Raising Steam: A Discworld Novel

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2014 - FICTION - 365 pages
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Steam is rising over Discworld, driven by Mister Simnel, the man with a flat cap and a sliding rule. He has produced a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all of theelements--earth, air, fire, and water--and it's soondrawing astonished crowds.
To the consternation of Ankh-Morpork's formidable Patrician, Lord Vetinari, no one is in charge of this new invention. This needs to be rectified, and who better than the man he has already appointed master of the Post Office, the Mint, and the Royal Bank: Moist von Lipwig. Moist is not a man who enjoys hard work--unless it is dependent on words, which are not very heavy and don't always need greasing. He does enjoy being alive, however, which makes a new job offer from Vetinari hard to refuse.
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 from going off the rails . . .

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User Review  - Xleptodactylous - LibraryThing

Moist von Lipwig is once again set upon by the seemingly omniscient Vetinari to be the lovable face of the new Railway service, devised by a young lad with a flat cap and a sliding rule and funded by ... Read full review

Good ending to terrific series

User Review  - mq1984 - Tesco

It took a little while to get into it but was very enjoyable and worthwhile nonetheless. Not as fast paced as the early books. Lots of favourite characters. A mix of Thud and Going Postal - Moist has a starring role and Vimes has a good chunk of the action too. Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the globally bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Color of Magic, was published in 1983. Raising Steam is his fortieth Discworld novel. His books have been widely adapted for stage and screen; he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, and was awarded a knighthood for services to literature. After falling out with his keyboard, he now talks to his computer. Occasionally, these days, it answers back.


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