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El quinto elefante (Mundodisco 24)

by Terry Pratchett

Está resultando ser uno de esos días... uno de esos que le tocan a uno cada día.Sam Vimes es un hombre perseguido.Ayer era duque, policía y el embajador más inconcebible de la historia de Ankh-Morpork enviado en misión diplomática a Uberwald, un país misterioso donde las minorías son mayoría y abundan las materias primas con cierto sabor rancio.Hoy únicamente cuenta con su astucia innata y unos pantalones prestados, sobre los que es mejor no preguntar. Hace frío. Nieva. Y si no logra cruzar el bosque a tiempo se desatará una guerra abominable.Pero unos monstruos le siguen la pista. Son listos. Son rápidos. Son hombres lobo y están a punto de alcanzarlo. A Sam Vimes apenas le quedan tiempo, ni suerte ni resuello.La ecléctica tropa de la Guardia de la Ciudad, licántropos con ansias de poder pero temerosos de la palabra «baño», vampiros con síndrome de abstinencia, enanos en vías de modernización, las complejidades de la diplomacia internacional y el fantasma de un motín y de una guerra hacen de El Quinto Elefante, la novela número 24 del Mundodisco, uno de los libros más divertidos y esperados de la serie. Y no deja de ser cierto porque lo hayamos dicho veintitrés veces antes.«Un narrador brillante con un sentido del humor contagioso que te atrapa.»Mail on Sunday

Raising Steam (Discworld #40)

by Terry Pratchett

The new Discworld novel, the 40th in the series, sees the Disc's first train come steaming into town. Change is afoot in Ankh-Morpork. Discworld's first steam engine has arrived, and once again Moist von Lipwig finds himself with a new and challenging job.

Reaper Man (Discworld #11)

by Terry Pratchett

They say there are only two things you can count on ...But that was before DEATH started pondering the existential. Of course, the last thing anyone needs is a squeamish Grim Reaper and soon his Discworld bosses have sent him off with best wishes and a well-earned gold watch. Now DEATH is having the time of his life, finding greener pastures where he can put his scythe to a whole new use.But like every cutback in an important public service, DEATH's demise soon leads to chaos and unrest -- literally, for those whose time was supposed to be up, like Windle Poons. The oldest geezer in the entire faculty of Unseen University -- home of magic, wizardry, and big dinners -- Windle was looking forward to a wonderful afterlife, not this boring been-there-done-that routine. To get the fresh start he deserves, Windle and the rest of Ankh-Morpork's undead and underemployed set off to find DEATH and save the world for the living (and everybody else, of course).

Rechicero (Mundodisco 5)

by Terry Pratchett

Atado a un asiento de avión en un vuelo más allá del infierno. Atrapado en las profundidades de la peor pesadilla de un escritor. Simplemente, estás en manos de Stephen King: te dejará tieso con un extraordinario doblete de novelas, que garantizan el paro cardíaco a... las dos después de medianoche.

Regimiento monstruoso (Mundodisco 31)

by Terry Pratchett

«La próxima vez que un gobierno llame a sus hijos (e hijas) a luchar en una guerra por la gloria de su país, es muy posible que recordar este curioso e incisivo libro salve algunas vidas.» Daily Express

Ritos iguales (Mundodisco 3)

by Terry Pratchett

Un mago moribundo cede su bastón -y por tanto su poder- a Eskarina, un recién nacido que, según los rituales admitidos, no puede ser mago sino bruja. Con el tiempo, el rito de iniciación se completa con un aprendizaje más formal en la Universidad Invisible, inefable centro de estudios esotéricos, donde el mago Simón hace gala de sus increíbles poderes. Juntos, Eskarina y Simón tendrán que hacer frente a una invasión de extrañas criaturas que amenazan con destruir Mundo Disco... En esta nueva novela de la serie, las aventuras y peripecias de los personajes se multiplican a la par que las carcajadas del lector.

