Sourcery

Sourcery
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Gollancz
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2014
ISBN: 9781473200166
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sourcery Book Excerpt:

There was an eighth son of an eighth son. He was, quite naturally, a wizard. And there it should have ended. However (for reasons we'd better not go into), he had seven sons. And then he had an eighth son... a wizard squared... a source of magic... a Sourcerer. Sourcery sees the return of Rincewind and the Luggage as the Discworld faces its greatest - and funniest - challenge yet.

Sourcery

Sourcery
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2009-11-24
ISBN: 1407034545
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sourcery Book Excerpt:

'It's vital to remember who you really are . . . it isn't a good idea to rely on other people or things to do it for you, you see. They always get it wrong.' An eighth son of an eighth son is born, a wizard squared, a source of magic. A sourcerer. Unseen University, the Discworld's most magical establishment, has finally got its wish: the emergence of a wizard more powerful than ever before. You'd think they would have been a little more careful what they wished for . . . As the sourcerer takes over the University and sets his sights on the rest of the world, only one wizard manages to escape his influence. Unfortunately for everyone, it's Rincewind. Once again the cowardly wizard must embark on a quest: to deliver a precious artefact - the very embodiment of magic itself - halfway across the Disc to safety. If he doesn't make it, the death of all wizardry is at hand. And the end of the world, depending on who you listen to. 'One of our greatest fantasists, and beyond a doubt the funniest' George R.R. Martin 'May well be considered his masterpiece . . . Humour such as his is an endangered species' The Times Sourcery is the third book in the Wizards series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

Sourcery

Sourcery
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2012-07-09
ISBN: 0552166634
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sourcery Book Excerpt:

There was an eighth son of an eighth son. He was, quite naturally, a wizard. And there it should have ended. However (for reasons we'd better not go into), he had seven sons. And then he had an eighth son... a wizard squared...a source of magic...a Sourcerer. SOURCERY SEES THE RETURN OF RINCEWIND AND THE LUGGAGE AS THE DISCWORLD FACES ITS GREATEST - AND FUNNIEST - CHALLENGE YET.

Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett
Author: Craig Cabell
Publsiher: Kings Road Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1857826787
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.

Sourcery

Sourcery
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 1989-07-01
ISBN: 0552131075
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sourcery Book Excerpt:

There was an eighth son of an eighth son. He was, quite naturally, a wizard. And there it should have ended. However (for reasons we'd better not go into), he had seven sons. And then he had an eighth son... a wizard squared...a source of magic...a Sourcerer. SOURCERY SEES THE RETURN OF RINCEWIND AND THE LUGGAGE AS THE DISCWORLD FACES ITS GREATEST - AND FUNNIEST - CHALLENGE YET.

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.

Sourcery

Sourcery
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN: 0061807141
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sourcery Book Excerpt:

Sourcery, a hilarious mix of magic, mayhem, and Luggage, is the fifth book in Terry Pratchett's classic fantasy Discworld series. Rincewind, the legendarily inept wizard, has returned after falling off the edge of the world. And this time, he’s brought the Luggage. But that’s not all… Once upon a time, there was an eighth son of an eighth son who was, of course, a wizard. As if that wasn’t complicated enough, said wizard then had seven sons. And then he had an eighth son — a wizard squared (that’s all the math, really). Who of course, was a source of magic — a sourcerer. Will the sourcerer lead the wizards to dominate all of Discworld? Or can Rincewind’s tiny band stave off the Apocalypse?

