2013 upcoming novels

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Re: 2013 upcoming novels

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:21 am

Who's Wee Dug wrote:23rd Oct. for a Slip of the Keyboard is out.

That's 2014 - right? :think:

I am well and truly confused. Most places say that this book is due for publication in October 2014. But some other places say it's October 2013. As a new member pointed out elsewhere, Tesco online say they have it in stock.

Amazon.co.uk say next October.

There is nothing on Colin Smythe's website about it.
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Re: 2013 upcoming novels

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:38 am

I got the following email from Tesco Customer Services regarding the release date of Slip of the Keyboard.

Tesco Customer Service wrote:Dear Tony Blackwell



Question reference – 6261830



Thank you for highlighting the incorrect release date of the book “A slip of the keyboard”; I will pass this error to the book department to clarify and update the website as soon as possible.



Regards



Stephen Ormsby

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Re: 2013 upcoming novels

Postby Slantaholic » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:48 pm

Will anyone shed some light as to what "A Slip of the Keyboard" is about? Amazon says essays. I'm not familiar with Terry Pratchett's non-fictional side. What is he interested in?

I've just checked Amazon again. There's another Long Earth book called The Long Childhood.
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Re: 2013 upcoming novels

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:51 pm

Slip" is bit's n pieces that did not make not make into "A Blink" also I think his stuff from when he was a journalist, and other non fiction shorts.

That's part three of Long Earth don't know how many are being written.
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Re: 2013 upcoming novels

Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:46 pm

There are quite a few non fiction writings that were in OMWF that will probably be in the new book as well, mainly forewords to other books such as Brewers Phrase and Fable Millennum edition to give one example although there are several more. There is also the article he wrote about the development of the Discworld which has only been published in the proof copy of Sourcery which may well be included (or at least Colin hinted it would be in an email last year). We may also see transcripts of speeches included. I'm looking forward to it
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Re: 2013 upcoming novels

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:42 pm

There are always little snippet's of information in these types of books Terry has written, which makes them really interesting. :mrgreen:
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Re: 2013 upcoming novels

Postby Catch-up » Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:06 pm

They never did publish "Blink" over here. :(
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Re: 2013 upcoming novels

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:49 pm

Do you want a copy Susanne. :?:
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Re: 2013 upcoming novels

Postby Catch-up » Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:20 pm

I would love one! I've been trying to be patient, but I don't think it's coming out here. My back up plan is to hope that I can pick one up at the con in Manchester.
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Re: 2013 upcoming novels

Postby Slantaholic » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:37 am

What does Blink involve?
Can someone show me a contents page of both Blink and Slip of the Keyboard?
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Re: 2013 upcoming novels

Postby Molokov » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:49 am

Blink of the Screen is a collected set of Terry's short fiction - there is a lot of overlap with "Once More with Footnotes" but it also contains a few items not in "Once", and none of the non-fiction from "Once".

The Amazon.co.uk "Look Inside" feature has the table of contents available: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blink-Screen-Co ... 0552163333

Slip of the Keyboard's publication has been delayed until later in 2014, probably due to Raising Steam filling that slot.
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