Terry Pratchett

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Terry Pratchett

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

March 12, 2015




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.

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.

At least four more novels were at planning stage, assistant reveals, as his final novel, The Shepherd’s Crown, is published

Terry Pratchett was working on several new Discworld novels right up to his death in March, it has been revealed, as his 41st and final novel in the comic fantasy series is published.

At least four Discworld novels were on the drawing board, his assistant Rob Wilkins write...

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Good Omens: The Nice and Ac...
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The Color of Magic (Discwor...
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Mort (Discworld, #4; Death,...
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Guards! Guards! (Discworld,...
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Night Watch (Discworld, #29...
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Equal Rites (Discworld, #3;...
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Going Postal (Discworld, #3...
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Small Gods (Discworld, #13)
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The Light Fantastic (Discwo...
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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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