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A Blink of the Screen

Postby DaveC » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:03 am

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Re: A Blink of the Screen

Postby pip » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:14 am

First i've seen of the cover anyway . Cheers Dave :D
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Re: A Blink of the Screen

Postby DaveC » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:20 am

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Re: A Blink of the Screen

Postby pip » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:22 am

Preordered it a while back but glad to see what i'm getting now :D
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Re: A Blink of the Screen

Postby Molokov » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:39 am

We've definitely talked about it before now, but this is the first official pic of the cover (as revealed by Lynsey on the Terry Pratchett Facebook page). It'd be nice to know exactly what stories are in it (I've got Once More With Footnotes so I'd like to know some of the overlap) but I guess we'll find out closer to publication date.
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Re: A Blink of the Screen

Postby poohcarrot » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:23 pm

Amazon wrote:from his schooldays through to his first writing job on the Bucks Free Press, and the origins of his debut novel, The Carpet People; and on again to the dizzy mastery of the phenomenally successful Discworld series.

Here are characters both familiar and yet to be discovered; abandoned worlds and others still expanding; adventure, chickens, death, disco and, actually, some quite disturbing ideas about Christmas.


I thought it was just going to be stories from the Bucks Free Press, but reading the above seems to imply Hollywood Chickens, Turntables of the night and the Xmas horror story are also in. The latter three are all in Once More with Footnotes. :roll:
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Re: A Blink of the Screen

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:08 pm

A picture of the cover was put up on the forum a couple months ago but after a request it was taken down, as Amazon jumped the gun and Transworld were not happy about it being shown on their site.
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Re: A Blink of the Screen

Postby Catch-up » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:21 pm

Didn't know about this. Thanks Dave! :D
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Re: A Blink of the Screen

Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:28 am

From contacts I've had with Colin Smythe this will cover quite a lot of OMWF along with bits that were missed for example the introduction to Discworld that Terry wrote for the Sourcery proof will be in this book. He didn't mention the Bucks Free Press stuff but he wasn't going to tell me too much. :roll:
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Re: A Blink of the Screen

Postby Catch-up » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:28 pm

Going through some books the other day, I came across the Legends book with "The Sea and the Little Fishes" in it. I owned Once More With Footnotes at one time. Got it for a very good price, not much more than the original price, then opted to let it go when it was going for more. Loved the stories in it, but wanted to pad the vacation fund that year. :D
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Re: A Blink of the Screen

Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:11 pm

Part of the contents page

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Re: A Blink of the Screen

Postby Molokov » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:10 pm

It's great! I don't think I've read Medical Notes, A Few Words from Lord Havelock Vetinari, or the Scouts and Football ones! New fiction! :)
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Re: A Blink of the Screen

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:20 am

Scouts and Football ones are probably to do with the Summer Wincanton events when they had a Scouts type camping Jamboree one Spring time and the football one which was the Unseen Academicals Summer do which was good I had loads of fun. :mrgreen:
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Re: A Blink of the Screen

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:06 pm

Just had a quick look inside it has some good artwork by Josh and other stuff. :mrgreen: I will check it out in more depth when I get it back indoors. :D
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Re: A Blink of the Screen

Postby The Mad Collector » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:40 pm

Just finished A Blink of the Screen. Very good although there is a significant overlap with Once More With Footnotes. Really glad I didn't get suckered into buying the special Waterstones edition of The Long Earth just to own a copy of The High Meggas as it is included in the new collection.
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