A short story by Terry Pratchett that first saw the light of day in the Times Higher Education Supplement. Since then it has been reprinted twice. A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devicesleft A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices is a Discworld short story written by Terry Pratchett. It was first. A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices A Discworld short story By Terry Pratchett Copyright (c) Terry Pratchett It was a Thursday afternoon. The col .

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Anyway, back to this short story. Sir Terry Pratchett passed away on 12th March I think he died a few books ago. Spanning the author’s entire career, the collection contains almost all of his short fiction, whether or not set in the Discworld. Trivia About A Collegiate Cast They seemed like very random scenes, sketches almost strung together into a story.

He’s possibly the main reason revices my love of reading and therefore in a roundabout way responsible for the existence of my Deathsworn Arc series: I’ve always been a huge, huge fan. Mar 04, Mary Catelli rated it really liked it Shelves: Hear hear fellows, you may be a disgrace to your profession, but you never cease to entertain!

Modernize the Unseen University, you say? Terry published Snuff in October Echoes of the red brick unis in the UK looking down their noses at uppity former polytechnics.

Short Story:A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. May 16, Andrew rated it liked it Shelves: The wizards would argue that, though they don’t do much. This being Pratchett Pessimal itself is a play on words, it is an obscure word meaning the opposite of optimal. Fictional police officers Revolvy Brain revolvybrain.


A Biographical Note” From this short story you get a sense that maybe Terry Pratchett was involved quite deeply in devillish Academic world because the wizards attitudes seem so accurate.

To castin it, click here. It was first published in the May 13th, issue of The Times Higher Education Supplementand can be found in certain editions of Snuff. Sep 21, Kaethe rated it it was amazing Shelves: It was basically a meeting of the Wizards of Unseen University in which they discuss an inspection report for their university.

British and American spellings around the world: Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Member feedback about A Blink of the Screen: Pratchett held a keen understanding of academia, as well as of politics, policing, law, assassination, and another myriad subjects that his background wouldn’t suggest he was properly educated to address. Get Ridcully, Ponder Stibbons, the Librarian ook!

A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices by Terry Pratchett

This article about a fantasy short story is a stub. Jul 30, Sandro rated it it was ok Shelves: Ohhhh the UU faculty, you may be my favourite academic satire. An amusing vignette from the common room at Unseen University as the academics contemplate an inspection – their first it seems – and ruminate as to the purpose of academe.

According to the publisher, Transworld, the “on sale” date for the hardback was October 1, although the official publication date is October 8, Recommended to everyone looking for some laughs to brighten up their day!


Member feedback about American and British English spelling differences: The ancient castinb who could never hear properly who used to go around in a Bath Chair for one. Very thoroughly and Modernize the Unseen University, you say? Style Pratchett’s Watch has been described q part of a longstanding fantasy tradition where the characters of the city watch would “rush in and die, or run away”, with Pratchett’s approach to that tradition ranging from parody in the earlier novels coplegiate “deeper satire” in the later ones.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Aug 20, Kris Hill rated it really liked it.

Nov 18, Jon rated it liked it. A nicely written ot story based on a staff meeting at Unseen University. Pessimalwho goes on to have a significant role in Thud!

A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices

Oct 10, Lance Schonberg rated it really liked it Shelves: It references the government inspector A. I read a lot of random horror and ghost stories and so forth, but Okay, I admit it.

Again, it makes me want to reread the Discworld An author Terry Pratchett is suspected to have read is the master humorist and writer of farces, Tom Sharpe.