A Blink of the Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction by Terry Pratchett

By Terry Pratchett

A set of brief fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the complete of his writing profession from schooldays to Discworld and the current day.

In the 4 many years on the grounds that his first publication seemed in print, Terry Pratchett has turn into one of many world's best-selling and best-loved authors. right here for the 1st time are his brief tales and different short-form fiction gathered into one quantity. A Blink of the display charts the process Pratchett's lengthy writing occupation: from his schooldays via to his first writing task at the dollars unfastened Press, and the origins of his debut novel, The Carpet humans; and on back to the dizzy mastery of the phenomenally profitable Discworld series.

Here are characters either regularly occurring and but to be came upon; deserted worlds and others nonetheless increasing; experience, chickens, dying, disco and, really, a few fairly traumatic principles approximately Christmas, it all shot via with Terry's inimitable model of humour. With an creation through Booker Prize-winning writer A.S. Byatt, illustrations through the overdue Josh Kirby and drawings by means of the writer himself, it is a booklet to treasure.

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M y wife and son look at me with enormous, embarrassed eyes. M y wife— my mother— comes, puts her hand on my forehead, gently wipes away the sweat, gives me a little wa­ ter— very little water— and explains that it’s called a nightmare. Toward the end he didn’t treat me so badly; he didn’t even insult me. Just every^ once in a while he would kick me, not very hard, just when he had the chance. It took my mother and me several weeks to realize that a new fixed idea had taken control of his thoughts.

Well, the truth is she wasn’t thinking about that anymore but how fine it would be to organize another performance soon in a larger hall, maybe in a real theater where only she would be in charge of the whole pro­ gram because the bad thing about these little soirees was that the musicians bored the people even though they raved about them in the newspaper the next day, it wasn’t fair. N o sir. ” She wanted to prolong for a little while the conversation about her triumph. She wished her husband were there to hear what they were sa\dng so he would know she wasn’t making it all up.

N o dog is safe from rabies. W hy would he be the exception? At any moment he could have contracted the disease, which, as everyone knows, spreads so rapidly in a geometrical progression that it can quickly kill off entire populations. If he had been infected by this deadly disease one day, I can’t even begin to imagine what would have happened to us all.

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