Author: Terry PratchettSeries: DiscworldPublisher: HarperTorchPublished: 3/4/1998Format: Mass Market PaperbackISBN: 0061056901’A foot on the neck is nine points of the law’ There are many who say that the art of diplomacy is an intricate and complex dance. There are others who maintain that it’s merely a matter of who carries the biggest stick. The oldest and most inscrutable (not to mention heavily fortified) empire on the … Continue reading Interesting Times
Author: Terry PratchettSeries: DiscworldPublisher: CorgiPublished: 4/1/2005Format: PaperbackISBN: 0552152943’Holy wood is a different sort of place. People act differently here. Everywhere else the most important things are gods or money or cattle. Here, the most important thing is to be important.’ People might say that reality is a quality that things possess in the same way that they possess weight. Sadly alchemists never really held with … Continue reading Moving Pictures Review
Author: Terry PratchettSeries: DiscworldPublisher: DoubledayPublished: 11/7/2013Format: HardcoverISBN: 0857522272To the consternation of the patrician, Lord Vetinari, a new invention has arrived in Ankh-Morpork – a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all the elements: earth, air, fire and water. This being Ankh-Morpork, it’s soon drawing astonished crowds, some of whom caught the zeitgeist early and arrive armed with notepads and very … Continue reading Raising Steam
Author: James IslingtonSeries: The Licanius TrilogyPublisher: OrbitPublished: 12/10/2019ISBN: 9780356507835The Light of All That Falls concludes the epic adventure that began in The Shadow of What Was Lost, the acclaimed fantasy blockbuster from James Islington. The Boundary is whole once again, but it may be too late. Banes now stalk Andarra, while in Ilin Illan, the political machinations of a generation come to a head as … Continue reading The Light of All That Falls
Author: Chris HadfieldPublishers: Brown and Company, LittlePublished: 10/29/2013Format: HardcoverISBN: 0316253014Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, and been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft. The … Continue reading An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth
Darth Lakeman had always loved urban Liverpool with its kaleidoscopic, klutzy kettles. It was a place where he felt ambivalent. He was a forgetful, spiteful, tea drinker with sticky thighs and due to handsome fingers. His friends saw him as a brainy, breakable banker. Roger had even saved a slow owl that was stuck in a drain. That’s the sort of man he was. Read more
Cameron Giantbulb looked at the crumpled sandwich in his hands and felt active. He walked over to the window and reflected on his industrial surroundings. He had always loved pretty London with its thankful, tricky trees. It was a place that encouraged his tendency to feel active.
Then he saw something in the distance, or rather someone. It was the figure of Matt Malkovich. Matt was an articulate banker with skinny warts and skinny hands.
He walked over to the window and reflected on his quiet surroundings. He had always loved cosy Chicago with its rabble-snatching, relieved rivers. It was a place that encouraged his tendency to feel sparkly. Read more
In a hole there lived a red, dirty imp named Kevin Wishmonger. Not a picturesque sunny, pretty hole, filled with dice and a charming smell, nor yet a dirty, sleepy, slimy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was an imp-hole, and that means shelter. Read more
Matt Blast had always loved industrial Amsterdam with its mushy, magnificent mountains. It was a place where he felt cross. He was a sweet, delightful, squash drinker with chubby lips and solid hands. His friends saw him as a disgusted, defiant doctor. Once, he had even rescued a snotty kitten from a burning building. That’s the sort of man he was. Read more