On Character Agency
 

On Character Agency

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The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan
 

The Gutter Prayer

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NaNoWriMo 2019: My Personal Experience – Part Two: I WON!
 

NaNoWriMo 2019

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Browsing all articles tagged with Sir Terry Pratchett.

Good Omens audio drama coming this Christmas

Good Omens audio drama coming this Christmas 

Exciting news for fans of fantasy, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s version of the Armageddon, Good Omens, will be dramatised for Christmas! For those unfamiliar with the novel: Events have been set in motion to bring about the End of Days. The armies of Good and Evil are gathering and making their way towards the sleepy […]

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The Long Mars by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

The Long Mars by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
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This review contains spoilers for the previous books. Read with caution if you have yet to finish The Long Earth and The Long War. The Long Mars is a worthy third installment of the Long Earth series by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter. Continuing the tradition of slow building, character driven stories, The Long Mars […]

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Marc Simonetti brings Discworld to life!

Marc Simonetti brings Discworld to life! 

I’ve raved a fair bit about Marc Simonetti on Fantasy-Faction before. In case you missed those posts, he’s a French artist who has been in high demand by a number of high-profile SFF publishers as of late. What impresses me most about Simonetti’s cover work is that everything he produces absolutely nails the tone of […]

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Gollancz Update fans on Pratchett Collector’s Library

You may remember that a few months back we brought you the news of Gollancz’s Discworld Collector’s Library. Well, at the time they’d released covers for 12 books, through to Jingo.     Covers for the first 12 Discworld Collector’s Library Books Well, Gollancz have apparently been inundated with questions from fans asking whether more […]

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At the World’s Edge with Terry Pratchett

At the World’s Edge with Terry Pratchett 

Our friends at the IAI (The Institute of Art and Ideas) have allowed us another recorded panel, this time looking to explore ‘reality’s edge’ and featuring Terry Pratchett, Terry Eagleton and Antonia Byatt with Mary Ann Sieghart hosting. In the video, Pratchett sparks an interesting debate on how fantasy and fiction are more alike than […]

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A Blink Of The Screen by Terry Pratchett

A Blink Of The Screen by Terry Pratchett
4.5

If you’d asked me a couple of years ago if I was a fan of Terry Pratchett, I’d have answered a resounding no. I’d read his first three books back in the late 1980s, but quickly became tired of them; I ‘grew up’ and moved onto ‘better’ reads. Within my circle of friends, though, are […]

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Discovering Discworld

Discovering Discworld 

Some of the earliest fantasy I remember reading were books from the Discworld series. This isn’t the usual route into fantasy, and is a little odd because Discworld is something that engages with fantasy as a genre, lovingly poking fun at it while exploring some of its more common tropes. It’s meant for the fantasy […]

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Successors in Fantasy – Handing Over the Reins

Successors in Fantasy – Handing Over the Reins 

Like many of my fellow fans of fantasy I am going to be deeply enveloped in one of the most anticipated books of, arguably, all time. I’m referring of course to the final volume of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time saga, co-authored and completed by Brandon Sanderson. This, coupled with the recent news of Terry […]

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The Truth by Terry Pratchett

The Truth by Terry Pratchett
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After being convincingly won over by Pratchett’s latest, Snuff, I just had to get my hands on another. Rather than go back to the very beginning and the books I’d read many years ago (and was, in all honesty, disappointed by), I settled for a jump back of a dozen years to his 25th Discworld […]

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Snuff by Terry Pratchett

Snuff by Terry Pratchett
4.5

Snuff is Terry Pratchett’s 39th Discworld novel, almost thirty years after writing his first. The series has been a huge success, with worldwide translations, audiobooks, conventions and ceramic figurines worthy of the greatest mantelpieces. It’s also my first dip into the Pratchett water for some time. I’ve never been a huge fan, finding the early […]

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The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
2.5

Terry Pratchett – “[Stephen’s] the bloke who knows about quantum. I’m the bloke who knows about faeries.” Terry Pratchett is perhaps the world’s finest satirical writer. I believe that everything Pratchett has ever written is based on his perspective of the world around him. Pick up any Discworld novel and beyond the witches, dragons, walking […]

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