By Terry Pratchett
Everybody desires extra time, that is why on Discworld in basic terms the specialists can deal with it -- the venerable clergymen of heritage who shop it and pump it from the place it is wasted, like underwater (how a lot time does a codfish really need?), to locations like towns, the place busy denizens lament, "Oh the place does the time go?"
While everybody constantly talks approximately slowing down, one younger horologist is ready to do the unthinkable. he will cease. good, cease time that's, by way of development the world's first really actual clock. this means that esteemed historical past Monk Lu-Tze and his apprentice Lobsang Ludd need to wear a few velocity to forestall the timepiece earlier than it starts off. For if the best Clock starts off ticking, Time -- as we all know it -- will finish. after which the difficulty will really begin...
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Thief of Time: A Novel of Discworld by Terry Pratchett