The Light Fantastic (Discworld Novel)

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9780552128483: The Light Fantastic (Discworld Novel)

Published in Britain at the end of 1986, this and its ""prequel"" (The Colour of Magic, above) were among the top five best-selling books on the 1986 Andromeda list. Moreover, Pratchett was Andromeda's best-selling author for the same year. It was also chosen as a lead title for Doubleday's Science Fiction Book Club. ""Pratchett excels in both slapstick comedy and tongue-in-cheek wit."" - Library Journal. ""That rare event, a comedy sequel that is twistier, plottier, and funnier than its predecessor...The most hilarious fantasy since come to think of it, since Pratchett's previous outing."" - Kirkus Reviews. ""If you want a couple of hours of unadulterated fun, this is the book for you."" - Science Fiction Chronicle.

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It's just one of those days when nothing seemsto go right—a most inopportune time for thefirst tourist ever to set foot (and carnivorous Luggage) on the Discworld to be extending his already eventful vacation. (Not that he currently has much choice in the matter.) But with a monstrous red star on a direct collision course, the future for the residents of this flat planet carried by four elephants riding on the shell of a giant turtle swimming through space appears uncertain at best. Fortunately, there is one individual who can save Discworld from total destruction. Unfortunately, that hero happens to be the singularly inept wizard Rincewind, who was last seen falling off the edge of the world.

About the Author:

Terry Pratchett was born in 1948 and is still not dead. He started work as a journalist one day in 1965 and saw his first corpse three hours later, work experience meaning something in those days. After doing just about every job it's possible to do in provincial journalism, except of course covering Saturday afternoon football, he joined the Central Electricity Generating Board and became press officer for four nuclear power stations. He'd write a book about his experiences if he thought anyone would believe it.

All this came to an end in 1987 when it became obvious that the Discworld series was much more enjoyable than real work. Since then the books have reached double figures and have a regular place in the bestseller lists. He also writes books for younger readers. Occasionally he gets accused of literature.

Terry Pratchett lives in Wiltshire with his wife Lyn and daughter Rhianna. He says writing is the most fun anyone can have by themselves.

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Descrizione libro Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom, 1997. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Panic? said Rincewind hopefully. He always held that panic was the best means of survival. When the very fabric of time and space are about to be put through the wringer - in this instance by the imminent arrival of a very large and determinedly oncoming meteorite - circumstances require a very particular type of hero. Sadly what the situation does not need is a singularly inept wizard, still recovering from the trauma of falling off the edge of the world. Equally it does not need one well-meaning tourist and his luggage which has a mind of its own. Which is a shame because that s all there is. Codice libro della libreria LIB9780552128483

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Descrizione libro Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom, 1997. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Panic? said Rincewind hopefully. He always held that panic was the best means of survival. When the very fabric of time and space are about to be put through the wringer - in this instance by the imminent arrival of a very large and determinedly oncoming meteorite - circumstances require a very particular type of hero. Sadly what the situation does not need is a singularly inept wizard, still recovering from the trauma of falling off the edge of the world. Equally it does not need one well-meaning tourist and his luggage which has a mind of its own. Which is a shame because that s all there is. Codice libro della libreria LIB9780552128483

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Descrizione libro Corgi. Condizione libro: New. 1986. New Edition. Paperback. Another "Discworld" novel. In this episode, the Discword is moving inexorably towards a collision with a malevolent redstar. There is only one man who can save the planet, the strange and hapless wizard Rincewind, last seen falling off the edge of the world. Series: Discworld Novels. Num Pages: 288 pages. BIC Classification: FL; FM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 177 x 107 x 18. Weight in Grams: 156. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria V9780552128483

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Descrizione libro Transworld Publishers Ltd. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, The Light Fantastic, Terry Pratchett, 'Panic?' said Rincewind hopefully. He always held that panic was the best means of survival. When the very fabric of time and space are about to be put through the wringer - in this instance by the imminent arrival of a very large and determinedly oncoming meteorite - circumstances require a very particular type of hero. Sadly what the situation does not need is a singularly inept wizard, still recovering from the trauma of falling off the edge of the world. Equally it does not need one well-meaning tourist and his luggage which has a mind of its own. Which is a shame because that's all there is. Codice libro della libreria B9780552128483

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Descrizione libro Harpercollins UK. Taschenbuch. Condizione libro: Neu. Neuware - 'Panic ' said Rincewind hopefully. He always held that panic was the best means of survival. When the very fabric of time and space are about to be put through the wringer - in this instance by the imminent arrival of a very large and determinedly oncoming meteorite - circumstances require a very particular type of hero. Sadly what the situation does not need is a singularly inept wizard, still recovering from the trauma of falling off the edge of the world. Equally it does not need one well-meaning tourist and his luggage which has a mind of its own. Which is a shame because that's all there is. 288 pp. Englisch. Codice libro della libreria 9780552128483

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