Raising Steam

Raising Steam

Hardback Discworld Novels (Hardcover)

By (author) Terry Pratchett

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  • Publisher: Doubleday Books
  • Format: Hardback | 365 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 239mm x 36mm | 703g
  • Publication date: 18 March 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 038553826X
  • ISBN 13: 9780385538268
  • Illustrations note: maps
  • Sales rank: 74,630

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A "NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER Steam is rising over Discworld, driven by Mister Simnel, the man with a flat cap and a sliding rule. He has produced a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all of the elements--earth, air, fire, and water--and it's soon drawing astonished crowds. To the consternation of Ankh-Morpork's formidable Patrician, Lord Vetinari, no one is in charge of this new invention. This needs to be rectified, and who better than the man he has already appointed master of the Post Office, the Mint, and the Royal Bank: Moist von Lipwig. Moist is not a man who enjoys hard work--unless it is dependent on words, which are not very heavy and don't always need greasing. He does enjoy being alive, however, which makes a new job offer from Vetinari hard to refuse. Moist will have to grapple with gallons of grease, goblins, a fat controller with a history of throwing employees down the stairs, and some very angry dwarfs if he's going to stop it all from going off the rails . . .

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Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the globally bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, "The Color of Magic," was published in 1983. "Raising Steam" is his fortieth Discworld novel. His books have been widely adapted for stage and screen; he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, and was awarded a knighthood for services to literature. After falling out with his keyboard, he now talks to his computer. Occasionally, these days, it answers back. www.terrypratchett.com

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Advance Praise for "Raising Steam " "A spectacular novel, and a gift from a beloved writer to his millions of fans. . . . A tremendous synthesis of everything that makes Pratchett one of the world's most delightful writers." --Cory Doctorow, "Boing Boing " "From the first, the novels demonstrated Pratchett's eye for telling detail and the absurdities of the human condition. . . . He remains one of the most consistently funny writers around; a master of the stealth simile, the time-delay pun and the deflationary three-part list. . . . I could tell which of my fellow tube passengers had downloaded it to their e-readers by the bouts of spontaneous laughter." --Ben Aaronovitch, "The Guardian" "Terry Pratchett's creation is still going strong after 30 years. . . . Most aficionados, however, will be on the look-out for in-jokes and references from previous novels--of which there is no shortage. Discworld's success, like that of Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster stories, has never been driven by the plots. . . . It is at the level of the sentence that Pratchett wins his fans." --Andrew McKie, "The Times" (London) Praise for Terry Pratchett "Terry Pratchett may still be pegged as a comic novelist, but . . . he's a lot more. In his range of invented characters, his adroit storytelling, and his clear-eyed acceptance of humankind's foibles, he reminds me of no one in English literature as much as Geoffrey Chaucer. No kidding." --Michael Dirda, "The Washington Post Book World" "Given his prolificacy and breezy style, it's easy to underestimate Pratchett. . . . He's far more than a talented jokesmith, though. His books are almost always better than they have to be." --Michael Berry, "San Francisco Chronicle" "Nonstop wit. . . . Pratchett is a master of juggling multiple plotlines and multiplying punchlines." --Ken Barnes, "USA Today"