A Blink of the Screen : Collected Short Fiction, Paperback

A Blink of the Screen : Collected Short Fiction Paperback

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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; to 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 his 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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This is a collection designed really for the Pratchett fan. Stuff like The Hades Business probably won't hold much interest for anyone else. Some of the other stuff could be enjoyed by anyone; Troll Bridge or The Sea and the Little Fishes, for example. There are also some excellent illustrations.