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A Slip of the Keyboard by Terry Pratchett

A Slip of the Keyboard

A Slip of the Keyboard by Terry Pratchett
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Sep 01, 2015 | 336 Pages
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Praise

Praise for Terry Pratchett

“One of the world’s most delightful writers.”
    —Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
 
“Some writers simply possess the Gift. No matter what they bring out . . . it’s sure to be compulsively readable. That’s certainly the case with Terry Pratchett.”
    —Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Book World
 
“The great Terry Pratchett, whose wit is metaphysical, who creates an energetic and lively secondary world, who has a multifarious genius for strong parody . . . who deals with death with startling originality. He writes amazing sentences.”
    —A. S. Byatt, The New York Times
 
“Clever . . . insightful. . . . [Pratchett’s] wry wit is as good as gold.”
    —Lylah M. Alphonse, The Boston Globe
 
“One of the most consistently funny writers around; a master of the stealth simile, the time-delay pun, and the deflationary three-part list.”
    —Ben Aaronovitch, The Guardian (London)

“What Pratchett does is not just great, but unparalleled. In five hundred years, it won’t be the Nobel laureates who are being studied. It’s going to be this guy.”
    —Brandon Sanderson, Tor.com

Table Of Contents

Foreword by Neil Gaiman

A Scribbling Intruder

Thought Progress (1989)
Palmtop (1993)
The Choice Word (2000)
How to Be a Professional Boxer (2005)
Brewer’s Boy (1999)
Paperback Writer (2003)
Advice to Booksellers (1999)
No Worries (1998)
Conventional Wisdom (2011)
Straight from the Heart, via the Groin (2004)
Discworld Turns 21 (2004)
Kevins (1993)
Wyrd Ideas (1999)
Notes from a Successful Fantasy Author: Keep It Real (2007)
Whose Fantasy Are You? (1991) 
Why Gandalf Never Married (1985)
Roots of Fantasy (1989)
Elves Were Bastards (1992)
Let There Be Dragons (1993)
Magic Kingdoms (1999)
Cult Classic (2001)
Neil Gaiman: Amazing Master Conjuror (2002)
2001 Carnegie Medal Award Speech (2002)
Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Speech for Nation (2009)
Watching Nation (2009)
Doctor Who? (2001)
A Word About Hats (2001)

A Twit and a Dreamer

The Big Store (2002)
Roundhead Wood, Forty Green (1996)
A Star Pupil (2011)
On Granny Pratchett (2004)
Tales of Wonder and of Porn (2004)
Letter to Vector (1963)
Writer’s Choice (2004)
Introduction to Roy Lewis’s The Evolution Man (1989)
The King and I, or How the Bottom Has Dropped Out of the Wise Man Business (1970)
Honey, These Bees Had a Heart of Gold (1976)
That Sounds Fungi, It Must Be the Dawn Chorus (1976)
Introduction to The Leaky Establishment by David Langford (2001)
The Meaning of My Christmas (1997)
Alien Christmas (1987)
2001: The Vision and the Reality (2000)
The God Moment (2008)
A Genuine Absent-minded Professor (2010)
Saturdays (2011)

Days of Rage

On Excellence in Schools. Education: What It Means to You (1997)
The Orangutans Are Dying (2000)
The NHS Is Seriously Injured (2008)
I’m Slipping Away a Bit at a Time . . . and All I Can Do Is Watch It Happen (2008)
Taxworld (2009)
Point Me to Heaven When the Final Chapter Comes (2009)
The Richard Dimbleby Lecture: Shaking Hands with Death (2010)
At Last We Have Real Compassion in Assisted-Dying Guidelines (2010)
Assisted Dying: It’s Time the Government Gave Us the Right to End Our Lives (2011)
Death Knocked and We Let Him In (2011)
A Week in the Death of Terry Pratchett (2011)

And Finally . . .

Terry Pratchett’s Wild Unattached Footnotes to Life (1990)

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