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Blink of the Screen, a (2012) [Collection]
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In the four decades since his first book appeared in print, Terry Pratchett has become one of the world's best-selling and best-loved authors. A Blink of the Screen collects the best of his short fiction into one volume, and charts the course of Pratchett's long writing career; from his school days through to his first writing job on the Bucks Free Press, and on again to his phenomenally successful Discworld series.

Here are characters both familiar and yet to be discovered; abaondoned worlds and others still expanding; andventure, chickens, death, disco and, actually, some quite disturbing ideas about Christmas, all of it shot through with his inimitable brand of humour. With an introduction by Booker Prize winning author A.S. Byatt, illustrations by the late Josh Kirby and drawings by the author himself, this is a book to treasure.


  • Foreword by A.S. Byatt
  • Non-Discworld Shorter Writings
    • The Hades Business (1963)
    • Solution (1964)
    • The Picture (1965)
    • The Prince and the Partridge (1968)
    • Rincemangle, the Gnome of Even Moor (1973)
    • Kindly Breathe in Short, Thick Pants (1976)
    • The Glastonbury Tales (1977)
    • There's No Fool Like an Old Fool Found in an English Queue (1978)
    • Coo, They've Given Me the Bird (1978)
    • And Mind the Monoliths (1978)
    • The High Meggas (1986)
    • Twenty Pence, with Envelope and Seasonal Greeting (1987)
    • Incubust (1988)
    • Final Reward (1988)
    • Turntables of the Night
    • #ifdefDEBUG + 'world/enough' + 'time' (1990)
    • Hollywood Chickens (1990)
    • Once and Future (1995)
    • FTB (1996)
    • Sir Joshua Easement: A Biographical Note (2010)
  • Discworld Shorter Writings
    • Troll Bridge (1992)
    • Theatre of Cruelty (1993)
    • The Sea and Little Fishes (1998)
    • The Ankh-Morpork National Anthem (1999)>/li>
    • Medical Notes (2002)
    • Thud: A Historical Perspective (2002)
    • A Few Words From Lord Havelock Vetinari (2002)
    • Death and What Comes Next (2004)
    • A Collegiate Casting-out of Devilish Devices (2005)
    • Minutes of the Meeting to Form the Proposed Ankh-Morpork Federation of Scouts (2007)
    • The Ankh-Morpork Football Association Hall of Fame playing cards (2009)
  • Appendix
    • Deleted extract from 'The Sea and Little Fishes'
  • List of Illustrations

Original title: A Blink of the Screen
Original languages: English


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Edition #1: A Blink of the Screen

A Blink of the Screen (2012)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Introduction by: A. S. Byatt
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A Blink of the Screen (2013)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London, UK
Publisher: Corgi Books
ISBN: 9780552163330
Dimensions: 5.0 x 7.8 x 1.0 in
Pages: 359

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