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Discworld Monthly - March 2022 - Issue #289

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Issue 289

1. Editorial

Welcome to issue 289, the March 2022 issue of Discworld Monthly. The changes I made last time seemed to have worked and we had far fewer issues sending out the last issue. I've made a lot more changes behind the scenes which should make our lives easier as we progress onwards.

We're a bit late with this newsletter as both Rachel and myself have been suffering from COVID-19. We are both now on the other side but the tiredness and stuffy head have not fully gone yet.

We're just about recovered (if not back to normal) from Llamedos Holiday Camp 2022 where the attendees helped us raise an amazing 5435.41 GBP for The Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary. It was a lot of hard work but it was an event that was needed by a lot of people. We're already planning The Llamedos Scout Jamboree at Llamedos Holiday Camp 2024.

I'll set the deadline for submissions to issue 290 of Discworld Monthly to 19th April 2022.

We should take a moment to remember Terry. It's been seven years (on 12th March) since Terry took Death's hand and walked over the dark sands. Seven years and I still miss him so much. It would have been fascinating to see Terry's take on the current world situation. #GNUTerryPratchett #SpeakHisName

I would like to thank every one of you that have donated towards Discworld Monthly's upkeep. You have all been very generous and it humbles us when we receive donations. We do sometimes suffer from imposter syndrome so it's a nice confirmation.

One comment we particularly liked was:

Sorry it's taken so long to contribute, the recent absence of Discworld Monthly definitely left a gap.

We'll try our best not to be quite so absent again any time soon.

Jason


2. News

2.1 First Annual Terry Pratchett Day Announced

The first annual Terry Pratchett day will take place on 28th April (Terry's Birthday). The premiere day will be themed around the Witches series. The day will include a programme of social media activity, online games and quizzes, recipes, extracts and a virtual event run by Transworld (Terry's publishers).

We'll provide more information as we get it.


2.2 All the Little Angels

After an 18 month long process with the lawyers guarding the Pratchett estate, a group of wannabe singers have obtained one-off rights from the estate to perform their original setting of All the little Angels – as featured in Night Watch.

They will do this as a virtual choir and have created many tools (i.e. sung guide tracks) that will make it easy for people to participate, whatever their musical abilities.

liberchorum.com


2.3 Swansea Comic and Gaming Convention

Swansea Comic and Gaming Convention will be happening at Swansea Arena on the weekend of the 9th and 10th April 2022.

What has this got to do with Pratchett I hear you cry?

This is your opportunity to come and actually meet us (and others) in person.

Discworld Monthly will be in attendance at Swansea Comic and Gaming Convention as we have formally sponsored the Cosplay competition at Swansea Comic and Gaming Convention. We will be providing some of the prizes as well as the certificates for the winners.

You can find us in the Cosplay zone at the event on the Cosplay Information Desk as Jason will be one of the judges of the Cosplay Competition and I will be the compere for it.

Guests include: Nigel Planer (Hogfather, The Colour of Magic and voice of early Discworld audiobooks) and Marc Burrows will also be there with copies of his biography The Magic of Terry Pratchett alongside other amazing guests such as Jasper Fforde, Howard David Ingham and many more.

To get tickets and more information head over to SCGC website


2.4 Discworld Monthly 25 years Celebration. - Update

As Jason would have officially been writing Discworld Monthly for exactly half his life, we thought we would make a bit of a fuss.

We're still hunting for a venue. We just wish potential venues would answer their emails!

We intend on holding a bit of a celebration hopefully somewhere relatively central ie in or around Reading. It will be a ticketed event with a meal and a bit of sentimental slush thrown into the mix.

Looks like we'll be doing this in June

If you would be interested in joining us, fill in this google form to register your interest as we need to have a rough idea of how big a venue to book!

Feedback Form


2.5 Book Releases - New News and Updates

New paperbacks will be released by Penguin books over the next two years with amazing cover illustrations by Leo Nickolls.

The first titles to be released will be The Witches series of books and the stand alone Small Gods. Covers can be seen in our banner image for this issue.

