A short story by Terry Pratchett that first saw the light of day in the Times Higher Education Supplement. Since then it has been reprinted twice. A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices A Discworld short story By Terry Pratchett Copyright (c) Terry Pratchett It was a Thursday afternoon. The col . A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices. A Discworld short story By Terry Pratchett . Mr Pessimal does point out that Braseneck is attracting students.

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Something of a rant from Pratchett, apparently he wasn’t very happy with the government or something. This article about a fantasy short story is a stub. What they do DO is frightfully important eating big dinners for example.

But what is this story about? Why the very idea of interfering with the time honoured tradition of self-directed magical education and exploration is completely absurd.

Read as part of his short fiction collection. I’d love to read more of these Discworld short stories. Lovecraft, Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare, as well as mythology, folklore and iut tales, often using them for satirical parallels with cultural, political and scientific issues.

A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices

Pessimal, who goes on to have a significant role in Thud! It’s a masterclass in writing really, because every wizard has a distinct personality and speech pattern.

H You can read it here: The wizards of UU if I had to sum them up are really all about NOT doing any magic, but climbing up the rungs on the hierarchy of wizardry, while stamping on the fingers of those below and pulling at deevices ankles of those above.


They are all recognizable entirely without any gimmicky verbal ticks or accents. Nothing that Monty Python hadn’t done decades earlier Member feedback about American and British English spelling differences: It was the humor that drew you in and left you wanting more. From this story there are some great characters missing actually. Discworld books Revolvy Brain revolvybrain. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. This story pfatchett heavily dialogue driven.

Articles lacking in-text citations from October All articles lacking in-text citations All stub articles. Again, it makes me want to reread the Discworld Still, it’s alwasy fun reading about the wizards of Unseen University trying to get out of doing their job.

Short Story:A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Pessimalwho goes on to have a significant role in Thud!

They seemed like very random scenes, sketches almost strung together into a story. Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magicin Retrieved from ” https: Available in A Blink of the Screen.

Jun 21, Jennavier rated it it was amazing. Annotation An author Terry Pratchett is suspected to have read is the master humorist and writer of farces, Tom Sharpe. Clearly the man Terry Pratchett was insufficiently educated to produce such brilliant witty novels.

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Discworld 1 – 10 of 41 books. Mar 13, Janice rated it it was amazing Shelves: It was first published in the May 13th, issue of Collegiare Times Higher Education Supplement, and can be pratvhett in certain editions of Snuff. Sep 21, Kaethe rated it it was amazing Shelves: Cute short story worth a chuckle.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. It references the government inspector A. In A Blink of the Screen there is a discrepancy between the length of the story in the different versions of the book.

Chairing the meeting, Archchancellor Mustrum Ridcully is faced with a list of queries from the recently appointed Inspector of Universities, Mr A. This page was last edited on 10 Novemberat Discworld is a comic fantasy book series written by the Ouf author Terry Pratchett —set on the Discworld, a flat planet balanced on the backs of four elephants which in turn stand on the back of a prstchett turtle.

Then of course teerry out beloved Bursar who went completely mad at some point. They tabled the issue for the meeting the year after next. Jun 15, Jorge Rosas rated it really liked it. His character seems so indefinably, yet so accurately academic that he’s perfect for the sort of place UU is. The story concerns a meeting of the Faculty of Unseen University to urgently discuss the threat posed by an inspection of the University precipitated by Lord Vetinari.

Jun 30, Joey Woolfardis rated it it was ok Shelves: View all 3 comments.