Unseen Academicals (book)

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Unseen Academicals
AuthorTerry Pratchett
Audio read byTony Robinson (Corgi)
Stephen Briggs (Isis)
Colin Morgan (Penguin)
Cover artistPaul Kidby
Release number
Published in English
Preceded byMaking Money 
Followed byI Shall Wear Midnight 

Unseen Academicals is the thirty-seventh Discworld novel, and the last to star the wizards of Unseen University. It introduces “foot-the-ball” to the Disc (though there are hints it already existed as a game, if not an organised competition), and several new supporting characters, though it is notable for being a wizards book in which neither Death nor Rincewind play a major role. It also introduces rival university Brazeneck College, to whom the former Dean of UU defects.


Podcast episodes

Major appearances

These are episodes primarily devoted to discussing this book.

Date Show Episode External link
2010-03-05 PodCastle[1] “PodCastle Review 1: Unseen Academicals” podcastle.org
2020-10-28 Radio Morpork “Balon D’Orc” radiomorpork.wordpress.com
2021-04-04 Unseen Academicals “Unseen Academicals” anchor.fm
2021-05-09 Desert Island Discworld “Dave Powell and Unseen Academicals” desertislanddiscworld.com
2021-09-15 The Death of Podcasts “Unseen Academicals” aalgar.com
2022-03-28 Wyrd Sisters “Unseen Academicals” wyrdsisters.podbean.com
2023-02-28 The Compleat Discography “Unseen Academicals”[2] compleatdiscography.page
2024-03-04 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret “Reticule! in the Boudoir” (1/3) thetruthshallmakeyefret.com
2024-03-11 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret “Mass Pie Experience” (2/3) thetruthshallmakeyefret.com
2024-03-18 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret “Progressive Sleaze” (3/3) thetruthshallmakeyefret.com

Other appearances

To be added.

External links


  1. PodCastle is a fantasy fiction podcast from Escape Artists, who also make EscapePod (their first, sci-fi-themed show) and PseudoPod (for horror fiction). This was the first of only three or four book review episodes. Also of note: Pratchett podcast guest Dr Kat Day works as a producer on PseudoPod.
  2. Features guest Rob Wilkins