1 quote from A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices (Discworld #): ‘ Make ourselves attractive to students? said the Archchancellor. Mr Stibbo. 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.

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Jun 27, Frans Karlsson rated it liked it Shelves: Before I started reading Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series my main reads were horror.

In the Doubleday hardback version the story is slightly shorter compared to the Corgi paperback, which features some extra dialogue between Ponder Stibbons and the Archcancellor about an animals ethical committee. Annotation An author Terry Pratchett is suspected to have read is the master humorist and writer of farces, Tom Sharpe. As funny as ever and i casting-outt the stories regarding the wizards. It was the humor that drew you in and left you wanting more. The wizards cashing-out to know: Nothing that Monty Python hadn’t done decades earlier Modernize the Unseen University, you say?

He was no doubt a front for some other writer who had an extensive advanced education in various specialties. Most of them several times. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations.

Short Story:A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices

Personal tools Create account Log in. There are no deices topics on this book yet. The novel satirises football,[1][2] and features Mustrum Ridcully setting up an Unseen University football team, with the Librarian in goal.


A world which I’d like to revisit, but ultimately can’t. Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his deviices time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magicin It’s a masterclass in writing really, because every wizard has a distinct personality and speech pattern.

Member feedback about Unseen Academicals: This review has been castijg-out because it contains spoilers. Nov 14, Ray rated it liked it Shelves: Pratchett, you collebiate be missed. Pessimalwhich is perhaps a strong indication that the University has done something to upset him. Mar 04, Mary Catelli rated it really liked it Shelves: This being Pratchett it is full of in jokes and asides.

But since our gracious ruler Lord Vetinari is so keen on the idea, there’s no reason we can’t form a committee to study the idea thoroughly and extensively. The books frequently parody or take inspiration from J. Funny story drvices education. Located in the fictional city of Ankh-Morpork,[1][2] the UU is staffed by a faculty composed of mostly indolent and inept old wizards. Aug 20, Kris Hill rated it really liked it.

It references the government inspector A. He’s possibly the main reason for my love of reading and therefore in a roundabout way responsible for the existence of my Deathsworn Arc series: Books by Terry Pratchett. The story describes the reaction of the wizards of the Unseen University to a proposal from the Patrician to introduce regulation of university education. Mar 13, Janice rated it it was amazing Shelves: The faculty meeting has more than occasional echoes of the dismal faculty meetings Henry Wilt is forced to attend at the Fenland College of Technology, where academics prove to have much the same grasp of reality and bureaucratic doggedness as their counterparts at UU.


This article about a fantasy short story is a stub. Mar 30, Campo rated it really liked it. Open Preview See a Problem? Very thoroughly and very extensively. Oct 10, Lance Schonberg rated it really liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet Peopleappeared in from the publisher Colin Smythe. Anything regarding those bloody University Wizards will always hold my attention, if only because I don’t wish to miss any explosion.

A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices

Jan 20, Shane Harcombe rated it liked it. Real World problems in the Discworld.

I wonder if I can get a grant to research the possibility? Fictional magic schools Revolvy Brain devilisy. From this story there are some great characters missing actually. Doubleday publisher books Revolvy Brain revolvybrain. A nicely written short story based on a staff meeting at Unseen University. Humour lacking but still interesting.

A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices by Terry Pratchett

Hear hear fellows, you may be a disgrace to your profession, but you never cease to entertain! It references the government inspector A. I want to read it!