By Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
Whilst a wizardly test is going adrift, the wizards of Unseen college locate themselves with a pocket universe on their arms: Roundworld, the place neither magic nor good judgment turns out to face an opportunity opposed to good judgment. The Universe, after all, is our personal. And Roundworld is Earth. because the wizards watch their unintentional production develop, we stick with the tale of our universe from the primal singularity of the massive Bang to the net and past. via this unique Terry Pratchett tale (with intervening chapters from Cohen and Stewart) we find how puny and insignificant person lives are opposed to a cosmic backdrop of production and catastrophe. but, mockingly, we see how the richness of a universe in keeping with principles, has resulted in a fancy international and not less than one species that attempted to get a grip of what used to be occurring.
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Kids, I’m sorry, but the truth is, a few evenings spent sleeping with strangers and tripping your brains out on peyote or some really clean blotter acid would be the best thing that could ever happen to you. Forget trying to get a job at Google or trying to raise venture funding for some startup. Go down to the Mission and score some weed. Buy yourself a bong, and fire it up. Then go think of an idea for a company. Which is all a long way of saying that the first thing I do when I get home from the Ultimate Frisbee game is go upstairs to my office, put on some Leonard Cohen and fire up a bowl of some fine reddish buds.
After the meal, Larry gets up and shows off his karate moves, which scares the shit out of the geisha girls. They all go running from the room screaming. By the time we’re done it’s five in the afternoon. From Larry’s driveway we can see out over the entire Valley. Low black clouds are massing overhead, getting ready to pour. Up here in the hills a few fat drops have started splattering down. “All those poor bastards,” Larry says, nodding toward Route 280, where the traffic is jammed up and inching along.
Obnoxious. I’m told all the time that I seem like a narcissistic egomaniac. You know what I say? I say, “Look, wouldn’t you be an egomaniac if you woke up one day and found out you were me? ” Of course the bad part of being such a mega-rich mega-famous mega-creative genius is that there are always some jerks looking to take a shot at you. In my case those jerks include the United States government, and despite everything I’ve done for the world—or maybe because of it—they are determined to put me out of business.
The Science Of Discworld (Revised Edition) by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen