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We Won't Get Fooled Again

Advantages: It's got the Witches in it
Disadvantages: It's the last one.

Having committed to re-read the whole collection in honour of the author there is an argument for saying I should have held off this one, saved it until the end… especially as it had leaked that one of the ends in the book is that of my favourite characte ...

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Review of The Shepherd's Crown - Terry Pratchett

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Discworld Dinosaur

Advantages: fun story, interesting to see the original Discworld idea
Disadvantages: a bit forced, and somewhat superficial

It’s sometimes hard to imagine, but there was once a world without Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. No, really! And even more difficult to believe - Mr Pratchett was still writing books back then. For fans of that series though, here is whe ...

Calypte 30.08.2002 · Read full review
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Review of Strata - Terry Pratchett

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Look, no turtle

Advantages: Well told story
Disadvantages: You might prefer the later novels

Kin Arad is 210 years old. She works for The Company, designing new worlds. When you get to Kin’s age, you’ve seen it all. So when she discovers that two of her employees have planted a fossilised plesiosaur in the wrong stratum of the new ...

alliecat 29.09.2002 · Read full review
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Review of Strata - Terry Pratchett

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Before Discworld was, there was Strata...

Advantages: Quite funny and insightful, pretty good characters, inventice
Disadvantages: The Discworld concept just doesn't work as well in a sci-fi setting, Pratchett's writing style not fully developed at this stage

...We all know Terry Pratchett as the creator of the Discworld series (or if you don't, it's about time you did). But Strata is an early exploration of that idea and, while I don't think it's up to the standard of the majority of the Discworld novels, it's s ...

CaptainDisaster 11.05.2005 · Read full review
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Discworld meets Ringworld

Advantages: A good book, on its own terms. Remember - it's not a Discworld novel
Disadvantages: Could be sorely disappointed

Way back in the mists of time, before Terry Pratchett emerged as the one man fantasy industry that he now is, he dabbled in science fiction; this (together with The Dark Side Of The Sun) is the result. A man who was fired off into instellar space centu ...

andrewsi 17.04.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Strata - Terry Pratchett

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