The books will be released in two size formats. The smaller sized "A" format 178 x 110 x 18 mm paperbacks will be priced at 7.99GBP whilst the larger "B" format 198 x 127 x 18 mm will be more widely available and are priced at 9.99GBP

These will be released in all good bookshops on 28th April 2022.

We already have release dates for some of the other titles. Pre-order links for these will appear in our next issue.

They are as follows.

7th July - The Colour of Magic, The Light Fantastic, Sourcery, The Last Continent, Interesting Times and Unseen Academicals

27th October - Mort, Reaper Man, Soul Music, Hogfather and Thief of Time


View our affiliate links to order "Equal Rites"


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View our affiliate links to order "Carpe Jugulum"


View our affiliate links to order "Small Gods"

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The Amazing Maurice will get a minimum of 3 NEW editions this year

The Amazing Maurice - Slipcase Edition

First up will be a Discworld Collectors Library Slipcased edition currently marked down as being released on the 14th April 2022 R.R.P. 25 GBP

Next up will be the Special Edition paperback. This special edition paperback will include an exclusive look at how Terry first imagined the Amazing Maurice! Due for release on 1st September 2022 R.R.P. 7.99 GBP

Lastly The Film tie in paperback edition - The book that inspired the big-hit new film. Read before you see it! With amazing extra content, from scripts to film art.

This edition will also be released on the 1st September and will also have a R.R.P. 7.99 GBP


View our affiliate links to order "The Amazing Maurice (Slipcased Edition)"


View our affiliate links to order "The Amazing Maurice (Special Edition)"


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Bromeliad Cover - Joe McLaren

In April, we see the Bromeliad Trilogy get released in another hardback trilogy edition. As you can see in the image above the cover art has been illustrated by Joe McLaren.

We currently have the publication date as 14th April 2022.
This edition will be hardback at a R.R.P. of 16.99 GBP


View our affiliate links to order "Bromeliad Trilogy (Hardback)"


2.6 The Amazing Maurice Sky Cinema Film news.

The Amazing Maurice Film - Death

The Amazing Maurice Film have recently released this new image of Death. As you can see it's very much based on Paul Kidby's vision [which we approve of - Ed].


2.7 New AudioBooks - Update

Reminder: The first batch of new Audiobooks (after Hogfather) are due to be released on Terry's Birthday (28th April).

Penguin Audio have been busy bees over the last year as they have started recording 40 of Terry's Discworld books as audiobooks.

They will be released over the next 2 years (see schedule below) and have a variety of well known voices narrating and playing certain parts.

The first to come out on Audible (and other places) was Hogfather back on the 9th December.

Hogfather is now available worldwide (apparently - don't hold me to that!)

Sian Clifford is the narrator of the Death series of books with Peter Serafinowicz lending his voice to Death and Bill Nighy as the voice of the footnotes throughout all the books..

The Watch series, The Tiffany series and some of the stand alone books have yet to have narrators announced. As soon as we know, we'll pass on the information via our social media channels.


2.7.1 Release Schedule

Currently the schedule for releases looks like this (Don't forget some are due out at the end of April - on Terry's Birthday).

9th December 2021

28th April 2022

7th July 2022

6th October 2022

27th October 2022

23rd February 2023

27th April 2023

You can read our review [finally - Ed] later in this issue. We'd love you hear your views on this new audiobook, email us at oook@discworldmonthly.co.uk


3. Article: Greed and Gilt

Written by Susan Harvey dance.fusion@virgin.net

Having completed my umpteenth re-read of Going Postal, I watched the 4 part series (2010) introduced by Sir Terry himself. He tells of how he mucked about with the plot and appears as one of the postmen. Reacher Gilt is played deviously by the fine actor David Suchet (b.1946).

