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 Devices A Discworld short story By Terry Pratchett Copyright (c) Terry Pratchett It was a Thursday afternoon. The col . A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices. A Discworld short story By Terry Pratchett . Mr Pessimal does point out that Braseneck is attracting students.

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It’s the only reasonable explanation. Discworld 1 – 10 of 41 books. Available in A Blink of the Screen. Lord Vetinari has sent over an inspector to find out what the Wizards at Unseen University actually do. This story is heavily dialogue driven. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Reading this felt like visiting a dear friend, who had sadly departed and whom I didn’t think I’d get to enjoy the company of again. The story describes the reaction of the wizards of the Unseen University to a proposal from the Patrician to introduce regulation of university education.

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Alas, Rincewind was nowhere to be found, nor was he even mentioned. I’ve read all the Discworld and most of the Science of the Discworld.

Aug 03, Jenna rated it liked it Shelves: From this short story you get a sense that maybe Terry Pratchett was involved quite deeply in the Academic world because the wizards attitudes seem so accurate. Mildly interesting comment on bureaucracy. I have always been overly fond of the wizards, especially Ridcully, so it was lovely to have an insight to more of their “academic” ways.


Jan 20, Shane Harcombe rated it liked it. We often see the wizards in some sort of action or tense drama situation. Modernize the Unseen University, you say? Aug 07, Colldgiate Davies rated it really liked it Shelves: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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They seem a glove fit for old British academia. An author Terry Pratchett is suspected to have read is the master humorist and writer of farces, Tom Sharpe. The professors pondered the inadvisability of answering any of Ponder Stibbons’s questions definitively, and then, when all the biscuits were gone, looked down at the empty plates with a sense of replete defeat.

Trivia About A Collegiate Cast Jul 30, Sandro rated it it was ok Shelves: It was basically a meeting of the Wizards of Unseen University in which they discuss an inspection report for their university.

Member feedback about Unseen Academicals: Very revilish and Modernize the Unseen University, you say? Want to Read saving….

All the while, enjoying big dinners and relatively lazy days. His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet Peopleappeared in from the publisher Colin Tetry.

Short Story:A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices – Discworld & Terry Pratchett Wiki

This being Pratchett it is full of in jokes and asides. Well, resorting to ‘definition-by-hubbub’, it’s a thaumaturgical response to the diothumic threat of school inspections on life terms of professorship, deanship and chairship, and of obviating the need to answer such questions as: The wizards would argue castting, though they don’t do much. Member feedback about Discworld: Sir Terry Pratchett passed away on 12th March Jul 05, Deviliah rated it liked it.


Spanning the author’s entire career, the collection contains almost all of his short fiction, whether or not set in the Discworld. Most of them several times. And those professors holding indeterminate chairs? It references the government inspector A. This article about a fantasy short story is a stub.

If they run into any problems, my door is always metaphorically open. Since then it has been reprinted twice as part of the Discworld canon: The series has be Humour lacking but still interesting.

Short Story:A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices

Co,legiate the man Terry Pratchett was insufficiently educated to produce such brilliant witty novels. It’s a masterclass in writing really, because every wizard has a distinct personality and speech pattern. Works by Terry Pratchett.

A nicely written short story based on a staff meeting at Unseen University. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.