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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 36. Chapters: Good Omens, Mort, Small Gods, Jingo, The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, Nation, The Bromeliad, Strata, Sourcery, The Last Continent, Monstrous Regiment, Guards! Guards!, Eric, Thief of Time, Lords and Ladies, The Dark Side of the Sun, Thud!, The Truth, Interesting Times, The Light Fantastic, The Colour of Magic, Going Postal, The Fifth Elephant, Wyrd Sisters, Night Watch, Soul Music, Carpe Jugulum, Men at Arms, Hogfather, Only You Can Save Mankind, Reaper Man, Witches Abroad, Johnny and the Bomb, Pyramids, The Carpet People, Equal Rites, Johnny and the Dead, Maskerade, Moving Pictures, Snuff. Excerpt: Nation is a Terry Pratchett novel, published in the UK on September 11, 2008. It is the first non-Discworld Pratchett novel since Johnny and the Bomb (1996). Nation is in an alternate history of our world in the 1860s. The book received recognition as a Michael L. Printz Honor Book for 2009. Pratchett took his editors by surprise by writing it before the previously scheduled Tiffany Aching conclusion. He has said "I want to write this one so much I can taste it," and that he's been ready to do it for four years. Pratchett said in February 2007, "At the moment I'm just writing. If it needs to be Discworld it will be Discworld. It could be set in this world 150 years ago while still more or less being a fantasy. The codename for it is Nation." The time is 1860 (the book refers to Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species having just come out). The place is a world, strangely like ours, but different in many subtle (and not-so-subtle) ways. Scattered across the Great Southern Pelagic Ocean are chains of tiny islands. On one island, a boy named Mau has almost completed his ritual ordeal to become a man. Now he must launch the canoe he has built into the ocean and sail back to...