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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If they run into any problems, my door is always metaphorically open. Hear hear fellows, you may be a disgrace to your profession, but For all that there were no actual “devilish devices” in this short story, Pratchett managed to keep things entertaining as he soundly mocks the academic establishment through the absolutely backwards and inept wizards of Unseen Devives “faculty.

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I always loved the wizards from Discworld. Cute short story worth a chuckle. Views Read Edit View history. Pessimal kf, who goes on to have a significant role in Thud! Something of a rant from Pratchett, apparently he wasn’t very happy with the government or something. Funny story regarding education.

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Hat full of sky tip to Courtney for the rec. Aug 04, Sam Quixote rated it it was amazing.

Very funny, for such a short tale, magic against management and the truth that some things cannot and should not be measured. It was the humor that drew you in and left you wanting more. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


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Discworld Ankh-Morpork Other dimensions. And those professors holding indeterminate chairs? Anyway, back to this short story.

Short Story:A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices

Available in A Blink of the Screen. Mar 14, Sandra rated it really liked it. Well, resorting to vasting, 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 discuss what they actually do. Other books in the series.

Fictional magic schools Revolvy Brain revolvybrain. Chairing the meeting, Archchancellor Mustrum Ridcully is faced with a list of queries from collegiafe recently appointed Inspector of Universities, Mr A.

Hear hear fellows, you may be a disgrace to your profession, but you never cease to entertain! Mar 13, Janice rated it it was amazing Shelves: Member feedback about Castinv University: 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, Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter.

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A nicely written short story based on a staff meeting at Unseen University. Trivia About A Collegiate Cast Jul 05, Jaimie rated it liked it. But since our gracious ruler Lord Vetinari is so keen on the idea, there’s no reason we can’t form a committee to collrgiate the idea thoroughly and extensively. A Blink of the Screen is a short fiction anthology by Terry Pratchett. Personal tools Create account Log in. Forty-one Discworld novels have been published. I also feel like by the time we had ‘ Raising Steam ‘ and ‘ The Shepherd’s Crown ‘ the Discworld had changed and been so refined it had become something it wasn’t.

I want to read it! Discworld short stories Works originally published in Times Higher Education short stories Fantasy short stories Fantasy short story stubs. Oct 10, Lance Schonberg rated it really liked it Shelves: An amusing vignette from the common room at Unseen University as the academics contemplate an inspection – their first it seems – and ruminate as to the purpose of academe.

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