That golem costume is *surprisingly* mobile.
I too, love this one, and have some of the same complaints as Mark. I think we'll talk more about Reacher Gilt tomorrow. And probably Adora Belle.
Edit: download link seems to be missing?
Also, the details are nice. Moist is forging "Cabbage Bonds".
All the characters are seriously weird. Like Carrot from that one scene we see just seems sort of bumbling and awkward (no charisma or power), Angua is not only a watch veteran in this, but also looks like they combined her wtih Nobby Nobbs and if I have to talk about their treatment of Lady Sybil again, I'll just start screaming and never stop.
I assumed it was one absurdly long elipsis, actually. Which, in hindsight, is probably wrong.
You know what this means? We can now estimate the power output of orogeny!
Assuming that the moon is vaguely similar to our own, at least in Mass and initial orbit, plus the planet's gravity, and for a very vague estimate of the eccentricity of the eliptical orbit based on how long an orbit seems to take, we can calculate the required delta vee for the initial push!
I really need to get home and fire up matlab. This is the best chapter.
Hm. From the comments, it seems like this book contains lovely insects with interesting chemical defences, which is, like, all the way my *thing*. Maybe I should have bought it.
Audience surrogate, I presume. He's going to be the fresh-faced newbie from out of town who needs to have this weird city and watch policy explained to him by his two cynical jaded mentors Angua and Vimes.
Not sure if someone has mentioned this yet:
In this adaptation, Cheery (on the very left up there, with the apron) is not a dwarf. They are a non-binary human raised by dwarves. Yes, Carrot's backstory.
Carrot, presumably, isn't dwarvish either. He's just a human from the country. Also, Angua is training him, not the other way around.
I never said I assumed it was Earth. But the planet this is on quite likely has a sun, or it would be dark. Stars are especially mentioned and other planets aren't that very noticeable. So it had to be a moon.
But if it is a book about the world ending, it is also a book about people losing the world they are accustomed to. Which is a world we never get to see. Which, at least to me, means that there is no impact to the loss.