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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Book Covers
The Carpet People7.12
The Dark Side of the Sun6.88
Strata6.12
The Colour of Magic (Discworld #1)7.44
The Light Fantastic (Discworld #2)7.84
Mort (Discworld #4)8.12
Equal Rites (Discworld #3)7.76
Wyrd Sisters (Discworld #6)7.82
Sourcery (Discworld #5)7.56
Guards! Guards! (Discworld #8)8.08
Pyramids (Discworld #7)7.78
Truckers (The Bromeliad Trilogy #1)7.10
Good Omens8.62
Moving Pictures (Discworld #10)7.46
Eric (Discworld #9)7.00
Diggers (The Bromeliad Trilogy #2)6.76
Wings (The Bromeliad Trilogy #3)7.36
Witches Abroad (Discworld #12)8.12
Reaper Man (Discworld #11)8.60
Lords and Ladies (Discworld #14)8.16
Small Gods (Discworld #13)8.10
Only You Can Save Mankind (The Johnny Maxwell Trilogy #1)5.34
Johnny and the Dead (The Johnny Maxwell Trilogy #2)6.50
Men at Arms (Discworld #15)8.50
The Streets of Ankh-Morpork
Interesting Times (Discworld #17)7.84
Soul Music (Discworld #16)8.10
The Discworld Companion
Maskerade (Discworld #18)8.38
The Discworld Mapp9.00
Feet of Clay (Discworld #19)8.62
Hogfather (Discworld #20)8.54
Johnny and the Bomb (The Johnny Maxwell Trilogy #3)6.34
Jingo (Discworld #21)8.34
The Discworld Companion Updated
The Last Continent (Discworld #22)7.68
Carpe Jugulum (Discworld #23)8.22
A Tourist Guide to Lancre
The Fifth Elephant (Discworld #24)8.44
The Science of Discworld (The Science of Discworld #1)7.76
Nanny Ogg's Cookbook
Death's Domain
The Truth (Discworld #25)8.14
Thief of Time (Discworld #26)8.38
The Last Hero8.34
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents (Discworld (for young readers) #1)7.80
The Globe (The Science of Discworld #2)7.00
Night Watch (Discworld #27)8.76
The New Discworld Companion
The Wee Free Men (Discworld (for young readers) #2)8.16
Monstrous Regiment (Discworld #28)8.36
A Hat Full of Sky (Discworld (for young readers) #3)8.14
Once More* with Footnotes
Going Postal (Discworld #29)8.74
Darwin's Watch (The Science of Discworld #3)7.00
Thud! (Discworld #30)8.16
Where's My Cow?
Wintersmith (Discworld (for young readers) #4)8.48
The Wit & Wisdom of Discworld
Making Money (Discworld #31)8.28
The Folklore of Discworld8.76
Nation8.10
Unseen Academicals (Discworld #32)8.02
I Shall Wear Midnight (Discworld (for young readers) #5)8.68
Snuff (Discworld #33)8.08
The Long Earth (The Long Earth #1)7.42
Dodger7.82
A Blink of the Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction8.00
Turtle Recall: The Discworld Companion ...So Far
The World of Poo
Judgement Day (The Science of Discworld #4)
The Long War (The Long Earth #2)7.28
Raising Steam (Discworld #34)7.72
The Long Mars (The Long Earth #3)6.46
A Slip of the Keyboard7.66
Dragons at Crumbling Castle (Children's Circle Stories #1)
Mrs. Bradshaw's Handbook
The Long Utopia (The Long Earth #4)7.58
The Shepherd's Crown (Discworld (for young readers) #6)8.80
The Long Cosmos (The Long Earth #5)6.76
The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner (Children's Circle Stories #2)
Father Christmas's Fake Beard (Children's Circle Stories #3)
The Ankh-Morpork Archives: Volume I
The Time-travelling Caveman (Children's Circle Stories #4)
The Ankh-Morpork Archives: Volume II
The Ultimate Discworld Companion

Speculative Fiction Novels (71)

