Carpe Jugulum

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407035169
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In this and indeed other lives there are givers and takers. It's safe to say that vampires are very much in the latter camp. They don’t have much time for the givers of this world – except perhaps mealtimes – and even less for priests. Mightily Oats has not picked a good time to be a priest. Lancre’s newest residents are a thoroughly modern, sophisticated vampire family. They've got style and fancy waistcoats. They're out of the casket and want a bite of the future. But they haven’t met the neighbours yet: between them and Lancre stand Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg. And Magrat, who is trying to combine witchcraft and nappies. And young Agnes, although she is really in two minds about everything. Mightily Oats knows he has a prayer, but he wishes he had an axe.

Der F Nfte Elefant

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Manhattan
ISBN: 3641060443
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Im Auftrag des Patriziers reist Sam Mumm von der Stadtwache in das geheimnisvolle Land Überwald. Dort erfährt er, dass den Zwergen die uralte Steinsemmel, das Symbol der Königswürde, gestohlen wurde. Er stellt Ermittlungen an und gerät dabei in die verwickelten Auseinandersetzungen zwischen Zwergen, Werwölfen und Vampiren... Im Medium der Scheibenwelt erzählt Pratchett von der Annäherung fremder Nachbarn mit psychologischer Tiefe und satirischer Schärfe

Das J Ngste Gericht

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 3492964206
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Die Zauberer der Unsichtbaren Universität haben im Rahmen eines besonders großen Experiments eine Brücke zur Rundwelt geschaffen – und damit eine Erdenbewohnerin auf die Scheibenwelt geholt. Im Gegenzug sollen der Erzkanzler und Rincewind auf der Rundwelt nach dem Rechten sehen – die Reise sollte nicht allzu gefährlich sein, schließlich gibt es keine Dinosaurier mehr, allenfalls noch ein, zwei Kriege und ein wenig globale Erwärmung. Doch als Rincewind auf der Rundwelt eintrifft, nimmt das Unheil seinen Lauf ... Und auf der Scheibenwelt streiten die Zauberer derweil mit der Kirche von Om um die Eigentumsrechte an der Rundwelt – der letzte Tag unserer Erde ist angebrochen ...

Subcreation Fictional World Construction From J R R Tolkien To Terry Pratchett And Tad Williams

Author: Stefanie Schult
Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
ISBN: 3832544194
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The doctorial thesis argues that the term Subcreation with its revised and broadened definition, in part differing from J.R.R. Tolkien's original term sub-creation, may be used for the discussion of the making of fictional worlds in literary discourse. The successful conception of a fictional world depends on the reader's willing suspension of disbelief. This depends both on the author and his skilled composition of the world and all its aspects, as well as on the reader's acceptance of this invented fictional world. The author needs to create a narrative with an inner consistency, which is crucial to achieving the effect of the reader's immersion in the fictional world. The fundamental aspects that an author needs to realize to achieve successful Subcreation have been structured into and analysed in four categories: Language and Linguistic Variation, Physiopoeia, Anthropoeia and Mythopoeia. Furthermore, this thesis shows that, as contemporary examples of fantastic literature, both Tad Williams's and Terry Pratchett's fictional worlds are successfully created through the realization of these aspects of Subcreation. Apart from commenting on the success of the subcreative process, this thesis also remarks upon the cultural influences both authors include in their writings. While both may be considered Anglophone in a general categorization, Pratchett's Discworld retains a feeling of 'Britishness' that is not to be found in Williams's Otherland. The thesis proposes several approaches to Subcreation that may be studied subsequently. So, for example, it may be possible to determine the success of an author's Subcreation by collecting empirical data. Apart from literary works this field of studies may also include other media.

