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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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Born Terence David John Pratchett, 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 Nei
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Edgewood High School, Indiana, to perform Mort

Edgewood Theatre Arts presents “Terry Pratchett’s Mort” adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs.


When? 19:00 on April 13, 14, 20 and 21


Where? Edgewood High School Auditorium Stage, Ellettsville, Indiana.


This production features a cast of seventeen students and a backstage crew of eight to bring to life its many characters and the strange world of the Discworld. Come join them on Discworld! Tickets

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Good Omens: The Nice and Ac...

4.25 avg rating — 656,238 ratings — published 1990 — 245 editions
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The Color of Magic (Discwor...

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Mort (Discworld, #4; Death,...

4.23 avg rating — 224,612 ratings — published 1987 — 171 editions
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Guards! Guards! (Discworld,...

4.33 avg rating — 186,718 ratings — published 1989 — 131 editions
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Equal Rites (Discworld, #3;...

4.05 avg rating — 164,053 ratings — published 1987 — 148 editions
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The Light Fantastic (Discwo...

3.99 avg rating — 139,044 ratings — published 1986 — 155 editions
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Going Postal (Discworld, #3...

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Small Gods (Discworld, #13)

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Quotes by Terry Pratchett  (?)
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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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Terry Pratchett
Who should succeed Lord Vetinari as Patrician of Ankh-Morpork?

Moist von Lipwig
 
  40 votes 53.3%

Samuel Vimes
 
  16 votes 21.3%

The Librarian
 
  7 votes 9.3%

Nobby Nobbs
 
  5 votes 6.7%

Rincewind
 
  4 votes 5.3%

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