Terry Pratchett

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Terry Pratchett

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

March 12, 2015



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

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.

There are over 40 books in the Discworld series, of which four 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 collaboration with Neil Gaiman, has been a longtime bests

Terry Pratchett isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but he does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from his feed.

We’re excited to announce that the Discworld Collector’s Library will continue!

By popular demand, this collection of beautiful but affordable hardback editions, currently available up to Jingo, will now expand to include all the adult Discworld novels. The first four new additions – The Last Continent, Carpe Jugulum, The Fifth Elephant and The Truth – are coming to a shelf near you in time for...

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Good Omens: The Nice and Ac...

4.25 avg rating — 303,954 ratings — published 1990 — 114 editions
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The Color of Magic (Discwor...

3.96 avg rating — 208,993 ratings — published 1983 — 148 editions
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Mort (Discworld, #4; Death,...

4.21 avg rating — 131,814 ratings — published 1987 — 118 editions
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Guards! Guards! (Discworld,...

4.31 avg rating — 111,129 ratings — published 1989 — 95 editions
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Equal Rites (Discworld, #3;...

3.99 avg rating — 95,925 ratings — published 1987 — 112 editions
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Going Postal (Discworld, #3...

4.35 avg rating — 77,877 ratings — published 2004 — 62 editions
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Night Watch (Discworld, #29...

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Small Gods (Discworld, #13)

4.27 avg rating — 77,247 ratings — published 1992 — 79 editions
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The Light Fantastic (Discwo...

3.93 avg rating — 82,965 ratings — published 1986 — 117 editions
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The Wee Free Men (Discworld...

4.25 avg rating — 67,585 ratings — published 2003 — 93 editions
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More books by Terry Pratchett…
The Color of Magic The Light Fantastic Sourcery Eric Interesting Times The Last Continent The Last Hero
Discworld - Rincewind series (8 books)
3.95 avg rating — 521,382 ratings

Guards! Guards! Men at Arms Feet of Clay Jingo The Fifth Elephant Night Watch Thud!
Discworld - Ankh-Morpork City Watch (8 books)
4.29 avg rating — 464,704 ratings

Equal Rites Wyrd Sisters Witches Abroad Lords and Ladies Maskerade Carpe Jugulum
Discworld - Witches Series (6 books)
4.08 avg rating — 340,869 ratings

Moving Pictures The Truth Monstrous Regiment Going Postal Making Money Raising Steam
Discworld - Industrial Revolution (6 books)
4.18 avg rating — 274,869 ratings

The Wee Free Men A Hat Full of Sky Wintersmith I Shall Wear Midnight The Shepherd's Crown
Discworld - Tiffany Aching (5 books)
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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



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