Apart from Pratchett, another of my beloved authors is the late Victorian, Anthony Trollope (1815-1882). His novel, The way we live now (1875) was also a four part adaptation, with Suchet as the big baddy, Augustus Melmotte. Suchet played both parts very differently: Gilt was slightly tongue in cheek; Melmotte was vicious, but both characteristically share being evil, renegade exploiters of other people's greed. The link between the two novels deepens because Pratchett's novel is about the resurrection of the Post Office and Trollope was involved in setting up the original British Post Office. The red post boxes were his idea, and he spent years in Ireland planning out, and pacing the routes that postmen would take.

Suchet was perfect for both Reacher Gilt and Augustus Melmotte who have strong faces: Melmotte himself was a large man, with bushy whiskers and rough thick hair, with heavy eyebrows, and a wonderful look of power about his mouth and chin. This was so strong as to redeem his face from vulgarity; but the countenance and appearance of the man were on the whole unpleasant, and, I may say, untrustworthy. He looked as though he were purse-proud and a bully. (Trollope, KL255686) Similarly Reacher Gilt is a pirate with long curly black hair, pointed beard and eyepatch and acts like one. He says I am a pirate: you cannot trust me. And yet people did trust them both. They had reputation: It was at any rate an established fact that Mr. Melmotte had made his wealth in France. He no doubt had had enormous dealings in other countries, as to which stories were told which must surely have been exaggerated. It was said that he had made a railway across Russia, that he provisioned the Southern army in the American civil war, that he had supplied Austria with arms, and had at one time bought up all the iron in England. He could make or mar any company by buying or selling stock, and could make money dear or cheap as he pleased. (Trollope KL 254883)

In both cases, people knew they were liars and swindlers, but trusted them, or at least went along with their plans, because, the dupes were also greedy. Greed is generated because we can look far into the future, and plan for future needs. We need to do this, and put aside money, time, food for the future, but it can go too far. It can become an overwhelming insecurity, destroying relationships in its path. For example, Melmotte, not only beat his daughter in an attempt to make her marry an aristocrat, but lied, forged and stole to get money and power. Sadly greed is both primitive and democratic and drives mass consumption on both round and flat worlds. In fact, both novels are about the driving force of greed and dishonesty that infiltrates commercial, political, moral, and intellectual life. Exposed as we are to political and commercial evils on a daily basis, we may forget that this dynamic is not new, but has saturated every historical era.

It has been compounded both historically in the Victorian era, and even more so now, by the growth of market-orientated thinking into aspects of life where it simply does not belong. (Sandel p.7) The Board, in both books, and in real life is made up of shareholders who do not share anything. They keep the money. They do not concern themselves with how it is generated. They insist on profit for themselves no matter the consequences for the people doing the work. It makes me very angry. It outraged Trollope. Pratchett expresses his anger in the title of his book. 'Going postal' means to become uncontrollably angry. The term is based on a series of incidents at the end of the 20th century where workers in the United States Postal Service suddenly started randomly shooting fellow employees. Trollope and Pratchett are both particularly angry with the greed, dishonesty and obfuscation that emerges when commercial and political systems interact as they have during the pandemic in Mr Johnson's government. We are surprised and shocked, but it is not a new situation. We should expect it. The system is the system.

Gilt, which sounds like guilt, clearly shows Pratchett's intent to discredit monetary manipulations, for gilt is a false, superficial form of gold, a covering, a cover-up. Gilt is guilty of ordering multiple murders, theft on a grand scale, and the destruction of people, businesses and livelihoods. He made things seem legitimate and used language, not to enlighten, but to obscure. When he espouses spending several hundred thousand dollars in a challenging, relevant and exciting systemic overhaul of our entire organization, focusing on our core competencies while maintaining full and listening co-operation with the communities we are proud to serve he is actually killing the company. He runs the Clacks company into the ground, by cutting back on spending, not repairing, and killing anyone who objects. Sir Terry loathed this kind of nonsensical speech, for it has no real meaning, it only seems to say something. Melmotte by comparison is described as not being eloquent; but the gentlemen who heard him remembered that he was the great Augustus Melmotte, that he might probably make them all rich men, and they cheered him to the echo. Clearly greed feeds or drives the followers of both men. Gilt's distortion of language, through meaningless platitudes is meant to disguise his mal intent. Yet, he commits the worst crime: he steals the truth.

