Maskerade

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781407034997
Release Date: 2009-05-27
Genre: Fiction

'I thought: opera, how hard can it be? Songs. Pretty girls dancing. Nice scenery. Lots of people handing over cash. Got to be better than the cut-throat world of yoghurt, I thought. Now everwhere I go there's...' Death, to be precise. And plenty of it. In unpleasant variations. This isn't real life – it’s worse. This is the Opera House, Ankh-Morpork...a huge, rambling building, where innocent young sopranos are lured to their destiny by a strangely-familiar evil mastermind in a mask and evening dress, with a penchant for lurking in shadows, occasional murder, and sending little notes full of maniacal laughter and exclamation marks. Opera can do that to a man. But Granny Weatherwax, Discworld's most famous witch, is in the audience. And she doesn't hold with that sort of thing. So there's going to be trouble (but nevertheless a good evenin's entertainment with murders you can really hum...). And the show MUST go on.

Mummenschanz

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641147662
Release Date: 2017-03-20
Genre: Fiction

Im Opernhaus von Ankh-Morpork huschen maskierte Gestalten durch die Kulissen und führen Niederträchtiges im Schilde. Wer den sterbenden Schwan auf der Bühne mimt, der lebt gefährlich. Es spukt, und als auch noch ein Mord geschieht, ist es höchste Zeit für den Auftritt zweier erdnussfutternder Damen mit bemerkenswerten Hüten. Es sind Oma Wetterwachs und Nanny Ogg, die berühmtesten Hexen der Scheibenwelt. Anlässlich ihres Besuchs steht dem Musentempel ein Riesenwirbel ins Haus – und mörderisch gute Abendunterhaltung ...

Die Scheibenwelt von A Z

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:980352465
Release Date: 2016
Genre:

Aktualisierte und vollständig überarbeitete Enzyklopädie aller wichtigen Personen, Orte, Wunderlichkeiten und Aspekte aus den Scheibenwelt-Romanen.

Die Krone des Sch fers

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Manhattan
ISBN: 9783641183110
Release Date: 2015-11-09
Genre: Fiction

Noch einmal tut sich Großes auf der Scheibenwelt ... Tiffany Weh, die junge Hexe aus dem Kreideland, musste einige beeindruckende Gegner bezwingen und viele Prüfungen bestehen, bevor die anderen, erwachsenen Hexen der Scheibe sie als eine der Ihren akzeptierten. Nun ist die sie die offizielle Hexe ihrer Heimat, stolz und glücklich – und steht doch vor ihrer bisher größten Herausforderung. Denn tief im Kreideland rührt sich etwas: Ein alter Feind sammelt neue Kraft. Und nicht nur hier, auf der ganzen Scheibenwelt hat eine Zeit der Umbrüche begonnen. Grenzen verschwimmen, Allianzen verschieben sich, neue Mächte entstehen. Tiffany muss wählen zwischen Licht und Dunkelheit, zwischen Gut und Böse. Als sich eine gewaltige Invasion ankündigt, ruft Tiffany die Hexengemeinde auf, ihr beizustehen. Denn der Tag der Abrechnung rückt näher ...

Der Lange Kosmos

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641205683
Release Date: 2017-11-13
Genre: Fiction

2070-71: Fast sechs Jahrzehnte nach der Entdeckung des Wechslers, der erstmals das Pendeln zwischen Parallelwelten ermöglichte, floriert auf der Langen Erde eine neue posthumane Gesellschaft. Doch gerät diese in Aufruhr, als eine geheimnisvolle Botschaft aus der Mitte der Galaxie eingeht: MACHT MIT. Die superintelligenten Next entdecken darin die Baupläne für eine künstliche Intelligenz von gewaltigen Ausmaßen. Einmal gebaut, könnte der Computer nicht nur die Position der Langen Erde im Kosmos für immer verändern, sondern auch Antwort geben auf die Frage aller Fragen: Was ist der Sinn des Lebens? Doch niemand kennt den Sender der Botschaft, und niemand weiß, ob seine Absichten friedlich sind.

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781407070506
Release Date: 2008-09-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

IT’S A RAT-EAT-RAT WORLD . . . Every town on Discworld knows the stories about rats and pipers, and Maurice – a streetwise tomcat – leads a band of educated ratty friends (and a stupid kid) on a nice little earner. Piper plus rats equals lots and lots of money. Until they run across someone playing a different tune. Now he and his rats must learn a new concept: evil . . .

The Bulletin

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105020573171
Release Date: 1997-01
Genre: Sydney (N.S.W.)


Lords And Ladies

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781407034874
Release Date: 2008-12-16
Genre: Fiction

The fairies are back – but this time they don’t just want your teeth... It's Midsummer Night - no time for dreaming. Because sometimes, when there's more than one reality at play, too much dreaming can make the walls between them come tumbling down. Unfortunately there's usually a damned good reason for there being walls between them in the first place - to keep things out. Things who want to make mischief and play havoc with the natural order. Granny Weatherwax and her tiny coven are up against real elves. And even in a world of dwarfs, wizards, trolls, Morris dancers and the odd orang-utan, this is going to cause real trouble. With lots of hey-nonny-nonny and blood all over the place.

Die Farben der Magie

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 9783492972222
Release Date: 2015-06-08
Genre: Fiction

Seit mehr als dreißig Jahren begeistern Terry Pratchetts Romane von der bizarren Scheibenwelt Millionen Leser weltweit. Die neun ersten Scheibenweltbände zählen unbestritten zu den besten. Sie liegen nun vollständig neu bearbeitet und aktualisiert vom Originalübersetzer Andreas Brandhorst vor - mit Sammelcover und in einzigartiger Ausstattung, die das Regal jedes Fans zum Pratchett-Schrein werden lässt.

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

Author: Stefanie Schult
Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
ISBN: 9783832544195
Release Date: 2017-01-26
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.

Feet Of Clay

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781407035024
Release Date: 2008-12-16
Genre: Fiction

'Sorry?' said Carrot. If it's just a thing, how can it commit murder? A sword is a thing' - he drew his own sword; it made an almost silken sound - 'and of course you can't blame a sword if someone thrust it at you, sir.' For Commander Vimes, Head of Ankh-Morpork City Watch, life consists of troubling times, linked together by...well, more troubling times. Right now, it’s the latter. There’s a werewolf with pre-lunar tension in the city, and a dwarf with attitude and a golem who’s begun to think for itself, but that’s just ordinary trouble. The real problem is more puzzling - people are being murdered, but there's no trace of anything alive having been at the crime scene. So Vimes not only has to find out whodunit, but howdunit too. He's not even sure what they dun. But soon as he knows what the questions are, he's going to want some answers.

Small Gods

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781407034843
Release Date: 2008-12-26
Genre: Fiction

'Just because you can't explain it, doesn't mean it's a miracle.' In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was: 'Hey, you!' This is the Discworld, after all, and religion is a controversial business. Everyone has their own opinion, and indeed their own gods, of every shape and size, and all elbowing for space at the top. In such a competitive environment, shape and size can be pretty crucial to make one's presence felt. So it's certainly not helpful to be reduced to appearing in the form of a tortoise, a manifestation far below god-like status in anyone's book. In such instances, you need an acolyte, and fast: for the Great God Om, Brutha the novice is the Chosen One – or at least the only One available. He wants peace and justice and brotherly love. He also wants the Inquisition to stop torturing him now, please...

What Do I Read Next

Author: Gale Group
Publisher:
ISBN: 0787621501
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Fiction genres

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