The Last Continent : A Novel of Discworld (Paperback)

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When a professor at Unseen University disappears and the schools librarian turns into an ape, a search party travels to the far reaches of Discworld to uncover the mystery and to find Ricewind, who is currently stranded on the unfinished down-under continent of Fourecks. Reissue. *Author: Pratchett, Terry *Series Title: Discworld *Subtitle: A Novel of Discworld *Publication Date: 2000/02/01 *Number of Pages: 390 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.50 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 6.75


Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780061059070
SKU 30551235
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0061059072
Release Date 2/1/2000
Dimensions (in Inches) 6.75H x 4.25L x 1.5T
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Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett's published his first story when he was only 13 years old. "The Hades Business" originally appeared in a school magazine and, two years later, it was re-published in Science Fantasy magazine, making him a professional writer at the age of 15. His first novel, THE CARPET PEOPLE, was published in 1971 and followed the adventures of a society of microscopic people living in, well, a carpet. Essentially, a children's novel in the vein of John Peterson's THE LITTLES (who, incidentally, would be giants compared to Pratchett's people) and the like, the novel paved the way for Pratchett's style of "grounded" fantasy. Many of his novels are feature fairly traditional fantasy elements in fairly traditional fantasy settings, but almost all of these settings are microcosms of the "real" world--in the case of the Discworld series, for example, all the action takes place on a flat planet that sits atop the backs of four immense elephants who, in turn, ride on the shell of an enormous turtle travelling through space. The Discworld books, which form the bulk of Pratchett's literary work and are his most well-known titles, initially began as extremely clever, and very funny, parodies of fantasy fiction and have slowly morphed into being much more. His 1989 novel, PYRAMIDS, was awarded the British Science Fiction Award and a collaboration with Neil Gaiman, GOOD OMENS, was nominated for the 1991 World Fantasy Award. A prolific author, Pratchett is a consistent best seller in England, where, according to some estimates, his fiction accounts for a little over 1% of ALL books sold in any given year.
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Annotation In this Discworld novel, Rincewind is mysteriously transported to a strange new land, and proves that the grass is not greener on the other side of the fence.
Editors Note Something is amiss at Unseen Unversity, Ankh-Morpork's most prestigious (i.e., only) institution of higher learning. A professor is missing--but a search party is on the way! A bevy of senior wizards will follow the trail wherever it leads--even to the other side of Discworld, where the Last Continent, Fourecks, is under construction. Imagine a magical land where rain is but a myth and the ordinary is strange and the past and present run side by side. experience the terror as you encounter a Mad Dwarf, the Peach Butt, and the dreaded Meat Pie Floater.Feel the passion as the denizens of the Last Continent learn what happens when rain falls and the rivers fill with water (it spoils regattas, for one thing). Thrill to the promise of next year's regatta, in remote, rustic Didjabringabeeralong. It'll be asolutely gujeroo (no worries).
Annotation 2 The wizard Rincewind does Australia (or a fantastical approximation thereof) in this entry in the long-running Discworld series. After the events of INTERESTING TIMES, the cowardly and untalented wizard Rincewind has become marooned on the continent of EcksEcksEcksEcks, a strangely dry land populated by kangaroos, sheep, lots of beer in cans, and natives who speak in a bizarre, nearly incomprehensible slang. But despite these unfamiliar circumstances, Rincewind is still doing what he does best--being blamed for things he hasn't done, being attacked by strange creatures, and running away very, very fast.
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