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By Terry Pratchett
Published by Corgi on 2014-10-09
FICTION / Fantasy, HUMOR
Pratchett’s 40th Discworld novel brings in one—or, as it turns out, two—intriguing new characters and introduces a radical new concept: the railway.
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Young genius engineer Dick Simnel invents a steam locomotive he names Iron Girder. Waste management tycoon Sir Harry King immediately grasps the lucrative possibilities and invests part of his fortune ...
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If you haven’t read any of the Discworld series, you really should give it a try. It takes place on Discworld, a world that is (as you might suspect from the name) a flat disc that spins on the back of four great elephants who stand on the back of Gr ...
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This ended up being probably my second least favorite Discworld book, right above Jingo. Which isn’t to denigrate the quality and power of the Discworld books in general. With forty Discworld books published in twenty-one years, it’s impressive that ...
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But the inclusion of a map doesn't mean that the Discworld has finally succumbed to the iron conventions of the traditional fantasy novel. Because this is a railway map, and it marks the world's triumphant arrival into the modern era.
(1) Not to mention the strategic deployment of a well-placed footnote.
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