Ronda de noche (Mundodisco 29)

by Terry Pratchett

«Ronda de noche trasciende el género de la literatura fantástica gracias a su ironía y unos personajes que rehúyen cualquier estereotipo.»The New York Times

The Science of Discworld

by Terry Pratchett Ian Stewart Jack Cohen

Not just another science book and not just another Discworld novella, The Science of Discworld is a creative, mind-bending mash-up of fiction and fact, that offers a wizard's-eye view of our world that will forever change how you look at the universe.Can Unseen University's eccentric wizards and orangutan Librarian possibly shed any useful light on hard, rational Earthly science? In the course of an exciting experiment, the wizards of Discworld have accidentally created a new universe. Within this universe is a planet that they name Roundworld. Roundworld is, of course, Earth, and the universe is our own. As the wizards watch their creation grow, Terry Pratchett and acclaimed science writers Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen use Discworld to examine science from the outside. Interwoven with the Pratchett's original story are entertaining, enlightening chapters which explain key scientific principles such as the Big Bang theory and the evolution of life on earth, as well as great moments in the history of science.

El segador (Pirómides 11)

by Terry Pratchett

Lo que lleva al tipo de caos que siempre se produce cuando un servicio público es retirado. Mientras tanto, en una pequeña granja lejos, muy lejos, un oscuro y alto extranjero está demostrando ser realmente habilidoso manejando la hoz. Hay una cosecha que recoger...

The Shepherd's Crown

by Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett's final Discworld novel, and the fifth to feature the witch Tiffany Aching.A SHIVERING OF WORLDSDeep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength.This is a time of endings and beginnings, old friends and new, a blurring of edges and a shifting of power. Now Tiffany stands between the light and the dark, the good and the bad.As the fairy horde prepares for invasion, Tiffany must summon all the witches to stand with her. To protect the land. Her land.There will be a reckoning. . . .THE FINAL DISCWORLD® NOVEL

A Slip of the Keyboard

by Terry Pratchett Neil Gaiman

A collection of essays and other non fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the whole of his writing career from his early years to the present day. Terry Pratchett has earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series -- but in recent years he has become equally well-known and respected as an outspoken campaigner for causes including Alzheimer's research and animal rights. A Slip of the Keyboard brings together for the first time the finest examples of Pratchett's non fiction writing, both serious and surreal: from musings on mushrooms to what it means to be a writer (and why banana daiquiris are so important); from memories of Granny Pratchett to speculation about Gandalf's love life, and passionate defences of the causes dear to him. With all the humour and humanity that have made his novels so enduringly popular, this collection brings Pratchett out from behind the scenes of the Discworld to speak for himself -- man and boy, bibliophile and computer geek, champion of hats, orangutans and Dignity in Dying. Snuff was the bestselling adult hardcover novel of 2011. A Blink of the Screen, Terry's short fiction collection, was also one of the bestselling hardcovers of 2012.From the Hardcover edition.

Small Gods (Discworld #13)

by Terry Pratchett

Lost in the chill deeps of space between the galaxies, it sails on forever, a flat, circular world carried on the back of a giant turtle-- Discworld --a land where the unexpected can be expected. Where the strangest things happen to the nicest people. Like Brutha, a simple lad who only wants to tend his melon patch. Until one day he hears the voice of a god calling his name. A small god, to be sure. But bossy as Hell.

Snuff (Discworld #39)

by Terry Pratchett

For nearly three decades, Terry Pratchett has enthralled millions of fans worldwide with his irreverent, wonderfully funny satires set in the fabulously imaginative Discworld, a universe remarkably similar to our own. From sports to religion, politics to education, science to capitalism, and everything in between, Pratchett has skewered sacred cows with both laughter and wisdom, and exposed our warts, foibles, and eccentricities in a unique, entertaining, and ultimately serious way.At long last, Lady Sybil has lured her husband, Sam Vimes, on a well-deserved holiday away from the crime and grime of Ankh-Morpork. But for the commander of the City Watch, a vacation in the country is anything but relaxing. The balls, the teas, the muck--not to mention all that fresh air and birdsong--are more than a bit taxing on a cynical city-born and -bred copper.Yet a policeman will find a crime anywhere if he decides to look hard enough, and it's not long before a body is discovered, and Sam--out of his jurisdiction, out of his element, and out of bacon sandwiches (thanks to his well-meaning wife)--must rely on his instincts, guile, and street smarts to see justice done. As he sets off on the chase, though, he must remember to watch where he steps. . . . This is the countryside, after all, and the streets most definitely are not paved with gold.Hailed as the "purely funniest English writer since Wodehouse" (Washington Post Book World), with a "satirist's instinct for the absurd and a cartoonist's eye for the telling detail" (Daily Telegraph, London), Terry Pratchett offers a novel of crime, class, prejudice, and punishment that shows this master at his dazzling best.

