By Terry Pratchett

ISBN-10: 0385618980

ISBN-13: 9780385618984

A suite of brief fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the complete of his writing profession from schooldays to Discworld and the current day.
In the 4 many years when you consider that his first booklet seemed in print, Terry Pratchett has develop into one of many world's best-selling and best-loved authors. right here for the 1st time are his brief tales and different short-form fiction amassed into one quantity. A Blink of the Screen charts the process Pratchett's lengthy writing profession: from his schooldays via to his first writing activity at the Bucks unfastened Press, and the origins of his debut novel, The Carpet People; and on back to the dizzy mastery of the phenomenally winning Discworld series.
Here are characters either standard and but to be stumbled on; deserted worlds and others nonetheless increasing; event, chickens, dying, disco and, really, a few fairly traumatic principles approximately Christmas, it all shot via with Terry's inimitable model of humour. With an creation by way of Booker Prize-winning writer A.S. Byatt, illustrations by means of the past due Josh Kirby and drawings via the writer himself, it is a booklet to treasure.

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His gums bled at the slightest pressure of the tip of his tongue, and he seldom stopped experimenting; it was a little game he played, sometimes by the hour. He sat for a moment smoking and experimenting. Then, abruptly, familiarly, and, as usual, with no warning, he thought he felt his mind dislodge itself and teeter, like insecure luggage on an overhead rack. He quickly did what he had been doing for weeks to set things right: he pressed his hands hard against his temples. He held on tight for a moment.

They don't even take that crazy boat out no more. " "I don't know how you can drink yours. " Sandra stared rancorously at the opposite wall. "I'll be so gladda get backa the city. I'm not foolin'. " She gave Mrs. Snell a hostile glance. "It's all right for you, you live here all year round. You got your social life here and all. " "I'm gonna drink this if it kills me," Mrs. Snell said, looking at the clock over the electric stove. " Sandra asked abruptly. "I mean what would you do? " This was the sort of question Mrs.

Its face was much too large for her slender wrist. "You were at choir practice," she said matter-of-factly. " I said I certainly had been, and that I had heard her voice singing separately from the others. I said I thought she had a very fine voice. She nodded. "I know. " "Really? " "Heavens, no. I'm going to sing jazz on the radio and make heaps of money. " She touched the top of her soaking-wet head with the flat of her hand. " she asked. I said I'd been through it on the train a few times but that I didn't really know it.

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