Raising Steam

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Re: Raising Steam

Postby high eight » Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:32 pm

JAK wrote:
Would that be Ned Simnel?? Groovy.


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Close - son of


Who, I suspect, will be very similar to a certain (sadly deceased) flat cap-wearing 'backstreet mechanic' and TV presenter from roundworld.

And I bet he says: "Eee, did you like that?" at least once.
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Re: Raising Steam

Postby =Tamar » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:41 pm

Penfold wrote:
=Tamar wrote:I speculate idly that the "fat controller" with the history of violence may be the tax collector whose standard technique is to hold people upside down over a bucket to collect what falls out of their pockets. That is, "Controller" might be equivalent to "Comptroller". Whatever it turns out to be, I'll be going along for the ride.


[snip Penfold's possible spoiler]

He's already been specifically noted in Making Money as planning to invest in land for the purpose of making a profit from the Undertaking. He wants to be involved in anything that looks profitable.
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Re: Raising Steam

Postby JAK » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:06 pm

The alternative cover as advertised at Waterstones – but is it as the goblin and ‘driver’ appear to have been cut and pasted directly from the original cover.

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Re: Raising Steam

Postby Molokov » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:00 pm

Hmm yes it appears they have been. This alternate cover is much worse that Paul Kidby's original. (I understand that the colours probably don't reflect the final cover of the book, but that cut-n-paste job is not very good)
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Re: Raising Steam

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:10 pm

I have to say that I think I will give the special edition a miss. :snooty:
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Re: Raising Steam

Postby pip » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:16 am

This is probably a fairer representation of the alternate cover

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I'll still stick with the standard edition though.
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Re: Raising Steam

Postby anapoda » Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:29 pm

Well, as Moist Von Lipwig is my favorite Discworld character that's one book i just can't afford to miss.

I, and it's an euphemism, can't freaking wait.
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Re: Raising Steam

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:11 pm

I wonder what extra bumf Waterstones will put in the edition. :?:
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Re: Raising Steam

Postby Jussi » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:15 pm

You can look inside Raising Steam and read the first 48 pages:

http://rhwidget.randomhouse.co.uk/flash ... wsletter=1

There is a nice map of Sto Plains.
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Re: Raising Steam

Postby JAK » Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:09 pm

Having read the above taster...........…

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I’m not so concerned about the condensing of 100+ plus years of industrial development as I was before but we’re now up to 1804 and a comparison with Trevithick’s first locos which weighted around 5-6tons while Simnel’s similar version is around 50 tons. (This was a comment by a bystander so if like me he has trouble estimating weights the story may still be on a believable track (pun intended)


Good map - pity it’s a few mm’s missing in the middle.
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Re: Raising Steam

Postby TheAnts » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:33 pm

Jussi wrote:You can look inside Raising Steam and read the first 48 pages:

http://rhwidget.randomhouse.co.uk/flash ... wsletter=1

There is a nice map of Sto Plains.


That link seems to be disabled now, as of this morning. Or maybe i should have read it last night instead of leaving it for lunch today! Anyway if won't open anywhere I can find it, even on the Random House page.

Talk about being stopped right on the edge!

There are 16 pages readable on the Amazon page.

Hopefully we'll get it on Friday to help us through the next mum in law weekend ... :shifty:
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Re: Raising Steam

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:53 pm

Welcome to the site, TheAnts. I just tried the link and it opened just fine. :)
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Re: Raising Steam

Postby JAK » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:28 pm

I’m getting a ‘Load Error’ but the web page is there and does start to open with images of the book pages across the top – it just won’t let you open them to view.

They’ve either got a technical problem or too many people are trying to read at once so just keep trying.

I know it doesn't help TheAnts but I'm glad Jussi pointed out this link as it made up for the disappointing Facebook promotion.
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Re: Raising Steam

Postby TheAnts » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:45 pm

OK both thanks. I wondered if it recognises the computer ID and wont' let you open it more than once or more than a certain time. it opens but as Jak says, you can't read any of the pages.

I read the Amazon look inside, so I know that something goes bang :-) (I don't think that's a spoiler in a Discworld novel?)
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Re: Raising Steam

Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:20 pm

It didn't work for me earlier but did now so maybe it is being overloaded. It's good I'm so looking forward to reading more..
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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