Un sombrero de cielo (Mundodisco 32)

by Terry Pratchett

Una bruja de verdad no saldría tranquilamente de su cuerpo en cualquier momento, dejándolo vacío. Pero Tiffany, que a sus once años está a punto de convertirse en aprendiza de bruja, no se lo piensa dos veces. Sin embargo, hay un espíritu antiguo, diabólico e indestructible vagando por allí, a la espera de un cuerpo libre para invadir...Un sombrero de cielo es el encantador nuevo libro de Terry Pratchett protagonizado por Tiffany Dolorido y los pequeños hombres libres, una banda de hombrecillos azulados, pendencieros y borrachines que no escatiman esfuerzos para defender a la joven bruja. Pero esta vez ni ellos ni la Yaya Ceravieja, la bruja más poderosa del mundo, serán capaces de protegerla. Cuando llegue el momento de la verdad, Tiffany tendrá que recurrir a toda su fuerza interior para intentar salvarse a sí misma.

Soul Music (Discworld #16)

by Terry Pratchett

When her dear old Granddad -- the Grim Reaper himself -- goes missing, Susan takes over the family business. The progeny of Death's adopted daughter and his apprentice, she shows real talent for the trade. That is until a little string in her heart goes "twang." With a head full of dreams and a pocketful of lint, Imp the Bard lands in Ankh-Morpork, yearning to become a rock star. Determined to devote his life to music, the unlucky fellow soon finds that all his dreams are coming true. Well almost. In this finger-snapping, toe-tapping tale of youth, Death, and rocks that roll, Terry Pratchett once again demonstrates the wit and genius that have propelled him to the highest echelons of parody next to Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen.

Soul Music (Mundodisco 16)

by Terry Pratchett

Hay una Muerte en la familia. Acaban de recordárselo a Susan, para su desgracia. Porque precisamente ahora la Muerte acaba de desaparecer y ella, su nieta (adoptiva), ha de encargarse del negocio familiar. Sin embargo, pese a montar el caballo blanco y empuñar laguadaña, todos parecen empeñados en querer confundirla con un hada. Y encima, también está esa Música con Rocas Dentro que se está adueñando del Mundodisco. Es nueva. Es pegadiza. Tiene ritmo y se puede bailar. Está viva...Soul Music es una historia sobre la memoria y el deseo de olvidar. Y también una historia de sexo, drogas y Música con Rocas Dentro (o, al menos, sobre una de las tres). Pero, sobre todo, es la decimosexta entrega de la serie del Mundodisco, del genial Terry Pratchett.«Hay un fenómeno en la fantasía que no se llama J.K. Rowling ni Tolkien. Se trata de Terry Pratchett. un astro del género.»El País

Soul Music: A Novel of Discworld

by Terry Pratchett

When her dear old Granddad -- the Grim Reaperhimself -- goes missing, Susan takes over the family business. The progeny of Death's adopted daughter and his apprentice, she shows real talent for the trade. That is until a little string in her heart goes "twang."With a head full of dreams and a pocketful of lint,Imp the Bard lands in Ankh-Morpork, yearning to become a rock star. Determined to devote his life to music, the unlucky fellow soon finds that all his dreams are coming true. Well almost.In this finger-snapping, toe-tapping tale of youth,Death, and rocks that roll, Terry Pratchett once again demonstrates the wit and genius that have propelled him to the highest echelons of parody next to Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen.