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

The Ultimate Discworld Companion

The Ultimate Discworld Companion
Author: Terry Pratchett,Stephen Briggs
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2021-11-11
ISBN: 1473223539
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ultimate Discworld Companion Book Excerpt:

The absolute, comprehensive, from Tiffany Aching to Jack Zweiblumen guide to all things Discworld, fully illustrated by Paul Kidby. The Discworld, as everyone knows, is a flat world balanced on the back of four elephants which, in turn, stand on the shell of the giant star turtle, the Great A'Tuin, as it slowly swims through space. It is also the global publishing phenomenon with sales of over 70 million books worldwide (but who's counting?). There's an awful lot of Discworld to keep track of. But fear not! Help is at hand. For the very first time, everything (and we mean everything) you could possibly want to know has been crammed into one place. If you need a handy guide to locales from Ankh-Morpork to Zemphis . . . If you can't tell your Achmed the Mads from your Jack Zweiblumens . . . If your life depends on distinguishing between the Agatean Empire and the Zoons . . . Look no further. Compiled and perfected by Stephen Briggs, the man behind The Ultimate Discworld Companion's predecessor Turtle Recall, this is your ultimate guide to Sir Terry Pratchett's beloved fantasy world.

The Colour Of Magic

The Colour Of Magic
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2008-12-26
ISBN: 1407034375
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Colour Of Magic Book Excerpt:

NAMED AS ONE OF THE BBC'S 100 MOST INSPIRING NOVELS 'It was octarine, the colour of magic. It was alive and glowing and vibrant and it was the undisputed pigment of the imagination . . .' Somewhere between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a magical world not totally unlike our own. Except for the fact that it travels through space on the shoulders of four giant elephants who in turn stand on the shell of an astronomically huge star turtle, of course. Rincewind is the world's worst wizard who has just been handed a very important job: to look after the world's first tourist, upon whose survival rests the peace and prosperity of the land. Unfortunately, their journey across the Disc includes facing robbers, monsters, mercenaries, and Death himself. And the whole thing's just a game of the gods that might send them over the edge . . . 'If you've never read a Discworld novel, what's the matter with you?' Guardian 'Pratchett uses his other world to hold up a distorting mirror to our own' The Times The Colour of Magic is the first book in the Wizards series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

The Folklore of Discworld

The Folklore of Discworld
Author: Terry Pratchett,Jacqueline Simpson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2010-07-06
ISBN: 1407034243
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Folklore of Discworld Book Excerpt:

NOW UPDATED to include material on the Discworld books up to Raising Steam. Most of us grow up having always known to touch wood or cross our fingers, and what happens when a princess kisses a frog or a boy pulls a sword from a stone, yet sadly some of these things are now beginning to be forgotten. Legends, myths, fairytales: our world is made up of the stories we told ourselves about where we came from and how we got there. It is the same on Discworld, except that beings which on Earth are creatures of the imagination - like vampires, trolls, witches and, possibly, gods - are real, alive and in some cases kicking on the Disc. In The Folklore of Discworld, Terry Pratchett teams up with leading British folklorist Jacqueline Simpson to take an irreverent yet illuminating look at the living myths and folklore that are reflected, celebrated and affectionately libelled in the uniquely imaginative universe of Discworld.

Magic and the Supernatural

Magic and the Supernatural
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2020-04-28
ISBN: 1848880952
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magic and the Supernatural Book Excerpt:

Sourcery

Sourcery
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2022-09-27
ISBN: 1804990205
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sourcery Book Excerpt:

There was an eighth son of an eighth son. He was, quite naturally, a wizard. And there it should have ended. However (for reasons we'd better not go into), he had seven sons. And then he had an eighth son... a wizard squared...a source of magic...a Sourcerer. SOURCERY SEES THE RETURN OF RINCEWIND AND THE LUGGAGE AS THE DISCWORLD FACES ITS GREATEST - AND FUNNIEST - CHALLENGE YET.

