Terry Pratchett

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Terry Pratchett


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

Died
March 12, 2015

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

A biography of Terry Pratchett written by his personal assistant Rob Wilkins, a graphic novel by Pratchett and a Discworld Encyclopedia were among the new publishing revealed at a memorial to celebrate the late author last night (14th April).


At a ceremony in Barbican Theatre attended by more than 1,000 people to honour Sir Terry, who died after battling Alzheimer’s in March last year, Wilkins a...

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Good Omens: The Nice and Ac...

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4.26 avg rating — 278,759 ratings — published 1990 — 105 editions
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The Color of Magic (Discwor...

3.95 avg rating — 189,266 ratings — published 1983 — 141 editions
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Mort (Discworld, #4; Death,...

4.19 avg rating — 118,702 ratings — published 1987 — 105 editions
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Guards! Guards! (Discworld,...

4.30 avg rating — 100,653 ratings — published 1989 — 90 editions
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Equal Rites (Discworld, #3;...

3.97 avg rating — 87,408 ratings — published 1987 — 103 editions
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Going Postal (Discworld, #3...

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Night Watch (Discworld, #29...

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Small Gods (Discworld, #13)

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The Light Fantastic (Discwo...

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The Color of Magic The Light Fantastic Equal Rites Mort Sourcery Wyrd Sisters Pyramids
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Interviews

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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