Sourcery (Discworld #5)

by Terry Pratchett

Sourcery, a hilarious mix of magic, mayhem, and Luggage, is the fifth book in Terry Pratchett's classic fantasy Discworld series.Rincewind, the legendarily inept wizard, has returned after falling off the edge of the world. And this time, he's brought the Luggage. But that's not all... Once upon a time, there was an eighth son of an eighth son who was, of course, a wizard. As if that wasn't complicated enough, said wizard then had seven sons. And then he had an eighth son -- a wizard squared (that's all the math, really). Who of course, was a source of magic -- a sourcerer.Will the sourcerer lead the wizards to dominate all of Discworld? Or can Rincewind's tiny band stave off the Apocalypse?

Thief of Time (Discworld #26)

by Terry Pratchett

Everybody wants more time, which is why on Discworld only the experts can manage it -- the venerable Monks of History who store it and pump it from where it's wasted, like underwater (how much time does a codfish really need?), to places like cities, where busy denizens lament, "Oh where does the time go?" While everyone always talks about slowing down, one young horologist is about to do the unthinkable. He's going to stop. Well, stop time that is, by building the world's first truly accurate clock. Which means esteemed History Monk Lu-Tze and his apprentice Lobsang Ludd have to put on some speed to stop the timepiece before it starts. For if the Perfect Clock starts ticking, Time -- as we know it -- will end. And then the trouble will really begin...

Thud! (Discworld #34)

by Terry Pratchett

Once, in a gods-forsaken hellhole called Koom Valley, trolls and dwarfs met in bloody combat. Centuries later, each species still views the other with simmering animosity. Lately, the influential dwarf, Grag Hamcrusher, has been fomenting unrest among Ankh-Morpork's more diminutive citizens--a volatile situation made far worse when the pint-size provocateur is discovered bashed to death . . . with a troll club lying conveniently nearby. Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch is aware of the importance of solving the Hamcrusher homicide without delay. (Vimes's second most-pressing responsibility, in fact, next to always being home at six p.m. sharp to read Where's My Cow? to Sam, Jr.) But more than one corpse is waiting for Vimes in the eerie, summoning darkness of a labyrinthine mine network being secretly excavated beneath Ankh-Morpork's streets. And the deadly puzzle is pulling him deep into the muck and mire of superstition, hatred, and fear--and perhaps all the way to Koom Valley itself.

Tiempos interesantes (Mundodisco 17)

by Terry Pratchett

Y la culpa de todo la tienen, por este orden: un panfleto revolucionario titulado "Lo que hice en mis vacaciones...", el mago Rincewind y su fiel Equipaje..., una horda de bárbaros capitaneados por un viejo héroe llamado Gengis Cohen... Y una mariposa muy especial. ¿Quizá por eso la peor maldición que se puede echar en el refinadísimo Imperio Ágata es «Ojalá vivas en tiempos interesantes»?Ésta es la historia de una revolución largamente esperada y con giros insospechados. Al fin y al cabo transcurre en el Mundodisco del genial Terry Pratchett.Más que un autor, Terry Pratchett es un fenómeno imparable... Sus novelas son como una droga, y es un placer engancharse a su mezcla única de juegos de palabras, lógica surrealista y finas dotes de observación.

La Tierra Larga (La Tierra Larga 1)

by Terry Pratchett Stephen Baxter

La Tierra Larga es la primera obra en la que colaboran Terry Pratchett y Stephen Baxter, dos auténticos iconos de la literatura fantástica. 1916. El soldado Percy Blakeney recibe el impacto de un obús en una trinchera francesa. Despertará envuelto por el canto de los pájaros en un entorno pacífico, donde el barro y la metralla de la guerra han desaparecido. 2015, Madison, Estados Unidos. La agente de policía Monica Jansson investiga el incendio en la casa de un extravagante científico que ha desaparecido sin dejar rastro. Algunos lo tildan de loco, otros lo consideran muy peligroso. Entre los escombros, Monica descubre un curioso mecanismo compuesto de una caja, unos cables# y una patata. Se trata del prototipo de un invento que cambiará para siempre nuestra manera de ver el mundo. La Tierra Larga es la fascinante y divertidísima historia de un viaje de exploración hacia los confines de nuestro universo, y de un nuevo comienzo para la humanidad. Porque otros mundos nos esperan. Basta con dar un pequeño paso... La crítica ha dicho...«Una novela de ciencia ficción accesible, entretenida y reflexiva.»The Independent «La calidez y la humanidad de Pratchett se alían con la imaginación extraordinariamente fértil de Baxter.»The Guardian

