The Unseen University Challenge

The Unseen University Challenge
Author: David Langford
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-03-20
ISBN: 1473208343
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unseen University Challenge Book Excerpt:

University Challenge is one of the world's top quiz shows, enjoyed by millions, both participants and observers. But Discworld fans may feel that not many questions cover the real questions in Life, for example, Who or what could be seen as the inspiration for the near-tragic accident from which nanny Ogg is saved only be a special willow-reinforced hat made for her by Mr Vernissage of Slice? And give a plausible origin for Mrs Rosie Palm, proprietor of the famous House of Negotiable Affection in the Shades. Each Faculty at the Unseen University has provided a set of questions, and answers are included for those who are not sure how the poisonous effects of quicksilver fumes are an occupational hazard of magic-users. The questions have been compiled by Mr David Langford, who knows quite as much - and arguably more - about the Discworld as its Creator, and Terry Pratchett has provided an Introduction.

Discworld Novels

Discworld   Novels
Author: Source Wikia
Publsiher: University-Press.org
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2013-09
ISBN: 9781230855288
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discworld Novels Book Excerpt:

This book consists of articles from Wikia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 66. Chapters: City Watch series, Death series, Individuals books, Moist von Lipwig series, Rincewind series, Tiffany Aching series, Witches series, Feet of Clay, Guards! Guards!, Jingo, Men at Arms, Night Watch, The Fifth Elephant, Thud!, Hogfather, Mort, Reaper Man, Soul Music, Thief of Time, Carpe Jugulum, Monstrous Regiment, Moving Pictures, Pyramids, Small Gods, Going Postal, Making Money, A Hat Full of Sky, Carpe Jugulum, Equal Rites, Eric, Feet of Clay, Going Postal, Good Omens, Guards! Guards!, Hogfather, Interesting Times, I Shall Wear Midnight, Jingo, Lords and Ladies, Making Money, Maskerade, Men at Arms, Monstrous Regiment, Mort, Moving Pictures, Nation, Night Watch, Pyramids, Pyramids, Reaper Man, Small Gods, Soul Music, Sourcery, The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, The Carpet People, The Colour of Magic, The Fifth Elephant, The Last Continent, The Last Hero, The Light Fantastic, The Truth, The Wee Free Men, Thief of Time, Thud!, Wintersmith, Witches Abroad, Wyrd Sisters, Interesting Times, Sourcery, The Colour of Magic, The Last Continent, The Last Hero, The Light Fantastic, A Hat Full of Sky, I Shall Wear Midnight, The Wee Free Men, Wintersmith, Equal Rites, Lords and Ladies, Maskerade, Witches Abroad, Wyrd Sisters. Excerpt: The City Watch series is one of the trilogies that make up the Discworld books. Feet of Clay is the nineteenth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, and a parody of detective novels. It was published in 1996. The story follows the members of The Watch, as they attempt to solve murders apparently committed by a golem, as well as the unusual poisoning of the Patrician. The title is a figure of speech from the Bible (Daniel 2:33-45) used to indicate a weakness or a hidden flaw in the character of a greatly admired or respected person: Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image ... his feet part of iron...

Beasts that Teach Birds that Tell Animal Language in Rabbinic and Classical Literatures

Beasts that Teach  Birds that Tell  Animal Language in Rabbinic and Classical Literatures
Author: Eliezer Segal
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2019-02-25
ISBN: 1999043804
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beasts that Teach Birds that Tell Animal Language in Rabbinic and Classical Literatures Book Excerpt:

A study of rabbinic texts about talking animals, examined in the context of Greek and Roman cultures.

Discworld and the Disciplines

Discworld and the Disciplines
Author: Anne Hiebert Alton,William C. Spruiell,Donald E. Palumbo
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2014-04-09
ISBN: 0786474645
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discworld and the Disciplines Book Excerpt:

This collection of new essays applies a wide range of critical frameworks to the analysis of prolific fantasy author Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books. Essays focus on topics such as Pratchett’s treatment of noise and silence and their political implications; art as an anodyne for racial conflict; humor and cognitive debugging; visual semiotics; linguistic stylistics and readers’ perspectives of word choice; and Derrida and the “monstrous Regiment of Women.” The volume also includes an annotated bibliography of critical sources. The essays provide fresh perspectives on Pratchett’s work, which has stealthily redefined both fantasy and humor for modern audiences.

