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    I don't think I have read that particular Pratchett! Although they do blur together for me -- I think I have read one of that series.

    I appreciate your Dweck-compliant read on the protagonist -- a growth mindset!

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      I don't think I have read that particular Pratchett!

      It's one of his rare non-Discworld pieces. The protagonist and his(?) buddies get sucked into an 1980s shoot-the-invading-extraterrestrials type video game and discover that the invaders are thinking beings not unlike themselves, in search of somewhere to go where they won't be shot at. If I remember correctly, this place turns out to be located beyond the GAME OVER screen.

      Dweck-compliant read on the protagonist

      I'm afraid I don't know what you mean by Dweck-compliant, and internet searches are bringing up too many different people with that name to be enlightening.
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        Ah, I have read at least one of the Pratchetts in that series.

        Carol Dweck is the psychologist who has popularized understandings of the growth mindset versus the fixed mindset -- http://akaptur.com/blog/2015/10/10/effective-learning-strategies-for-programmers/ may be of interest.

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          Thanks. I had heard of that research but didn't have it tagged with a name in my memory.

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