Tiffany Aching 4-Book Collection

by Terry Pratchett

This collection includes all four Tiffany Aching novels in Terry Pratchett's beloved and bestselling Discworld series.The Wee Free Men: Armed with only a frying pan and her common sense, young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching must defend her home against the monsters of Fairyland. Luckily she has some very unusual help: the local Nac Mac Feegle--aka the Wee Free Men--a clan of fierce, sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men. Together they must face headless horsemen, ferocious grimhounds, terrifying dreams come true, and ultimately the sinister Queen of the Elves herself. . . .A Hat Full of Sky: Tiffany Aching is ready to begin her apprenticeship in magic. She expects spells and magic--not chores and ill-tempered nanny goats! Surely there must be more to witchcraft than this!What Tiffany doesn't know is that an insidious, disembodied creature is pursuing her. In the end, it will take all of Tiffany's inner strength to save herself ... if it can be done at all.Wintersmith: When the Spirit of Winter takes a fancy to Tiffany Aching, he wants her to stay in his gleaming, frozen world. Forever. It will take the young witch's skill and cunning, as well as help from the legendary Granny Weatherwax and the irrepressible Wee Free Men, to survive until Spring. Because if Tiffany doesn't make it to Spring--Spring won't come.I Shall Wear Midnight: As the witch of the Chalk, Tiffany Aching performs the distinctly unglamorous work of caring for the needy. But someone--or something--is inciting fear, generating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches. Tiffany must find the source of unrest and defeat the evil at its root. Aided by the tiny-but-tough Wee Free Men, Tiffany faces a dire challenge, for if she falls, the whole Chalk falls with her. . . .

Tiffany Aching Complete Collection

by Terry Pratchett

This collection includes all five Tiffany Aching novels in Terry Pratchett's beloved and bestselling Discworld series, including the final Discworld novel, The Shepherd's Crown.The Wee Free Men: Armed with only a frying pan and her common sense, young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching must defend her home against the monsters of Fairyland. Luckily she has some very unusual help: the local Nac Mac Feegle--aka the Wee Free Men.A Hat Full of Sky: Tiffany Aching is ready to begin her apprenticeship in magic. She expects spells and magic--not chores and ill-tempered nanny goats! Surely there must be more to witchcraft than this! Indeed, there is. . . .Wintersmith: When the Spirit of Winter takes a fancy to Tiffany Aching, he wants her to stay in his gleaming, frozen world. Forever. It will take the young witch's skill and cunning, as well as help from the legendary Granny Weatherwax and the irrepressible Wee Free Men, to survive until Spring.I Shall Wear Midnight: As the witch of the Chalk, Tiffany Aching performs the distinctly unglamorous work of caring for the needy. But someone--or something--is inciting fear, generating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches. Tiffany must find the source of unrest and defeat the evil at its root, for if she falls, the whole Chalk falls with her. . . .The Shepherd's Crown: Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength. This is a time of endings and beginnings, old friends and new, a blurring of edges and a shifting of power. Now Tiffany stands between the light and the dark, the good and the bad. There will be a reckoning. . . .

Truckers (Bromeliad Trilogy #1)

by Terry Pratchett

In a world whose seasons are defined by Christmas sales and Spring Fashions, hundreds of tiny nomes live in the corners and crannies of a human-run department store. They have made their homes beneath the floorboards for generations and no longer remember--or even believe in--life beyond the Store walls.<P> Until the day a small band of nomes arrives at the Store from the Outside. Led by a young nome named Masklin, the Outsiders carry a mysterious black box (called the Thing), and they deliver devastating news: In twenty-one days, the Store will be destroyed.<P> Now all the nomes must learn to work together, and they must learn to think--and to think BIG.<P> Part satire, part parable, and part adventure story par excellence, master storyteller Terry Pratchett's first entry in the engaging Bromeliad trilogy traces the nomes' flight and search for safety, a search that leads them to discover their own astonishing origins and takes them beyond their wildest dreams.

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