Secrets of The Wee Free Men and Discworld

Secrets of The Wee Free Men and Discworld
Author: Linda Washington,Carrie Pyykkonen
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN: 1429934883
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets of The Wee Free Men and Discworld Book Excerpt:

A fascinating guide to the international bestselling Discworld series and the award-winning The Wee Free Men—soon to be a major motion picture Before J. K. Rowling became the best-selling author in Britain, Terry Pratchett wore that hat. With over 45 million books sold, Pratchett is an international phenomenon. His brainchild is the Discworld series—novels he began as parodies of other works like Macbeth, Faust, and The Arabian Nights. The Wee Free Men, one of Pratchett's most popular novels, will be made into a movie by Spider-Man director Sam Raimi. It's the story of 9-year-old wannabe witch Tiffany Aching, who unites with the Nac Mac Feegle (6-inch-tall blue men who like to fight and love to drink) to free her brother from an evil fairy queen. A fun, interactive guide that will explore the land of Discword, Secrets of The Wee Free Men and Discworld is filled with sidebars, mythology trivia, and includes a bio of the fascinating author Terry Pratchett, and an in-depth analysis of his work. This unofficial guide is a great resource for readers of The Wee Free Men and the other books of the Discworld series.

The Discworld Atlas

The Discworld Atlas
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2015-10-08
ISBN: 0857521306
Category: Discworld (Imaginary place)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Discworld Atlas Book Excerpt:

Unseen University are proud to present the most comprehensive map and guide to the Disc yet produced. In this noble endeavour, drawing upon the hard won knowledge of many great and, inevitably, late explorers, one may locate on a detailed plan of our world such fabled realms as the Condiment Isles, trace the course of the River Kneck as it deposits silt and border disputes in equal abundance on the lands either side, and contemplate the vast deserts of Klatch and Howondaland - a salutary lesson in the perils of allowing ones goats to graze unchecked. This stunning work brings to life the lands and locations of the Discworld stories in a way never seen before. Accompanied by lavish full-colour illustrations and a detailed world map, this is a must-have for any Discworld fan.

Seriously Funny

Seriously Funny
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2016-04-21
ISBN: 0857524305
Category: Discworld (Imaginary place)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seriously Funny Book Excerpt:

'I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it.' The most quotable writer of our time, Terry Pratchett's unique brand of wit made him both a bestseller and an enduring, endearing source of modern wisdom. This collection is filled with his funniest and most memorable words about life, the universe and snoring.

The Magic of Terry Pratchett

The Magic of Terry Pratchett
Author: Marc Burrows
Publsiher: White Owl
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-07-30
ISBN: 1526765519
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Magic of Terry Pratchett Book Excerpt:

An in-depth look into the life and writings of the bestselling author of the Discworld novels, Good Omens, and Nation. The Magic of Terry Pratchett is the first full biography of Sir Terry Pratchett ever written. Sir Terry was Britain’s bestselling living author*, and before his death in 2015 had sold more than 85 million copies of his books worldwide. Best known for the Discworld series, his work has been translated into thirty-seven languages, and performed as plays on every continent in the world, including Antarctica. Journalist, comedian and Pratchett fan Marc Burrows delves into the back story of one of UK’s most enduring and beloved authors, from his childhood in the Chiltern Hills, to his time as a journalist, and the journey that would take him—via more than sixty best-selling books—to an OBE, a knighthood and national treasure status. The Magic Of Terry Pratchett is the result of painstaking archival research alongside interviews with friends and contemporaries who knew the real man under the famous black hat, helping to piece together the full story of one of British literature’s most remarkable and beloved figures for the very first time. * Now disqualified on both counts. Praise for The Magic of Terry Pratchett "In this encompassing biography of the prolific fantasy and science-fiction author, writer and comedian Burrows details both the writing accomplishments and the personal life of Sir Terry Pratchett. . . . Burrows spoke to friends and family, and this biography has moments of sadness, especially when discussing Pratchett’s fight with Alzheimer’s. But the book is also funny and conversational in tone, and an excellent tribute to a beloved author.” —Booklist “Affable and consistently engaging . . . Burrow’s buoyant, pun-peppered, and aptly footnote-flecked style . . . helpfully marries his subject matter, propelling us through decade after decade of a heavily writing-centric life while illuminating Pratchett’s complexities and contradictions without any drag in the tempo.” —Locus Magazine “An impressively comprehensive, engagingly written biography. ****”—SFX