Raising Steam (Discworld #40)

Author(s): Terry Pratchett

SECONDHAND BOOKS | Fantasy

To the consternation of the patrician, Lord Vetinari, a new invention has arrived in Ankh-Morpork - a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all of the elements: earth, air, fire and water. This being Ankh-Morpork, it's soon drawing astonished crowds, some of whom caught the zeitgeist early and arrive armed with notepads and very sensible rainwear. Moist von Lipwig is not a man who enjoys hard work - as master of the Post Office, the Mint and the Royal Bank his input is, of course, vital...but largely dependent on words, which are fortunately not very heavy and don't always need greasing. However, he does enjoy being alive, which makes a new job offer from Vetinari hard to refuse...Steam is rising over Discworld, driven by Mister Simnel, the man wi' t'flat cap and sliding rule who has an interesting arrangement with the sine and cosine. Moist will have to grapple with gallons of grease, goblins, a fat controller with a history of throwing employees down the stairs and some very angry dwarfs if he's going to stop it all going off the rails...

2013. First edition, first printing. A near fine copy only marked by light age tanning to the edges of the text block. The d/w is also near fine with a short repaired tear to the top front corner.

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The new Discworld novel from Britain's number one bestselling writer sees the Disc's first train come steaming into town.

Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he is the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. Worldwide sales of his books now stand at over 75 million, and they have been translated into thirty-seven languages. www.terrypratchett.co.uk

General Fields

  • : 9780857522276
  • : Doubleday
  • : Doubleday
  • : May 2013
  • : 240mm X 156mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2013
  • : May 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Terry Pratchett
  • : 380
  • : 823.92
  • : Hardback