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Raising Steam

(2013)
(Book 40 in the Discworld series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Prometheus Award Best Book (nominee)
‘I could tell which of my fellow tube passengers had downloaded it to their e-readers by the bouts of spontaneous laughter’ Ben Aaronovitch, Guardian

The Discworld is very much like our own – if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . .

Change is in the air for Moist von Lipwig, swindler, con-man, and (naturally) head of the Royal Bank and Post Office.

A steaming, clanging new invention – a steam locomotive named Iron Girder, to be precise – is drawing astonished crowds. Suddenly it’s a matter of national importance that the trains run on time.

Moist does not enjoy hard work. His input at the bank and post office consists mainly of words, which are not that heavy. Or greasy. And it certainly doesn’t involve rickety bridges, runaway cheeses or a fat controller with knuckledusters.

What Moist does enjoy is being alive, which may not be a perk of running the new railway. Because, of course, some people have OBJECTIONS, and they’ll go to extremes to stop locomotion in its tracks.
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The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Raising Steam is the third and final book in the Moist von Lipwig series.

Genre: Fantasy

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November 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Raising Steam: (Discworld novel 40) (Discworld Novels)
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-85752-650-2 / 978-0-85752-650-2 (UK edition)
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December 2014 : UK Hardback
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March 2014 : USA Hardback
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November 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Raising Steam: (Discworld novel 40) (Discworld Novels)
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May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Raising Steam: (Discworld novel 40) (Discworld Novels)
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October 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Raising Steam (Discworld)
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October 2014 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Raising Steam: (Discworld novel 40) (Discworld Novels)
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March 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Raising Steam (Discworld)
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ISBN: 0-8041-6453-3 / 978-0-8041-6453-5 (USA edition)
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March 2014 : USA Audio edition
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November 2013 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Raising Steam: (Discworld novel 40) (Discworld Novels)
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ISBN: 1-84657-394-7 / 978-1-84657-394-1 (UK edition)
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Title: Raising Steam: Discworld, Book 40
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November 2013 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Raising Steam: (Discworld novel 40) (Discworld series)
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