July 28th, 2014
The e-short, titled The Abominable Snowman, which will be published on 7th August and priced at £1.49, is about Captain the Honourable Sir Herbert Stephen Ernest Boring-Tristram-Boring (known to his friends as Bill). Sir Herbert is very bored but life gets more interesting when the famous explorer Amos Tence shows up at his front door and takes him of to the mountains of Chilistan to look for the abominable snowman.
The story is being published ahead of the September release of Dragons at Crumbling Castle (hardback, £12.99), Pratchett’s first collection of children’s short stories, illustrated by Mark Beech.
Kirsten Armstrong, fiction editor at RHCP UK, bought the world rights for Dragons… from Pratchett’s agent Colin Smythe, and said: “These stories are full of Pratchett’s trademark wit and imagination and will be adored by anyone aged eight to 108… they are a joy to read and share with young readers.”
A spokesperson said RHCP hopes the book will connect the author with younger audiences but confirmed there are no events with Pratchett planned.