Conan the Barbarian? Publisher mess-up?

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Conan the Barbarian? Publisher mess-up?

Postby Ponder Stibbons » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:22 pm

When i got my harper colins copy of the light fantastic, its subtitle said something about a wild tale with rincewind and conan the barbarian.
Last i looked it was cohen :?
Its the version with the really bright colours and rubbishy cover art icons
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Postby Ponder Stibbons » Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:20 am

Sorry, got it all wrong. The cohen bit is still wrong, but the quote is actually "From the apocalypse to Conan the barbarian, more discworld fun!"
And i got to a bit where they summon death with the rite of AshEnte instead of AshKente :?
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Postby Ponder Stibbons » Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:08 pm

Gosh! 77 views and not a single reply :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:44 pm

The Harper Collins paperback copy that Sharlene has, has "Conan" rather than Cohan on the front cover. I would have responded sooner, but I couldn't find the book. :P

But I don't think this is a mistake - the blurb on the front is saying what Terry is parodying in the book - "From the apocalypse to Conan the Barbarian, more sidesplitting Discworld fun!" :wink:
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Postby Ponder Stibbons » Sat May 01, 2010 9:39 am

Ok, thanks. Hope i wasn't rude :oops:
So theres really a guy called conan the barbarian :shock:
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Postby Penfold » Sat May 01, 2010 3:08 pm

Ponder Stibbons wrote:So theres really a guy called conan the barbarian :shock:

Yes indeedy. There are a number of stories written by Robert E. Howard 1906-1936, and he was considered as one of the fathers of modern fantasy literature. There were also two (I think) dodgy but enjoyable films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. You might recognize this clip of CONAN from one of the Discworld books. :lol:
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Postby Ponder Stibbons » Sun May 02, 2010 11:45 am

:lol: Thanks, i just checked it on Wiki. Any idea about the AshEnte/AshKente thing?
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Postby Penfold » Sun May 02, 2010 12:03 pm

Sorry Ponder but I can't help you there. However, maybe this quote might. :wink:

Sir Terry Pratchett wrote:There are no inconsistencies in the Discworld books; ocassionally, however, there are alternate pasts.
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Postby Ponder Stibbons » Tue May 04, 2010 11:03 am

:lol: That's convenient! :roll:
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