(Discworld Reference)
2021 | non-fiction | Release date November 11, 2021
(Children's Circle Stories #4)
2020 | fantasy, childrens, short stories
(Children's Circle Stories #3)
2017 | fantasy, childrens, short stories
(Children's Circle Stories #2)
2016 | fantasy, childrens, short stories
(The Long Earth #5)
2016 | science fiction
(Discworld (for young readers) #6)
2015 | fantasy, young adult
(The Long Earth #4)
2015 | science fiction
(Children's Circle Stories #1)
2014 | fantasy, childrens, short stories
(The Long Earth #3)
2014 | science fiction
(Discworld #34)
2013 | fantasy
(The Long Earth #2)
2013 | science fiction
(The Science of Discworld #4)
2013 | fantasy, non-fiction

2012 | science fiction, fantasy, short stories

2012 | fantasy, history, young adult
(The Long Earth #1)
2012 | science fiction
(Discworld (picture books))
2012 | fantasy, childrens
(Discworld #33)
2011 | fantasy
(Discworld (for young readers) #5)
2010 | fantasy, young adult
(Discworld #32)
2009 | fantasy

2008 | fantasy, young adult
(Discworld #31)
2007 | fantasy
(Discworld (for young readers) #4)
2006 | fantasy, young adult
(Discworld #30)
2005 | fantasy
(The Science of Discworld #3)
2005 | fantasy, non-fiction
(Discworld (picture books))
2005 | fantasy, childrens
(Discworld #29)
2004 | fantasy

2004 | science fiction, fantasy, non-fiction, short stories
(Discworld (for young readers) #3)
2004 | fantasy, young adult
(Discworld #28)
2003 | fantasy
(Discworld (for young readers) #2)
2003 | fantasy, young adult, adventure
(Discworld #27)
2002 | fantasy
(The Science of Discworld #2)
2002 | fantasy, non-fiction
(Discworld (for young readers) #1)
2001 | fantasy, young adult
(Discworld)
2001 | fantasy
(Discworld #26)
2001 | fantasy
(Discworld #25)
2000 | fantasy
(Discworld #24)
1999 | fantasy
(The Science of Discworld #1)
1999 | fantasy, non-fiction
(Discworld #23)
1998 | fantasy
(Discworld #22)
1998 | fantasy
(Discworld #21)
1997 | fantasy
(Discworld #20)
1996 | fantasy
(Discworld #19)
1996 | fantasy
(The Johnny Maxwell Trilogy #3)
1996 | science fiction, childrens
(Discworld #18)
1995 | fantasy
(Discworld #17)
1994 | fantasy
(Discworld #16)
1994 | fantasy
(Discworld #15)
1993 | fantasy
(The Johnny Maxwell Trilogy #2)
1993 | fantasy, childrens
(Discworld #14)
1992 | fantasy
(Discworld #13)
1992 | fantasy
(The Johnny Maxwell Trilogy #1)
1992 | science fiction, childrens
(Discworld #12)
1991 | fantasy
(Discworld #11)
1991 | fantasy
(Discworld #10)
1990 | fantasy
(Discworld #9)
1990 | fantasy
(The Bromeliad Trilogy #3)
1990 | fantasy, young adult
(The Bromeliad Trilogy #2)
1990 | fantasy, young adult

1990 | fantasy
(Discworld #8)
1989 | fantasy
(Discworld #7)
1989 | fantasy
(The Bromeliad Trilogy #1)
1989 | fantasy, young adult
(Discworld #6)
1988 | fantasy
(Discworld #5)
1988 | fantasy
(Discworld #4)
1987 | fantasy
(Discworld #3)
1987 | fantasy
(Discworld #2)
1986 | fantasy
(Discworld #1)
1983 | fantasy

1981 | science fiction

1976 | science fiction

1971 | fantasy, childrens

Others non-spefi books (15)

(Discworld Reference)
2020 | non-fiction
(Discworld Reference)
2019 | non-fiction
(Discworld Reference)
2014 | non-fiction

2014 | non-fiction
(Discworld Reference)
2012 | non-fiction
(Discworld Reference)
2008 | non-fiction
(Discworld Reference)
2007 | non-fiction
(Discworld Reference)
2002 | non-fiction
(Discworld Reference)
1999 | non-fiction
(Discworld Mapps)
1999 | non-fiction
(Discworld Mapps)
1998 | non-fiction
(Discworld Reference)
1997 | non-fiction
(Discworld Mapps)
1995 | non-fiction
(Discworld Reference)
1994 | non-fiction
(Discworld Mapps)
1993 | non-fiction