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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It reminded me of so many hilarious ‘Wizards’ scenes I’ve read over the years, that despite it’s short length, it left me smiling for a long time.

A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices by Terry Pratchett

Aug 07, Edward Davies rated it really liked it Shelves: Humour lacking but still interesting. They seemed like very random scenes, sketches almost strung together into a story.

Jul 27, Jesse rated it liked it. Mar 04, Mary Catelli rated it really liked it Shelves: Discworld 1 – 10 of 41 books. May 11, Yvensong rated it really liked it Shelves: It was first published in the May 13th, issue of The Times Higher Education Supplementand can be found in certain editions of Snuff.

Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. 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: Member feedback about Unseen Academicals: Apr 30, YouKneeK rated it liked it Shelves: The Inspector wants to know: However I almost felt they were really at their best here.


It has the wizards on it and a very well placed A E Pessoa cop and auditor extraordinary. Very funny, for such a short tale, magic against management and the truth that some things cannot and should not be measured. Some of the inf Spanning the author’s entire career, the collection contains almost all of his short fiction, whether or not set in the Discworld. 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.

Short Story:A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices

Fictional magic schools Revolvy Brain revolvybrain. Read this fun short story at: Pratchett held a keen understanding of academia, as well as of politics, policing, law, assassination, and another myriad subjects that his background wouldn’t suggest he was properly educated to address.

Terry Pratchett ‘s Discworld. Fans of the Discworld already know x answer to this question but it is fun to see how this plays out. 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. A short story from Mr P, available online only.

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. I particularly liked the snide remark about nearby Braseneck College a go getting competitor in the emerging education marketplace having recently been “just a conjuring school”.


What Stephen King’s books didn’t do, was have me laughing out loud. Since Kirby’s death inthe covers have been designed by Paul Kidby.

Jun 30, Joey Woolfardis rated it it was ok Shelves: The coat dsvices arms is: Recommended to everyone looking for some laughs to brighten up their day! An author Terry Pratchett is suspected to have read is the master humorist and writer of farces, Tom Sharpe.

Books by Terry Pratchett. Ouy character seems so indefinably, yet so accurately academic that he’s perfect for the sort ouy place UU is. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Nov 13, Lyn rated it liked it. Mar 30, Campo rated it really liked it. Discworld Ankh-Morpork Other dimensions. Very thoroughly and very extensively. For that reason I really enjoyed this. The story describes the reaction of the wizards of the Unseen University to a proposal from the Patrician to introduce regulation of university education.

According to the publisher, Transworld, the “on sale” date for the hardback was October 1, although the official publication date is October 8, The main feature of his religion is the Abominations; a long, often-updated list of banned things.

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