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New book of short writings

Postby The Mad Collector » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:47 pm

OK, in the tired way of news journalists, this is from "sources close to Terry Pratchett"

There is currently being prepared a new collection of short writings. This will include items left out of Once More With Footnotes as well as works in that collection. The description of the book as a collection of short writings means that anything could be included, quite a lot of the pieces in OMWF are not stories but introductions, prefaces and other articles for books or magazines not otherwise featuring Terry. One item that will definitely be included is the description of Discworld and how he saw it developing that Terry wrote for the proof copy of Sourcery which has never been reprinted in any form, as he had only written five of the books by then this gives a whole new view to what he thought he was creating.

PS. No I'm not about to reveal my source but he is very reliable :)
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:49 pm

I just hope this one doesn't cost an arrm and a leg, so us mere mortals can afford to buy it. :D
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Postby The Mad Collector » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:51 pm

Well OMWF cost less than £15 when I bought it Tony :D
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:58 pm

Really? To be honest I don't remember much about it coming out, except that it was a limited run and pretty much impossible to get second hand except for mega bucks. :D
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Postby Dotsie » Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:19 pm

I bought mine a year after it came out, for £20. I could smell an investment :wink:
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Postby deldaisy » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:01 pm

Had never even heard of it before I came on this forum... and I have a daughter who is a bigger fan of DW than I am....
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:53 pm

I got mine at the WorldCon in Boston and picked one up for a friend. It was $25 and published by NESFA Press.

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Postby archerinwood » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:02 pm

Is your realiable source a mr T P, who resides in or around Wincanton? :lol:
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Postby poohcarrot » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:24 pm

I reckon it's the stuff from the Bucks Free Press.

That site started, then got terminated pretty damn sharpish, after only posting a couple of stories, leading me to believe it got bought out. :D
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:32 pm

Your probably right there Pooh that where the clippings and news snippets are coming from. :) they have smelt the money. :wink:
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Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:37 am

No it's not the Bucks Free Press stuff, this is a legitimate publication that will be published by Terrys normal publishers (my source knows what he is talking about) :) . It appears to be a sort of unlimited version of OMWF with quite a lot of what was in that reprinted along with bits that got left out for various reasons.

By the way the Bucks Free Press site is still up and running but under instructions not to add anything more or make any other changes

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Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:42 am

archerinwood wrote:Is your realiable source a mr T P, who resides in or around Wincanton? :lol:


I don't know of a mr T P, who resides in or around Wincanton :) Sir Terry Pratchett doesn't even live in the same county as Wincanton so he can't be the man you are referring to. I wonder who you meant :roll:
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Postby poohcarrot » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:14 am

The Mad Collector wrote:By the way the Bucks Free Press site is still up and running but under instructions not to add anything more or make any other changes

http://terrypratchett.weebly.com/

That's what I meant. :P

So the publishers are going to do an "Eric" with OMWF.

How to totally destroy the value of something. :roll:
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Postby deldaisy » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:42 am

Oh come on.. you can't judge something that is only a whiff of rumour at the moment.

Lets all judge when it DOES come out.
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Postby pip » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:43 am

We'll all buy it wether we're bitching or not . :roll:
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