Carpe Jugulum Mundodisco 23

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: PLAZA & JANES
ISBN: 8401338808
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Unos vampiros muy peculiares están a punto de apoderarse de Lancre, pero las tres brujas de este reino no están dispuestas a cruzarse de brazos. Una nueva aventura del Mundodisco. Veamos: si Carpe diem es «Aférrate al momento», entonces Carpe jugulum significa: «¡Directo a la yugular!». Un lema perfecto para el escudo de armas de la familia de vampiros que el rey Verence de Lancre ha invitado a la ceremonia de imposición de nombre de su hija recién nacida. Los Urrácula son vampyros modernos que han adaptado la ortografía para estar en consonancia con los nuevos tiempos. Aún mejor: han descubierto el poder del pensamiento positivo para rechazar cualquier intento de ser dominados, sojuzgados y exterminados. Inmunes a los ajos, las estacas y los símbolos religiosos, han salido del ataúd y quieren un bocado del futuro. Y el futuro empieza por Lancre. Pero el pequeño reino montañoso cuenta con buenas defensas: las brujas Yaya Ceravieja, Tata Ogg, Agnes y, aunque tenga que cambiar pañales entre hechizo y poción, la reina Magrat. Eso sin contar el ejército de hombrecillos azules que lleva un tiempo dando vueltas por la región. Reseña: «Un narrador brillante, con un sentido del humor tan contagioso que te atrapa por completo.» Mail on Sunday

Geister Auf Der Metropolitan Line

Author: Ben Aaronovitch
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 342343371X
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Für alle Fans von Peter Grant Nach dem umwerfenden Erfolg von ›Der Galgen von Tyburn‹ kommt hier Nachschub für alle, die sehnlichst auf Neues aus dem Reich der Flüsse von London warten: Geistersichtungen auf der Metropolitan Line der Londoner U-Bahn! Chaos unter den Pendlern ist die Folge. Police Constable und Zauberlehrling Peter Grant nimmt ? mit ein paar guten alten Bekannten ? die Ermittlungen auf.

Equal Rites

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407034472
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They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. The last thing the wizard Drum Billet did, before Death laid a bony hand on his shoulder, was to pass on his staff of power to the eighth son of an eighth son. Unfortunately for his colleagues in the chauvinistic (not to say misogynistic) world of magic, he failed to check that the baby in question was a son. Everybody knows that there's no such thing as a female wizard. But now it's gone and happened, there's nothing much anyone can do about it. Let the battle of the sexes begin...

The Light Fantastic

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407034391
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'What shall we do?' said Twoflower. 'Panic?' said Rincewind hopefully. He always held that panic was the best means of survival. As it moves towards a seemingly inevitable collision with a malevolent red star, the Discworld could do with a hero. What it doesn’t need is a singularly inept and cowardly wizard, still recovering from the trauma of falling off the edge of the world, or a well-meaning tourist and his luggage which has a mind (and legs) of its own. Which is a shame because that's all there is...

Sourcery

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407034545
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All this books and stuff, that isn't what it should all be about. What we need is real wizardry. There was an eighth son of an eighth son. He was, quite naturally, a wizard. And there it should have ended. However (for reasons we'd better not go into), he had seven sons. And then he had an eighth son... a wizard squared...a source of magic...a Sourcerer. Unseen University has finally got what it wished for: the most powerful wizard on the disc. Which, unfortunately, could mean that the death of all wizardry is at hand. And that the world is going to end, depending on whom you listen to. Unless of course one inept wizard can take the University's most precious artefact, the very embodiment of magic itself, and deliver it halfway across the disc to safety...

Nanny Ogg S Cookbook

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407034367
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'They say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach which just goes to show they're as confused about anatomy as they gen'rally are about everything else, unless they're talking about instructions on how to stab him, in which case a better way is up and under the ribcage. Anyway, we do not live in a perfect world and it is foresighted and useful for a young woman to become proficient in those arts which will keep a weak-willed man from straying. Learning to cook is also useful.' Nanny Ogg, one of Discworld's most famous witches, is passing on some of her huge collection of tasty and above all interesting recipes, since everyone else is doing it. But in addition to the delights of the Strawberry Wobbler and Nobby's Mum's Distressed Pudding, Mrs Ogg imparts her thoughts on life, death, etiquette ('If you go to other people's funerals they'll be sure to come to yours'), courtship, children and weddings, all in a refined style that should not offend the most delicate of sensibilities. Well, not much. Most of the recipes have been tried out on people who are still alive. Nanny Ogg Gratefully Ackowledges the Assistance in this Literary Argosy of: Mr Terry Pratchett, Mr Stephen Briggs, Mlle Tina Hannan and Master Paul Kidby.