Terry Pratchett

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

March 12, 2015




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

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

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! Tick...

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Good Omens: The Nice and Ac...

4.25 avg rating — 405,139 ratings — published 1990 — 145 editions
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The Color of Magic (Discwor...

3.99 avg rating — 270,749 ratings — published 1983 — 159 editions
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Mort (Death, #1; Discworld,...

4.23 avg rating — 168,251 ratings — published 1987 — 145 editions
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Guards! Guards! (Discworld,...

4.33 avg rating — 141,207 ratings — published 1989 — 6 editions
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Equal Rites (Discworld, #3;...

4.02 avg rating — 121,576 ratings — published 1987 — 126 editions
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Going Postal (Discworld, #3...

4.38 avg rating — 92,233 ratings — published 2004 — 72 editions
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Night Watch (Discworld, #29...

4.49 avg rating — 87,245 ratings — published 2002 — 67 editions
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Small Gods (Discworld, #13)

4.29 avg rating — 91,360 ratings — published 1992 — 92 editions
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The Light Fantastic (Discwo...

3.97 avg rating — 104,047 ratings — published 1986 — 16 editions
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The Wee Free Men (Discworld...

4.27 avg rating — 82,655 ratings — published 2003 — 112 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
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Equal Rites Wyrd Sisters Witches Abroad Lords and Ladies Maskerade Carpe Jugulum
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Moving Pictures The Truth Monstrous Regiment Going Postal Making Money Raising Steam
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Guards! Guards! Men at Arms Feet of Clay
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The Wee Free Men A Hat Full of Sky Wintersmith I Shall Wear Midnight The Shepherd's Crown
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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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