NEW BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT...

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NEW BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT...

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:01 pm

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(FX Drum Roll) The next Discworld novel will be... RAISING STEAM.



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We have to make it clear that there's no date for publication, no deadline and no you can't pre-order yet because we haven't finished it.
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Re: NEW BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT...

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:23 pm

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Postby Catch-up » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:26 pm

Can't wait! :D
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Postby An Auditor » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:32 pm

Steampunk!!

That be another 'Industrial Revolution' type book then surely. God forbid another Moist (Steam-punk) book tho :pray:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:51 pm

But weren't they doing Raising Taxes? Still, this will suit Moist more as a venture capitalist excursion :roll: - and taxation isn't really in the Anhk-Morpork spirit so a bit of Industrial Steamrollering should be quite a good/better fit with the Cunning Artificers at least :P :lol:
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Postby Teppic » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:05 pm

Did anything come of the perpetual motion device Vetinari got at the end of Thud! (I think)

Are we about to see the fruits of this, and an industrial revolution in AM?
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:06 pm

Teppic wrote:Did anything come of the perpetual motion device Vetinari got at the end of Thud! (I think)

Are we about to see the fruits of this, and an industrial revolution in AM?

I was sure they were setting that and the dwarf tunnels up for an underground railway. :?
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Postby An Auditor » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:37 pm

Don't forget Terry tweeted not too long back that he and Rob were researching for the latest Discworld book.

So that's either some form of steam contraption or he's been in limestone country!!

Hang on, could be both!!
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Postby Kari » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:11 pm

Keeping up with times and the fashion. The future...!
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Postby raptornx01 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:33 am

Have a feeling it will be the taxation moist book. Chances are major industry changes are coming and the city will have to keep up and it will need money for that.

or they find a way to tax the new steam contraptions some how.
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Re: NEW BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT...

Postby Alanz » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:07 am

I can't wait either :D :dance: :D
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Postby =Tamar » Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:01 am

raptornx01 wrote:Have a feeling it will be the taxation moist book.

It was specifically said that it was not the Moist taxation book. Also, RS has a new main character, so even if it mentions Moist, he won't be the protagonist.
raptornx01 wrote:Chances are major industry changes are coming and the city will have to keep up and it will need money for that. or they find a way to tax the new steam contraptions some how.

They definitely will have to tax something; Vetinari wants to build the Undertaking. However, they have the Device to power the Undertaking, and either way, it would be silly for the city to tax something the city will operate. Steam has been in use already to heat UU. What else could steam be used for? Maybe a railway outside the city; it would complete for long distance hauling but there would still be short haul work for the traditional methods so it wouldn't put large numbers of people out of work. A Stanley Steamer type of vehicle might compete; they were marvelous things.
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Re: NEW BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT...

Postby raptornx01 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:31 am

Depends on how steampunk he decides to go with it. if he goes full on they could get steam powered everything. and considering how much they embrace new things it wouldn't be surprising to see some spectacularly trivial steam powered equipment.
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Re: NEW BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT...

Postby Alanz » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:03 am

We'll all have to wait and see...won't we :dance:
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Re: NEW BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT...

Postby raisindot » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:10 pm

One would think that Moist has to be somewhere in it. Or, perhaps Adorabelle might be new main character (since she was pretty resourceful, is theoretically still the inheritor of the Gran Trunk, assuming it was sold back to her family after the events of Going Postal). I would imagine that Harry King would be someone involved as well, and it would be nice to see him more narrative time.

One must assume that this takes place on or around the same time as Snuff, which is five or so years after the events of Thud (and probably 3-4 years after Unseen Academicals), since it would be strange for this to be taking place before the Snuff time period.

All I hope is that Pterry somehow doesn't write this in the overwritten Victorian novel style of Snuff and Dodger.
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