Mar
02
2015
1

Book of the Week: “Reaper Man.”

Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett is the eleventh one in his Discworld series, and they’re being SOLD FOR FOUR BUCKS APIECE ON KINDLE, so why are you still here?  Seriously. This is, like a steal. :waving fingers: Go! Shoo! Buy Discworld books for four bucks!

And so, farewell to Superego.

Moe Lane

Dec
30
2014
8

In the Mail: ‘The Compleat Ankh-Morpork City Guide.’

It is a testimony to Terry Pratchett that The Compleat Ankh-Morpork: City Guide – which is, after all, a guide to a city that does not actually exist – can still come across as being a guide (complete with ads) to a city that could exist. Provided, of course, that a city that included dwarves, trolls, vampires, wizards, thieves, assassins, imps, and barbarian heroes among its citizenry could exist, whether sitting on a flat Disc on four elephants on a turtle swimming through space, or not.  Probably not.  Although we may be just not looking with a big enough telescope.

Anyway, if you like the Discworld this would be a handsome addition to your library. Including the map! – Which I don’t know what to do with, honestly: I already have a map of Ankh-Morpork framed, and on the wall. (more…)

Mar
27
2014
2

In the Mail: ‘Raising Steam.’

Terry Pratchett’s latest, and I fear possibly last, Discworld novel. I read Raising Steam and I enjoyed it very much and God damn early-onset Alzheimer’s. God damn it to Hell.

…Sorry.

Oct
13
2013
2

“Equoid.” (I said that unicorns were bad! I totally SAID.)

New Laundry novella from Charles Stross:

And of interest is this passage from the blurb:

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Oct
13
2011
8

Blogging called on account of Pratchett.

Snuff: A Novel of Discworld has arrived.  It’s one of the Sam Vimes police procedural ones, which are probably my favorite subcategory of Terry Pratchett Discworld novels*.

Go on ahead; I’ll catch up with you later.

Moe Lane

*Well, yes, except for DEATH, of course.  Everybody likes him.

Oct
10
2011
7

Just finished watching “Going Postal”…

…on Blu-Ray, and it was very good.  It’s based on the Discworld book by the same name by Terry Pratchett, and it turned out to be a reasonably good adaptation of the novel*; the characters (and actors) were engaging, the quasi-Victorian sets were excellent and the original book’s themes about technology, innovation, and how both can be pretty cool came across pretty well.  I liked it: check it out.  If you’re a Terry Pratchett fan, you should like this.

And if you’re not a Terry Pratchett fan already… well.  There are a lot of people out there with your condition, and many of them go on to live reasonably full and meaningful lives.  So, you shouldn’t give up hope, or anything.

Moe Lane (more…)

Dec
24
2010
3

Book of the Week: Hogfather.

Hogfather is Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Christmas book, and you should read it. You will feel better afterward.

That is all.

And so, adieu to Agatha H. and the Airship City until the New Year.

Oct
09
2009
1

Unseen Academicals just showed up…

…so catch you guys later.

No offense.

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