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Terry Pratchett

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born
in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England, The United Kingdom
April 28, 1948

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influences
P. G. Wodehouse, G. K. Chesterton, Lloyd Alexander


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Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter. His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe. Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983. In 1987 he turned to writing full time, and has not looked back since. To date there are a total of 39 books in the Discworld series, of which four (so far) are written for children. The first of these, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal. A non-Discworld book, Good Omens, his 1990 coll...more


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Launching today on iPad.


The first update to the Discworld App for iPad featuring four new locations, new images and information to explore including the Administrative Office of the AM&SPH Railway for information on the new steam-powered train service to and from Ankh-Morpork.


Download it here for £9.99.


Society of Spotters and BashersThe Simnel Railway AcademyAM&SPH Railway





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The Color of Magic (Discwor...
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Mort (Discworld, #4)
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 81,921 ratings — published 1987 — 92 editions
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Guards! Guards! (Discworld,...
4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 74,551 ratings — published 1989 — 78 editions
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Night Watch (Discworld, #29)
4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 59,031 ratings — published 2002 — 53 editions
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Small Gods (Discworld, #13)
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 57,755 ratings — published 1992 — 68 editions
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Going Postal (Discworld, #33)
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Equal Rites (Discworld, #3)
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 63,149 ratings — published 1987 — 86 editions
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 56,197 ratings — published 1986 — 93 editions
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June 2012, Terry Pratchett
"Visit another world with just the flick of a switch! The fantasy wizard and science fiction expert team up for The Long Earth, a novel about infinite migration across worlds." ...More

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“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.”
Terry Pratchett, Diggers

“Give a man a fire and he's warm for a day, but set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life.”
Terry Pratchett, Jingo

“Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying 'End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH', the paint wouldn't even have time to dry.”
Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time

Polls

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For November, we are looking at Funny books and the Bizarro-Fiction genre. They should all provide a few lols ▬ in the literal sense ▬ which is a good change-up from October's Horror/Suspense genre.

First Grave on the Right
by Darynda Jones
First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson #1) by Darynda Jones
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  4 votes, 50.0%

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
by Douglas Adams
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1) by Douglas Adams
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  2 votes, 25.0%

The Princess Bride
by William Goldman
The Princess Bride  by William Goldman
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  1 vote, 12.5%

 
  1 vote, 12.5%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

John Dies at the End
by David Wong
John Dies at the End (John Dies at the End, #1) by David Wong
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  0 votes, 0.0%

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