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|描述：||216 pages ; 23 cm|
Published in Britain at the end of 1986, this and its prequel (The Colour of Magic, above) were among the top five best-selling books on the 1986 Andromeda list. Moreover, Pratchett was Andromeda's best-selling author for the same year. It was also chosen as a lead title for Doubleday's Science Fiction Book Club.