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1 quote from A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices (Discworld #): ‘ Make ourselves attractive to students? said the Archchancellor. Mr Stibbo. 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.

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Okay, I admit it. They are all recognizable entirely without any gimmicky verbal ticks or accents. Aug 20, Kris Hill rated it really liked it. May 16, Andrew rated it liked it Shelves: Yes, yes, I’d be a pretty sick individual if I burst into hysterics when Gage from Pet Sematary arrived back at the house and started trying to kill people.

The series has be Pessimalwho goes on to have a significant role in Thud! The wizards of UU if I had to sum them up are really all about NOT doing any magic, but climbing up the rungs on the hierarchy of wizardry, while stamping on the fingers of those below and pulling at the ankles of those above.

Mildly interesting comment on bureaucracy. Pessimal, who goes on to have a significant role in Thud!

A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices by Terry Pratchett

Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a colllegiate of novels, including his first Discworld novel, Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter.

Available in A Blink of the Screen. I think he died a few books ago. Monstrous Regiment is a fantasy novel by British writer Terry Pratchett, the 31st novel in his Discworld series. Hear hear fellows, you may be a disgrace to your profession, but you never cease to entertain! October Learn how and when to remove this template message.


A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices Quotes by Terry Pratchett

Read it for free online here: 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.

It reminded me of so many hilarious ‘Wizards’ scenes Ddevices read over the years, that despite it’s short length, it left me smiling for a long time. The American editions, published by Harper Collins, used their own cover art. It’s a masterclass in writing really, because every wizard has a distinct personality and speech pattern.

It was the humor that drew you in and left you wanting more. May 27, Ahmad Sharabiani marked it as to-read Shelves: A world which I’d like to revisit, but ultimately can’t. This story is heavily dialogue driven.

Before I started reading Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series my main reads were horror. Aug 03, Jenna rated it liked it Shelves: The series comprises eight fantasy novels and one short deviliwh centred on the adventures of the City Watch and its commander Sam Vimes, in order of publication they are; Guards!

It was basically a meeting of the Wizards of Unseen University in which they discuss an inspection report for their university. British and American spellings around the world: Alas, Rincewind was nowhere to be found, nor was he even mentioned. Discworld books Revolvy Brain revolvybrain.

A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices Quotes

Companion publications include eleven short stories some only loosely related to the Discworldfour popular co,legiate books, and a number of supplementary books and reference guides. Nov 18, Jon rated it liked it. Member feedback about A Blink of the Screen: H You can read it here: Retrieved from ” https: A short story from Mr P, available online only.

Ohhhh the UU faculty, you may be my favourite academic satire. Sir Terry Pratchett passed away on 12th March Azure, in chief an open book proper bearing the motto “nunc id vides, nunc ne vides” and in base a wizard’s h We often see the wizards in some sort of action or tense drama situation.


The faculty meeting has more than occasional echoes of the dismal faculty meetings Henry Wilt is forced to attend at the Fenland College of Technology, where academics prove to have much the same grasp of reality and bureaucratic doggedness as their counterparts at UU. Jun 15, Jorge Rosas rated it really liked it. It references the government inspector A. It was first published in the May 13th, issue of The Times Higher Education Supplement, and can be found in certain editions of Snuff.

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Pessimalwho goes on to have a significant role in Thud! The story describes the reaction of the wizards of the Unseen University to a proposal from the Castingo-ut to introduce regulation of university education.

Funny story regarding education. The exploits of the head wizards of the Unseen University are one of the main plot threads in the long-running fantasy series, and have played a central role in 13 novels to date, as well as the four supplementary Science of Discworld novels and the short story, A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices.

I’ve always been a huge, huge fan. Well, resorting to ‘definition-by-hubbub’, it’s a thaumaturgical response to the diothumic threat of school inspections on life terms of professorship, deanship and chairship, and of obviating the need to answer such questions as: Clearly the man Terry Pratchett was insufficiently educated to produce such brilliant witty novels. Get Ridcully, Ponder Stibbons, the Librarian ook! They seem a glove fit for old British academia.

For instance, some spellings seen as “American” today were once commonly used in Britain and some spellings seen as “British” were once commonly used in the United States.