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Postby 50ft queenie » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:57 am

I have been looking for the DW Short Stories for some time. I can't seem to find them here (Greece) and in the few places I've found them on the internet, the sellers do not ship them here.

Any ideas on how I could get my hands on them?

Thanks!
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Postby Jinx » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:00 am

At one point in time I did have some weblinks to the short stories for reading online. I'll see if I can dig them out for you.
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Postby 50ft queenie » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:02 am

Thank you Jinx! That'd be great!

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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:09 am

A lot of these stories are on the Internet - however downloading them can cause legal issues as Terry obviously isn't getting any royalties for downloaded stories.

I don't know if you've managed to read The Sea and Small Fishes? This is a lovely story about Granny and the witches at a Witch Trial. Well worth a read if you can get hold of it.

There was a book published that contained just about all the short stories - Once More With Footnotes, but it was expensive and a short run. I just looked at Amazon.uk and they want over £500 for it. :shock:
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Postby 50ft queenie » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:14 am

Yes, that's the one I've been looking for. But it's either TOO expensive or not shipping in Greece.

:? :x
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Postby Jinx » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:20 am

The particular website with the links I was thinking of claimed to be hosting them legally. They had a wide selection of authors with a link to 1 or 2 short stories written by each with links to an online book store. There was a notice somewhere on the site that said something along the lines of, they have permission from the publishers and their purpose is to promote the respective authors.

In hindsight, perhaps I was a little naive to believe that. What's your take on that?
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:28 am

I think that if it's on one of Terry's publisher's sites such as Transworld or Harper Collins, then it's legal. I've seen all sorts of Pratchett stuff online - including the Discworld maps on a Russian site that can be downloaded.

It's usually pretty clear if the site is a bit dodgy - so a bit of thought is needed. :wink:
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Postby 50ft queenie » Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:20 am

Give me a link!!
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Postby Jinx » Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:59 pm

I found this one by doing a google search http://members.fortunecity.com/bookdepo ... ories.html

It has links to 4 stories. I've read 3 of them (I think). If The Sea and Little Fishes is the same one I'm thinking of then it's the best of the lot.
I haven't come across the link I was originally looking for though.
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Postby Annebn » Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:08 pm

The theatre of cruelty is published, legally, here: http://www.lspace.org/books/toc/toc-english.html

And Death and what comes next, here: http://www.lspace.org/books/dawcn/dawcn-english.html
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:14 pm

Thanks Anne! :D I have a feeling that Sea and Little Fishes used to be there as well. :?
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Postby Jinx » Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:20 pm

Annebn wrote:The theatre of cruelty is published, legally, here: http://www.lspace.org/books/toc/toc-english.html

And Death and what comes next, here: http://www.lspace.org/books/dawcn/dawcn-english.html


Yay! :D I forgot L-space had them too.
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Postby 50ft queenie » Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:32 pm

:D

Oh, thank you all!! You've been great!

I'll go read now!

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Postby LadyL » Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:24 pm

Tonyblack wrote:A lot of these stories are on the Internet - however downloading them can cause legal issues as Terry obviously isn't getting any royalties for downloaded stories.

I don't know if you've managed to read The Sea and Small Fishes? This is a lovely story about Granny and the witches at a Witch Trial. Well worth a read if you can get hold of it.

There was a book published that contained just about all the short stories - Once More With Footnotes, but it was expensive and a short run. I just looked at Amazon.uk and they want over £500 for it. :shock:


This book has been recently published in Germany, at least I think it contains the same stuff as Once more with Footnotes, like the shortstories, interviews and articles.

Its called "Der ganze Wahnsinn" and actually its the only DW book I have ever bought in german language :wink:
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:44 pm

Hope it's a good one Lydia. :wink:
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