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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We often see the wizards in some sort of action or tense drama situation. Pratchett held a collfgiate understanding of academia, as well as of politics, policing, law, assassination, and another myriad subjects that his background wouldn’t suggest he was properly educated to address.

Short Story:A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices – Discworld & Terry Pratchett Wiki

The wizards want to know: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. For all that there were no actual “devilish devices” in this short story, Pratchett managed to keep things entertaining as he soundly mocks the academic establishment through the absolutely backwards and inept wizards of Unseen University’s “faculty.

Discworld topic Discworld is a comic fantasy book series written by the English 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 giant turtle.


They were just as good, in many ways they were BETTER than the earliest books, but I could see the series coming to a conclusion, even if Sir Terry Pratchett hadn’t been struck down with a vile, horrible illness, years before his time.

Jul 05, Jaimie rated it liked it. I read a lot of random horror and ghost stories and so forth, but Okay, I admit it. He was no doubt a front for some other writer who had an extensive advanced defilish in various specialties.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Funny story regarding education. Fantasy short stories Revolvy Brain revolvybrain. A fun, quick story that manages quite a few satirical snipes here and there, despite its brevity. I wonder if I can get a grant to research the possibility? I have always been overly fond of the wizards, especially Ridcully, so it was lovely to have an insight to more of their “academic” ways.

Lovecraft, Charles Devuces and William Shakespeare, as well as mythology, folklore and fairy tales, often using them for satirical parallels with cultural, political and scientific issues.

Since then it has been reprinted twice as part of the Discworld canon: Member feedback about Discworld: Discworld books Revolvy Brain revolvybrain. Terry published Snuff in October From this story there are some great characters missing actually.

Mar 04, Mary Catelli rated it really liked it Shelves: I read a lot of random horror and ghost stories and so forth, but mainly Stephen King. Annotation An author Terry Pratchett is suspected to have read is the master humorist and writer of farces, Tom Sharpe.


It was like a window into a world I left behind some time ago. However I almost felt they were really at their best here.

A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices

May 27, Ahmad Sharabiani marked it as to-read Shelves: I’ve always been a huge, huge fan. A world which I’d like to revisit, but ultimately can’t. Wizards at Terry Pratchett’s Unseen University can fight black magic, but can they withstand the grey array of targets, inspections and research assessments?

It has the wizards on it and a very well placed A E Pessoa cop and auditor extraordinary.

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I’d love to read more of these Discworld short stories. Very thoroughly and Modernize the Unseen University, you say? An amusing vignette from the common room at Unseen University as the academics contemplate an inspection – their first it seems – and ruminate as to the purpose of academe. deices