While his protagonist Moist Von Lipwig also steals the truth, in his new role as Post Master he uses language to persuade and motivate people, to bring the Post Office out the glo m of nit and be of real service to people. He too is manipulating people, but inspired and visionary, von Lipwig has real affects which are ultimately more powerful than Gilt's malice. In Gilt's mouth perfectly innocent words were mugged, ravished, stripped of all true meaning and his language made a crazed assault on the meaning of meaning. Through Gilt, Pratchett attacks the way truth is distorted in contemporary official reports and mission statements, forms of thinking and expressions that comprise meaningless stupid words, from people without wisdom or intelligence or any skill beyond the ability to water the currency of expression. Von Lipwig also has a facility with language and tells an inspirational story. People believe him because it would feel right … because people wanted to believe things, because it'd make a good tale. Narratives are important because they are a code of values, built on different levels that when viewed in their entirety generate meaning. Levels link together to connect ideas and make a story that is richer and more complex than the ideological speech that Gilt spews forth. In effect, Von Lipwig generates stories: Gilt massages and manipulates words into meaninglessness. This is because ideologic thinking strips meaning back to a subset of ideas that are so exclusive, they stop representing any kind of truth. In turn, Gilt and jingoism destroys civilization at its root, through communication, through speech. Fortunately, Ankh Morpork is a tyranny, not a democracy. Lord Vetinari offers Gilt a job transforming the banking system, but Gilt cannot see the opportunities. He continues to lie and obfuscate and in his twisted thinking walks into the pit of snakes. He and Melmotte both destroy themselves. Melmotte is unable to cope with the humiliation of failure, but as Lord Vetinari says: The freedom to succeed goes hand in hand with the freedom to fail. Fundamentally both men fail because they are not good at generating commerce, they are only, monstrously good at manipulating other people's greed. They don't work at generating wealth, but the appearance of wealth. They simply manipulate the figures: what Sir Terry calls robbery by numbers; Find the Lady by Ledgers. (Pratchett p.460) A theme that is explored further in Making Money.

When reading Trollope, I often think of Ankh Morpork, which strikes me as being Victorian, as being on the edge of the Industrial Revolution and the beginning of exponential growth. Our current political fixation on artificial growth i.e. growth that ignores the bad effects and real costs to the quality of people's life, is a problem. (Heying & Weinstein, p.224) Driven by greed, Gilt rips away the dedication, enthusiasm, sense of purpose and ultimately the lives of people working on the Clacks. Dear old Moist von Lipwig fills them with enthusiasm and enhances the quality of their lives at the Post Office and then even more so when he moves onto the banks. Melmotte however, is not interested in people at all. His entire raison d'etre is to be rich and his single minded focus destructively feeds his addiction. Greed is a disastrous creed. It should belong to the past, not the present. We should save up, collect and store any excess resources so we are ready for the next pandemic, the next bad winter, the next forest fire, the next giant meteor. We don't. We don't seem to learn the line between the wisdom of keeping more than you need right now to prepare for the unknown, and the greed of consumption. It is an obsession that saturates us at the social, political and cultural level and it is very dangerous. We should be angry when greed drives commercial and political systems. We shouldn't shoot anybody, but we should be going postal.

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4. DiscTrivia

This month we have five more trivia questions, this time written by Jason (so you know who to blame).

Q1. Where does Death find "Sarah", the little match girl?

Q2. Why won't the Archchancellor have Milk in the Unseen University?

Q3. What did Albert do to two rather affronted angels who appeared at the end of the alley?

Q4. When Hex wrote +++ MELON MELON MELON +++ what error address did it give?

Q5. How does Adrian reboot HEX?

The answers can be found at the end of this issue.


