This page contains information about the USENET NEWSGROUP Alt.books.pratchett. Included are the original documents from which the group was created
Original Proposal and Charter
The original cmsg to alt.config including the alt.books.pratchett charter.
Survey of AFP/ alt.config
A survey was given on whether or not people would support the creation of alt.books.pratchett and whether or not they thought it would impact on alt.fan.pratchett
alt.books.pratchett posting guide
A very general original posting guide for alt.books.pratchett. Never really instituted but here for the sake of completeness.
Alt.books.pratchett is essentially a cafe compared to the pub of alt.fan.pratchett. Analysis and deconstruction of the works of Terry Pratchett is rife. Extended examinations of concepts such as good, evil and morality in the Pratchett books and characters are regular topics.
The group is of much lower traffic than alt.fan.pratchett to the point of having perhaps 5-10% of the volume of the older group.
Terry occasionally joins in the very critical discussions of his work which some posters find daunting. This ensures that most regular posts are well thought out and critical, not abusive.
If you are more interested in the books and the stories and perhaps find yourself tiring of the boundless energy of alt.fan.pratchett, alt.books.pratchett is the group for you.
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