Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett

Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett, OBE (1948–2015) was an English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for his Discworld series of about 40 volumes. Pratchett's first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971, and since his first Discworld novel (The Colour of Magic) was published in 1983, he wrote two books a year on average. His 2011 Discworld novel Snuff was at the time of its release the third-fastest-selling hardback adult-audience novel since records began in the UK, selling 55,000 copies in the first three days.

Pratchett was the UK's best-selling author of the 1990s, and has sold more than 85 million books worldwide in 37 languages. He is currently the second most-read writer in the UK, and seventh most-read non-US author in the US.

Pratchett was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1998 and was knighted for services to literature in the 2009 New Year Honours. In 2001 he won the annual Carnegie Medal for The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, the first Discworld book marketed for children He received the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 2010.

In December 2007, Pratchett announced that he was suffering from early-onset Alzheimer's disease. He later made a substantial public donation to the Alzheimer's Research Trust, and filmed a television programme chronicling his experiences with the disease for the BBC. Pratchett died on 12 March 2015, aged 66.

Photo: Terry Pratchett at Worldcon 2005 in Glasgow. Picture by Szymon Sokół. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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Speculative Fiction Novels (69)
1971  The Carpet People
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(fantasy, childrens)
1976  The Dark Side of the Sun
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(science fiction)
1981  Strata
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(science fiction)
1983  The Colour of Magic (Discworld, #1)
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(fantasy)
1986  The Light Fantastic (Discworld, #2)
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(fantasy)
1987  Equal Rites (Discworld, #3)
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(fantasy)
1987  Mort (Discworld, #4)
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(fantasy)
1988  Sourcery (Discworld, #5)
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(fantasy)
1988  Wyrd Sisters (Discworld, #6)
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(fantasy)
1989  Pyramids (Discworld, #7)
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(fantasy)
1989  Guards! Guards! (Discworld, #8)
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(fantasy)
1989  Truckers (The Bromeliad Trilogy, #1)
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(fantasy, young adult)
1990  Good Omens
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(fantasy)
1990  Eric (Discworld, #9)
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(fantasy)
1990  Moving Pictures (Discworld, #10)
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(fantasy)
1990  Diggers (The Bromeliad Trilogy, #2)
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(fantasy, young adult)
1990  Wings (The Bromeliad Trilogy, #3)
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(fantasy, young adult)
1991  Reaper Man (Discworld, #11)
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(fantasy)
1991  Witches Abroad (Discworld, #12)
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(fantasy)
1992  Only You Can Save Mankind (The Johnny Maxwell Trilogy, #1)
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(science fiction, childrens)
1992  Small Gods (Discworld, #13)
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(fantasy)
1992  Lords and Ladies (Discworld, #14)
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(fantasy)
1993  Johnny and the Dead (The Johnny Maxwell Trilogy, #2)
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(fantasy, childrens)
1993  Men at Arms (Discworld, #15)
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(fantasy)
1994  Soul Music (Discworld, #16)
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(fantasy)
1994  Interesting Times (Discworld, #17)
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(fantasy)
1995  Maskerade (Discworld, #18)
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(fantasy)
1996  Johnny and the Bomb (The Johnny Maxwell Trilogy, #3)
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(science fiction, childrens)
1996  Feet of Clay (Discworld, #19)
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(fantasy)
1996  Hogfather (Discworld, #20)
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(fantasy)
1997  Jingo (Discworld, #21)
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(fantasy)
1998  The Last Continent (Discworld, #22)
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(fantasy)
1998  Carpe Jugulum (Discworld, #23)
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(fantasy)
1999  The Science of Discworld (The Science of Discworld, #1)
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(fantasy, non-fiction)
1999  The Fifth Elephant (Discworld, #24)
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(fantasy)
2000  The Truth (Discworld, #25)
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(fantasy)
2001  Thief of Time (Discworld, #26)
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(fantasy)
2001  The Last Hero (Discworld)
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(fantasy)
2001  The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents (Discworld (for young readers), #1)
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(fantasy, young adult)
2002  The Globe (The Science of Discworld, #2)
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(fantasy, non-fiction)
2002  Night Watch (Discworld, #27)
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(fantasy)
2003  The Wee Free Men (Discworld (for young readers), #2)
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(fantasy, young adult, adventure)
2003  Monstrous Regiment (Discworld, #28)
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(fantasy)
2004  A Hat Full of Sky (Discworld (for young readers), #3)
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(fantasy, young adult)
2004  Once More* with Footnotes
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(science fiction, fantasy, non-fiction, short stories)
2004  Going Postal (Discworld, #29)
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(fantasy)
2005  Where's My Cow? (Discworld (picture books))
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(fantasy, childrens)
2005  Darwin's Watch (The Science of Discworld, #3)
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(fantasy, non-fiction)
2005  Thud! (Discworld, #30)
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(fantasy)
2006  Wintersmith (Discworld (for young readers), #4)
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(fantasy, young adult)
2007  Making Money (Discworld, #31)
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(fantasy)
2008  Nation
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(fantasy, young adult)
2009  Unseen Academicals (Discworld, #32)
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(fantasy)
2010  I Shall Wear Midnight (Discworld (for young readers), #5)
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(fantasy, young adult)
2011  Snuff (Discworld, #33)
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(fantasy)
2012  The World of Poo (Discworld (picture books))
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(fantasy, childrens)
2012  The Long Earth (The Long Earth, #1)
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(science fiction)
2012  Dodger
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(fantasy, history, young adult)
2012  A Blink of the Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction
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(science fiction, fantasy, short stories)
2013  Judgement Day (The Science of Discworld, #4)
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(fantasy, non-fiction)
2013  The Long War (The Long Earth, #2)
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(science fiction)
2013  Raising Steam (Discworld, #34)
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(fantasy)
2014  The Long Mars (The Long Earth, #3)
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(science fiction)
2014  Dragons at Crumbling Castle
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(fantasy, childrens, short stories)
2015  The Long Utopia (The Long Earth, #4)
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(science fiction)
2015  The Shepherd's Crown (Discworld (for young readers), #6)
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(fantasy, young adult)
2016  The Long Cosmos (The Long Earth, #5)
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(science fiction)
2016  The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner
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(fantasy, childrens, short stories)
2017  Father Christmas's Fake Beard
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(fantasy, childrens, short stories)

Others non-spefi books (14)
1993  The Streets of Ankh-Morpork (Discworld Mapps)
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(non-fiction)
1994  The Discworld Companion (Discworld Reference)
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(non-fiction)
1995  The Discworld Mapp (Discworld Mapps)
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(non-fiction)
1997  The Discworld Companion Updated (Discworld Reference)
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(non-fiction)
1998  A Tourist Guide to Lancre (Discworld Mapps)
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(non-fiction)
1999  Death's Domain (Discworld Mapps)
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(non-fiction)
1999  Nanny Ogg's Cookbook (Discworld Reference)
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(non-fiction)
2002  The New Discworld Companion (Discworld Reference)
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(non-fiction)
2007  The Wit & Wisdom of Discworld (Discworld Reference)
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(non-fiction)
2008  The Folklore of Discworld (Discworld Reference)
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(non-fiction)
2012  Turtle Recall: The Discworld Companion ...So Far (Discworld Reference)
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(non-fiction)
2014  A Slip of the Keyboard
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(non-fiction)
2014  Mrs. Bradshaw's Handbook (Discworld Reference)
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(non-fiction)
2018  The Absolute Discworld Companion (Discworld Reference)
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(non-fiction)
Release date - November 2018

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