The Light Fantastic

The Light Fantastic
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2009-11-24
ISBN: 1407034391
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Light Fantastic Book Excerpt:

'Darkness isn't the opposite of light, it is simply its absence . . . what was radiating from the book was the light that lies on the far side of darkness, the light fantastic.' The Discworld is in danger, heading towards a seemingly inevitable collision with a malevolent red star, its magic fading. It needs a hero, and fast. What it doesn't need is Rincewind, an inept and cowardly wizard who is still recovering from the trauma of falling off the edge of the world. Or Twoflower, the well-meaning tourist whose luggage has a mind (and legs) of its own. Which is a shame, because that's all there is . . . 'His spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction' Mail on Sunday 'Incredibly funny, compulsively readable' The Times The Light Fantastic is the second book in the Wizards series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

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 Intertextuality of Terry Pratchett s Discworld as a Major Challenge for the Translator

The Intertextuality of Terry Pratchett   s Discworld as a Major Challenge for the Translator
Author: Aleksander Rzyman
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 197
Release: 2017-01-06
ISBN: 1443870013
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Intertextuality of Terry Pratchett s Discworld as a Major Challenge for the Translator Book Excerpt:

For the translator, intertexts are among chief problems posed by the source text. Often unmarked typographically, direct or altered, not necessarily well-known and sometimes intersemiotic, quotations and references to other writings and culture texts call for erudition and careful handling, so that readers of the translation stand a chance of spotting them, too. For the reader, the rich intertextuality of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series is among its trademark features. Consequently, it should not be missed in translations whose success thus depends significantly on the quality of translation of the intertexts which, as is highlighted here, cover a vast and varied range of types of original texts. The book focuses on how to deal with Pratchett’s intertexts: how to track them down, analyse their role, predict obstacles to their effective translation, and suggest translation solutions – complete with a discussion of the translation of selected intertextual fragments in the Polish version, Świat Dysku, a concise overview of intertextual theories, and an assessment of the translator’s work.

Read On Fantasy Fiction

Read On   Fantasy Fiction
Author: Neil Hollands
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9781591583301
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Read On Fantasy Fiction Book Excerpt:

Hundreds of popular fantasy fiction titles are described and categorized according to their underlying features, including coming of age stories, Arthurian romances, breaking of curses, and barbarian warriors.

Subcreation Fictional World Construction from J R R Tolkien to Terry Pratchett and Tad Williams

Subcreation  Fictional World Construction from J R R  Tolkien to Terry Pratchett and Tad Williams
Author: Stefanie Schult
Publsiher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2017-01-26
ISBN: 3832544194
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Subcreation Fictional World Construction from J R R Tolkien to Terry Pratchett and Tad Williams Book Excerpt:

The doctorial thesis argues that the term Subcreation with its revised and broadened definition, in part differing from J.R.R. Tolkien's original term sub-creation, may be used for the discussion of the making of fictional worlds in literary discourse. The successful conception of a fictional world depends on the reader's willing suspension of disbelief. This depends both on the author and his skilled composition of the world and all its aspects, as well as on the reader's acceptance of this invented fictional world. The author needs to create a narrative with an inner consistency, which is crucial to achieving the effect of the reader's immersion in the fictional world. The fundamental aspects that an author needs to realize to achieve successful Subcreation have been structured into and analysed in four categories: Language and Linguistic Variation, Physiopoeia, Anthropoeia and Mythopoeia. Furthermore, this thesis shows that, as contemporary examples of fantastic literature, both Tad Williams's and Terry Pratchett's fictional worlds are successfully created through the realization of these aspects of Subcreation. Apart from commenting on the success of the subcreative process, this thesis also remarks upon the cultural influences both authors include in their writings. While both may be considered Anglophone in a general categorization, Pratchett's Discworld retains a feeling of 'Britishness' that is not to be found in Williams's Otherland. The thesis proposes several approaches to Subcreation that may be studied subsequently. So, for example, it may be possible to determine the success of an author's Subcreation by collecting empirical data. Apart from literary works this field of studies may also include other media.

Discworld and the Disciplines

Discworld and the Disciplines
Author: Anne Hiebert Alton,William C. Spruiell,Donald E. Palumbo
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2014-04-18
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.

Sourcery

Sourcery
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: New Amer Library
Total Pages: 253
Release: 1989
ISBN: 9780451162335
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sourcery Book Excerpt:

For use in schools and libraries only. Reissue