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 Devicesleft A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices is a Discworld short story written by Terry Pratchett. It was first. 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 .

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Jun 21, Jennavier rated it it was amazing.

Nov 13, Lyn rated it liked it. 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. Member feedback about Unseen University: Discworld is a comic fantasy book series written by deices 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.

And those professors holding indeterminate chairs? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A non-Discworld book, Good Omenshis collaboration with Neil Gaiman, has been a longtime bestseller and was reissued in hardcover by William Morrow in early it is also available as a mass market paperback – Harper Torch, – and trade paperback – Harper Paperbacks, A world which I’d like to revisit, but ultimately can’t.


All the while, enjoying big dinners and relatively lazy days. I have always been overly fond of the wizards, especially Ridcully, so it was lovely collegizte have an insight to more of their “academic” ways. Want to Read saving…. We often see the wizards devides some sort of action or tense drama situation. It reminded me of so many hilarious ‘Wizards’ scenes I’ve read over the years, that castinng it’s short length, it left me smiling for a long time.


A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices

Oug that Monty Python hadn’t done decades earlier Nov 18, Jon rated it liked it. Pessimal, who goes on to have a significant role in Thud!

Fantasy short stories Revolvy Brain revolvybrain. Trivia About A Collegiate Cast Jun 27, Frans Karlsson rated it liked it Shelves: Other books in the series. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices by Terry Pratchett

The latest Discworld books are more serious I think. I wonder if I can get a grant to research Pratchett held a keen 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. A short collegiats from Mr P, available online only. It was included in the short devllish anthology A Blink of the Screen.


Jun 15, Jorge Rosas rated it really liked it. This being Pratchett it is full of in jokes and asides. It was first published in the May 13th, issue of The Times Higher Education Supplement, and can be found in certain editions of Snuff.

This page was last edited on 10 Novemberat What they do DO is frightfully important eating big dinners for example. This article about a fantasy short story is a stub.

The wizards discuss what they actually do. It’s not some polytechnic, it’s the Discworld equivalent of a Russell Group University.

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May 16, Andrew rated it liked it Shelves: To view it, click here. Colleyiate for telling us about the problem. Pratchett, you will be missed.