Terry Pratchett and the real science of Discworld

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May 26th, 2015

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You can learn a lot about this world from the fictional universe being carried on the back of a giant turtle, as the man who became Pratchett’s collaborator after telling him to shut up at an SF convention explains I’m guessing that people will read Terry Pratchett for generations to come. Partly for the intrinsic [...]

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Sir Terry Pratchett sculpture for Salisbury art trail

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May 18th, 2015

Mr Kidby said he wanted to make his statue look as much like Sir Terry Pratchett as he could

A life-sized fibreglass sculpture with the face of Sir Terry Pratchett decorated by long-time Discworld collaborator Paul Kidby is to go on display. The author died on 12 March following a public struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Up to 25 statues of medieval barons, decorated by local artists, will be placed around Salisbury from 12 June. [...]

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Terry Pratchett’s Night Watch – politically inspiring, gloriously funny

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May 18th, 2015

Terry Pratchett

Reading group: In this book we see the author maturing along with his storytelling skills, while losing none of his wit How’s this for a cynical analysis of last week’s general election? People on the side of The People always ended up disappointed, in any case. They found that The People tended not to be grateful [...]

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The 10 best tributes to Terry Pratchett

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May 6th, 2015

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How fans of the late Discworld author celebrated a hero of literature, using an inspiring mix of graffiti, secret code, pub signs and tattoos Terry Pratchett’s family motto was Noli Timere Messorum – don’t fear the reaper – and the tributes that have flooded in since his death in March aged 66 have been joyous rather than [...]

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Is The Colour of Magic a good introduction to Terry Pratchett?

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May 5th, 2015

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Reading group: Although Pratchett’s vast fictional realm is not yet fully developed in this first Discworld novel, it is already extraordinary – and extraordinarily funny Would you recommend The Colour of Magic as a first book to someone who has never read Terry Pratchett before? Is it a good place to start with this month’s Reading group? Those [...]

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May’s Reading group: the novels of Terry Pratchett

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May 5th, 2015

Sean Astin and David Jason in the 2008 TV movie of Terry Pratchett’s The Colour of Magic

To celebrate the life of this much-loved writer, we will be looking at the first book in the Discworld series, plus one other – the choice is yours This month on the Reading group, we’re going to celebrate the life of Terry Pratchett the best way we can: by enjoying his novels. The only difficulty is deciding [...]

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HarperCollins Children’s Books to Publish Final Discworld Novel in US

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April 7th, 2015

The Shepherd's Crown

This September HarperCollins Children’s Books will be publishing THE SHEPHERD’S CROWN, the final Discworld novel by Sir Terry Pratchett. Jennifer Brehl, SVP, Executive Editor & Director of Editorial Development bought U.S. rights from Colin Smythe of Colin Smythe Ltd.   THE SHEPHERD’S CROWN is the fifth Discworld novel featuring young witch Tiffany Aching. Previous titles [...]

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