Unseen Academicals (book)
|Audio read by||Tony Robinson (Corgi)|
Stephen Briggs (Isis)
Colin Morgan (Penguin)
|Cover artist||Paul Kidby|
Published in English
|Preceded by||Making Money|
|Followed by||I 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.
These are episodes primarily devoted to discussing this book.
|2010-03-05||PodCastle||“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”||compleatdiscography.page|
To be added.
- 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.
- Features guest Rob Wilkins