5. Birthdays

Everyone has a birthday. If you know someone who would like a mention or if you would like your birthday included in the listings, send us an email the month before your birthday and we will add it to the list! Email rachel@discworldmonthly.co.uk Subject: Birthday

Happy Birthday greetings to all our readers born in March: Emma Berry, Gwendolyne Wood, Krystel Rose Hewett, Emily Witten, Mel Wallage, Damian Tonkin, Loz Green, Elaine "Granny Weatherwax" Mein, Helen Hill, Benjamin Rosher, Cat Ashton Ryan, Xander King, Graeme "The Pratchett Podcast" Sheridan, Ellen Van Leuven, Alan Webb, Vicky Parsons, Mari Fletcher, Jane Cooper, Andie Paysinger, Dennis Pelton, Peter Elliot, Per Stalby, Chris Tartellin, Rus Worden, Susanne Vanden Bosche, Bobbee Lyn Gerson, Karen Hollingsworth, Laura Smith, Sophie Marshall, Peter Kinsley and special birthday wishes to Brenda Anthony (my mum - Jason) .

We'd also like to wish an early Penblwydd Hapus (Happy Birthday) to our readers born in April: Mark Dissington, Anne Mackenzie, Dmitriy AK Ark, Marcin Jaworowicz, Jan Uzzell, Alan Jakubus-Hughes, James May, Amber "Nudge" Grundy, Amy Kingston Anderson, Mandy Penman, Howard Legg, Grace Koscielna, Sue Gill, Pamela Keenan, Sephie James, Roger Hathaway, Pam Martin, Discworld Artist Stephen Player, Hanna Stewart, Chico Kidd, Louise Richardson, Chris Petticrew, Reb at The Discworld Emporium, Michelle Stevens, Kathryn Jones, Andrew Malloy, Su Eriksson, Elizabeth Lamming, Bill Barnett and, of course, to Sir Terry Pratchett who should have been 74.


6. Readers' Letters

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* From: "Matthew Grierson" matthew.grierson@gmail.com

Good day! I hope this letter finds you well in these strange times.

I hope you'll pardon my very late inquiry, but I hope it helps to know that your newsletter has been a vital link in my research and I deeply appreciate your efforts, even now years later.

I'm trying to obtain a copy of the book written by Hodgesaargh, and one issue of your newsletter gave me vital information (I wonder idly if it's old enough, does it become "of yore") and since you are clearly more knowledgeable I thought I would inquire if by chance you had an email address for him.

I have the physical address you listed in the newsletter itself but I both worry it's out of date and (since I'm in Canada) would rather not chance the definitely slower and somewhat chancier vagaries of the postal service if an alternative exists.

So thank you in advance for the newsletter and I hope you forgive me taking your time. I promise that if we can find a way to order the book that it will bring great joy to many of my friends who are lifelong fans of Sir Terry.

Gratefully yours,

Matt Grierson

If it helps, this is the issue to which I refer - Issue #21 (January 1999 issue)

Jason replies: I'll contact Dave Hodges via Facebook and let you know if he responds.


7. Productions

We know it's been a while but we've started to see productions pop back up on the schedule (we missed one in March in the UK and a couple in Australia). But it's a sign that productions are coming back.

7.1 Current and Upcoming Productions

For more details of these current and upcoming productions visit: Pratchett Stage Productions

7.2 New and Updated Productions

These productions are new this month or have been updated. For our full list visit: Pratchett Stage Productions

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[New: UK] The Dulwich Players presents Wyrd Sisters as adapted by Stephen Briggs
Location: The Edward Alleyn Theatre, Dulwich College, SE21 7LD
Dates: 6th – 9th April 2022
Times: 8pm (Saturday matinee 3pm)
Tickets: 12 GBP (plus booking fee)
Box office: https://www.dulwichplayers.org/


8. Review: Hogfather Audiobook

Review by Jason Anthony-Rowlands

I've been listening to the new audiobook edition of Hogfather while driving around so it's been listened to in a number of relatively short sections. I am a fan of audiobooks, back in the day when I used to commute to the office I used to listen to audiobooks to avoid some of the boredom of travel.

