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Thief of Time

(2001)
(Book 26 in the Discworld series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel (nominee)
It was only a matter of time before Terry Pratchett would win the minds and hearts of America. Already a worldwide sensation and Great Britain's indisputable number one author, this intellectually audacious and effortlessly hilarious writer sold more hardcover books in the United Kingdom during the previous decade than any other living novelist. His novels have reigned supreme on English bestseller lists since before the Iron Lady left Downing Street, and though some things have changed since then, Pratchett, thankfully, continues to pen insightfully irreverent tales set in a world a lot like our own -- only different.

Celebrated as one of the keenest practitioners of satire and parody at work today -- alongside Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen -- Terry Pratchett commands a loyal and ever-increasing number of readers and appreciative critics from coast to coast in our own country. As he skewers all aspects of modern life -- and especially our sacred cows -- Pratchett makes us laugh and challenges us to think. And he's at his sharpest, most uproarious best in Thief of Time.

Everybody wants more time, which is why on Discworld its management is entrusted to the experts: the venerable Monks of History, who store it and pump it from where it's wasted, like underwater (after all, how much time does a codfish really need?) to places like cities, where harried citizens are forever lamenting, "Oh where does the time go?"

And while everyone always talks about slowing down, one clever soul is about to stop. Stop time, that is. For good. Going against everything known (and the nine tenths of everything that remains unknown), a young horologist has been commissioned to build the world's first truly accurate clock. It falls to History Monk Lu-Tze and his apprentice Lobsang Ludd to find the timepiece and stop it before it starts. For if the Perfect Clock starts ticking, Time -- as we know it -- will stop. And then the trouble will really begin.

A superb send-up of science and philosophy, religion and death (after all, isn't that where time stops, for most of us, anyway?), and a host of other timely topics, Thief of Time provides the perfect opportunity to kick back and unwind. So don't put off till tomorrow what you could do today. Read Thief of Time. Right this minute. Because tomorrow may not come. (You'll have to read the book to find out why. This is a Terry Pratchett novel, after all.)

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Genre: Fantasy
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Hardback Editions

October 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Thief Of Time: (Discworld Novel 26)
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-85752-503-4 / 978-0-85752-503-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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May 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Thief of Time
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 1-4352-7476-8 / 978-1-4352-7476-1 (USA edition)
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May 2002 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Thief of Time (Discworld)
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-613-57287-4 / 978-0-613-57287-3 (USA edition)
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December 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: Thief of Time (Charnwood Library)
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-7089-9403-2 / 978-0-7089-9403-0 (UK edition)
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January 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Thief of Time
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April 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Thief of Time
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-06-019956-3 / 978-0-06-019956-2 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

July 2014 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Thief of Time: A Novel of Discworld
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-06-230739-8 / 978-0-06-230739-2 (USA edition)
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October 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Thief Of Time: (Discworld Novel 26) (Discworld Novels)
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-552-16764-9 / 978-0-552-16764-2 (UK edition)
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August 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Thief Of Time: (Discworld Novel 26) (Discworld Novels)
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-552-15426-1 / 978-0-552-15426-0 (UK edition)
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April 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Thief of Time: A Discworld Novel
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-552-14840-7 / 978-0-552-14840-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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April 2002 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Thief of Time (Discworld)
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-06-103132-1 / 978-0-06-103132-8 (USA edition)
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Audio Editions

November 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Thief of Time: Discworld, Book 26
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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December 2008 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Thief Of Time: (Discworld Novel 26) (Discworld Novels)
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-552-15427-X / 978-0-552-15427-7 (UK edition)
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January 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Thief of Time: Discworld, Book 26
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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January 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Thief of Time: Discworld, Book 26
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February 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Thief of Time: Discworld, Book 26
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
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February 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Thief of Time: Discworld, Book 26
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October 2002 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Thief of Time: A Discworld Novel
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Phoenix Books
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October 2002 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Thief of Time: A Discworld Novel
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June 2001 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Thief of Time (Isis)
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-7531-1164-0 / 978-0-7531-1164-2 (UK edition)
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December 2001 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Theif In Time
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-7531-1207-8 / 978-0-7531-1207-6 (UK edition)
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April 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Thief of Time (Discworld)
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 1-57453-431-9 / 978-1-57453-431-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audio Literature
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April 2001 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Thief Of Time (Discworld Novels)
Author(s): Sir Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-552-14841-5 / 978-0-552-14841-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Audio
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Kindle Editions

January 2010 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Thief Of Time: (Discworld Novel 26) (Discworld series)
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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October 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Thief of Time: A Novel of Discworld
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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