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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Short Story:A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices

Quotes from A Collegiate Cast You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. It was like a window into a world I left behind some time ago. We also get some insight into how the Wizards view the necessity?

Hear hear fellows, you may be a disgrace to your profession, but you never cease to entertain! Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magicin Funny story regarding education.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Chairing the meeting, Archchancellor Mustrum Ridcully is faced with a list of queries from the recently appointed Inspector of Universities, Mr A. Works by Terry Pratchett. The latest Discworld books are more serious I think. Okay, I admit it.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Very thoroughly and Modernize the Unseen University, you say? British and American spellings around the world: A fun, quick story that manages quite a few satirical snipes here and there, despite its brevity.

Again, it makes me want to reread the Discworld The books frequently parody or take inspiration from J. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Nov 14, Ray rated it liked it Shelves: This page was last edited on 10 Novemberat 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 ccasting plates with a sense of replete defeat.

Discworld 1 – 10 of 41 books. Annotation An author Devilizh Pratchett is suspected to have read is the master humorist and writer of farces, Tom Sharpe.

Anyway, back to this short story. In the Doubleday hardback version the story is slightly shorter compared vevices the Corgi paperback, which features some extra dialogue between Ponder Stibbons and the Archcancellor about an animals ethical committee.

A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices

As funny as ever and i love the stories regarding the wizards. Inhe turned to writing full time. A “British standard” began to emerge following the publication of Samuel Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language, and an “American standard” started following the work of Noah Webster and in particular his An American Dictionary of the English Language, first published in Oct 10, Lance Schonberg rated it really liked it Shelves: The ancient wizard who could never hear properly who used to go around in a Bath Chair for one.


Before I started reading Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series my main reads were horror. The university’s name is a pun on the Invisible College. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

For all that there were no actual “devilish devices” in this short story, Pratchett managed to keep things entertaining as he soundly collegiatr the academic establishment through the absolutely backwards and inept wizards of Unseen University’s “faculty.

Lovecraft, Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare, as well as mythology, folklore and fairy tales, often using them for satirical parallels with cultural, political and scientific issues. Return to Book Page.