Raising Steam Machine – Customer Announcement

September 5th, 2013

‘Roll up! Roll up! Discworld’s first steam engine is scheduled for arrival at the Ankh-Morpork terminus on 7th November.

Customers who wish to hear more of this great undertaking, the greatest innovation of the Century of the Anchovy, are invited to attend the ticket office weekly from 5th September. Tickets will be dispensed from our patented ticket machine, which harnesses the strength of live steam.

To power this admirable enterprise, customers are encourage to ‘raise steam’ by Liking, Commenting on or Sharing wall posts at facebook.com/pratchett or by Tweeting #terrypratchett, #pratchett or #raisingsteam. Only when sufficient steam has been raised can the ticket machine perform its function.

New tickets will become available on a weekly basis between 5th September and 31st October.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Ankh-Morpork Station Master.’

UPDATE: Thanks to your generous efforts, sufficient steam has now been raised to reveal to you a partial passenger list for this momentous journey. 
This list can be viewed here

Customers are encouraged to continue with their social engagements. Further announcements will be made in due course.
For more information, visit Terry Pratchett’s Facebook page


Comments for: Raising Steam Machine – Customer Announcement

  1. raymond taft says:

    I have read all the Discworld books 8 times now and I still laugh till I’m in tears. I cannot wait for Raising Steam to come out so I can enjoy even more of the characters of This wonderful world.

  2. Gill Bridle says:

    Really looking forward to this! Do I need to practise shovelling coal, in order to participate??

  3. Himinow says:

    So excited! Any kind of teaser for a new Pratchett novel has me skipping around and uncontrollably breaking out into happy tears. Excuse me now, I have to go do a giddy little jig.

  4. This is really annoying. I press the button on the faceook page to get a ‘ticket’ which tells me to use password 4209. I follow the link, enter the password, read what it says on this site and click for the link to the so-called passenger link – result? A page opens and closes in less than a quarter of a second and I don’t get to read anything. The technology might be cute – if it actually worked. Instead it aggravates a fan of 30 years.

    • Magrat Garlick says:

      Hi Nikki,

      Sorry to hear you’ve had trouble with this. Clicking on the link that says “the list can be viewed here” is meant to open a PDF in a separate window that remains open as long as you need. I’ve just tested again and it’s working here, however if you’re still having trouble I can send it to you via email instead if you like?


      Magrat Garlick

  5. Annetta says:

    Just in time for my birthday! Cannot wait for the next Discworld book.