Terry Pratchett

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Terry Pratchett

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

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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


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

Suzanne Bridson, an editor atTerry Pratchett‘s publishers, shares a few Roundworld inspirations for his mostrecent Discworld novel,Raising Steam.


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Anyone who has ever read a Discworld novel knows that despite being flat, and travelling through space on the back of a giant turtle (and being inhabited by dwarfs and trolls) Terry Pratchett’s world is in many ways a mirror image of our own. Sometime...

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Good Omens: The Nice and Ac...
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 207,718 ratings — published 1990 — 88 editions
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The Color of Magic (Discwor...
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 141,546 ratings — published 1983 — 120 editions
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Mort (Discworld, #4)
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 81,652 ratings — published 1987 — 92 editions
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Guards! Guards! (Discworld,...
4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 74,402 ratings — published 1989 — 78 editions
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Night Watch (Discworld, #29)
4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 58,931 ratings — published 2002 — 53 editions
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Small Gods (Discworld, #13)
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 57,680 ratings — published 1992 — 68 editions
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Going Postal (Discworld, #33)
4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 55,377 ratings — published 2004 — 53 editions
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Equal Rites (Discworld, #3)
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 62,998 ratings — published 1987 — 86 editions
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The Light Fantastic (Discwo...
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 56,097 ratings — published 1986 — 93 editions
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 46,690 ratings — published 2003 — 73 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

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I didn't feel right calling a winner for the December Fantasy selection with only a 1 vote lead out of 8 votes cast (although that is a 12 point lead in the polls). So, Its time for a run-off. Make your selection between now and the 5th. This is for the book to read starting December 15th.

 
  10 votes 45.5%

 
  8 votes 36.4%

 
  4 votes 18.2%

22 total votes
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