380 pages

English language

Published Dec. 8, 2013 by Doubleday UK.

ISBN:
978-0-85752-227-6
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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 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. …

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Pterry obviously enjoyed writing about steam engines. He does point out that they should not really exist in Discworld, but it's his universe to twist as he likes. As usual there are lots of little references to spot. Also, as usual, I'm not sure I got all the little details. It's a fun ride.

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Subjects

  • Fantasy
  • Steam Engines
  • Humour

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