I really like Peter Serafinowicz as the voice of Death. While he's no Christopher Lee, his voice is suitably deep and gravelly and I love his many varied attempts at HO HO HO! The same cannot be said for Sian Clifford. While I am happy when she is reading normally - when she attempts voices there is a huge variety of volume levels. So I am either blasting out Ridcully at ear bursting levels or barely able to hear some of the other characters. I know the text reads mumbled character x but actually mumbling it doesn't make it easy to understand.

Bill Nighy sounds bored half the time (though that does tend to be the way he talks) and also his audio appears to be recorded at far different volume to the main line and is a fraction of the volume of the really annoying footnote sounds.

I'm not sure what the audiobook is trying to be. Does it want to be an audio play or an audiobook? Because at the moment it is neither one or the other. Give me Stephen Briggs' version of Hogfather over this every time - the volumes are consistent and are easy to follow with no annoying jingle sounds to denote footnotes.

I hope that they settle down with the other recordings and really sort out the volume levels throughout to make it a more comfortable listening experience.

I know some people love the new audiobooks so you should definitely make up your own minds. For me I'll stick with the good old ones that work as proper audio books rather than this weird fusion of audiobook / play.


9. The End

This month's issue is brought to you by a few less mental spoons, a bit more patience and a reasonable dose of luck and determination.

The deadline for submissions to issue 290 of Discworld Monthly is 19th April 2022.


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9.5 DiscTrivia Answers

Q1. Where does Death find "Sarah", the little match girl?
A1. In the doorway of Thimble's Pipe and Tobacco Shop, Money Trap Lane. (Hogfather)

Q2. Why won't the Archchancellor have Milk in the Unseen University?
A2. He says he knows where it comes from and it's unhygienic (Hogfather)

Q3. What did Albert do to two rather affronted angels who appeared at the end of the alley?
A3. Threw snowballs at them until they went away. (Hogfather)

Q4. When Hex wrote +++ MELON MELON MELON +++ what error address did it give?
A4. Error At Address: 14, Treacle Mine Road, AnkhMorpork+++ (Hogfather)

Q5. How does Adrian reboot HEX?
A5. Adrian goes round the back and prods it with his foot. But in a technical way. (Hogfather)


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9.8 Thanks

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Thank you Terry Pratchett


9.9 The Final Word

Rachel here: We may not be perfect designers, or award winning journalists but we do our best to keep you all entertained and informed about all things Terry. We do have some ethics though. We like our news to be current, up to date and factual with a solid source. We don't like posting rumours but occasionally the source it comes from is 98 percent solid so we will tell you it's a rumour and confirm it when we have a 100 percent confirmation. Our own articles are written by us for us only. You won't find articles from other publications here unless it's a formal press release about an adaptation, book release or event or something we actually wrote for someone else unless they begged us to publish it (OK not begged but some of our lovely friends do ask us occasionally to boost something). [NB I say we are not award winning but Discworld Monthly did win Website of the Month for Issue 3 back in a different century. It would be nice to win something much more recent, or even just get acknowledged #justsaying]

Whilst you keep reading it, we'll keep on writing it because we love Terry's books just as much as you do.

Keep smiling, Keep washing those hands but most of all, Keep breathing.

We will all get to hug again!

GNU Terry Pratchett...


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Table of Contents:

1. Editorial
2. News
2.1 First Annual Terry Pratchett Day Announced
2.2 All the Little Angels
2.3 Swansea Comic and Gaming Convention
2.4 Discworld Monthly 25 years Celebration. - Update
2.5 Book Releases - New News and Updates
2.6 The Amazing Maurice Sky Cinema Film news.
2.7 New AudioBooks - Update
2.7.1 Release Schedule
3. Article: Greed and Gilt
4. DiscTrivia
5. Birthdays
6. Readers' Letters
7. Productions
7.1 Current and Upcoming Productions
7.2 New and Updated Productions
8. Review: Hogfather Audiobook
9. The End
9.1 Supporting Discworld Monthly
9.2 eBook Editions
9.3 Contact Information
9.4 Latest Book Information
9.5 DiscTrivia Answers
9.6 Subscription Information
9.7 Small Print
9.8 Thanks
9.9 The Final Word
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