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Obituary

12th March 2015

It is with immeasurable sadness that we announce that author Sir Terry Pratchett has died at the age of 66. Larry Finlay, MD at Transworld Publishers: “I was deeply saddened to learn that Sir Terry Pratchett has died. The world has lost one of its brightest, sharpest minds. In over 70 books, Terry enriched the planet like few before him….

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Good Omens on Radio 4

27th November 2014

More news on Good Omens coming to BBC Radio 4. The six-part adventure, will begin with a special double-bill on Monday 22nd December at 11.00pm and culminate in an apocalyptic hour-long episode on Saturday 27th December. Find out more here!

Neil Gaiman writes about Terry

25th September 2014

Neil Gaiman, born in Hampshire, UK, now lives in the United States near Minneapolis and was friends with Terry for many years, collaborating with him several times. He writes here about Terry for the Guardian.

Slip of the Keyboard published

22nd September 2014

Slip of the Keyboard is published this week! Terry Pratchett in his own words – a collection of writing about his life, interests, campaigns, and his writing career from early years to the present day; “Seriously funny about the weirdness of the world and humorously serious about the NHS, assisted dying and his urgent personal campaign for more research into…

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Dragons at Crumbling Castle published

11th September 2014

Dragons at Crumbling Castle is out today! This beautifully illustrated collection of short stories by Terry, features dragons, dinosaurs, cavemen and car races! “Funny, action-packed . . . a rip-roaring read.” (The Sun) “Full of [Pratchett’s] burgeoning wit and wordplay . . . A delightful romp.” (Sunday Times) “A splendid collection . . . rumbustious, irreverent and hilarious.” (Booktrust) “A…

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Good Omens to feature on Radio 4

10th September 2014

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman is being dramatised for Christmas on Radio 4! The six parter will feature cameos from both authors. It will be a full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman’s celebrated apocalyptic comic novel, adapted, sound designed and co-directed by Dirk Maggs (Neverwhere, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) this…

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New book named!

8th August 2014

At the UK Discworld Convention, it was announced that the book  Terry Pratchett is currently working on is the fifth novel in the Tiffany Aching series.

Ta-da…… The book will be called: The Shepherd’s Crown! More news soon! Excited squeals….

Terry interviewed

24th July 2014

A fabulous interview with Terry for the Guardian Newspaper. The Discworld author shares a first look at the cover of his new children’s book Dragons at Crumbling Castle and tells us about his life as a cub reporter before he became a best selling author. You started writing the stories in Dragons at Crumbling Castle when you were 17 and…

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The Embuggerance..

3rd July 2014

We are saddened to report that Terry has had to cancel one of his appearances this year, that of the Manchester Discworld convention later this summer, saying “the Embuggerance is finally catching up with me”. This report by the Guardian says ‘Pratchett made the announcement with what he described as “great reluctance” on the website of the International Discworld Convention,…

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The Long Mars is published

19th June 2014

The Long Mars is officially published today! From the combined talents of the UK’s bestselling novelist and a giant of British science fiction comes the dazzling new chapter in the extraordinary and bestselling Long Earth sequence. “Here they come again, Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter, skipping along their quantum string of planets like giddy schoolboys – and what a joy…

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Science of Discworld IV

25th March 2014

The Science of Discworld IV is released today in paperback!Look out for it on our website! The purpose of this book is both to entertain and educate. In having fictional sections in which observers from a very different world with a very different set of rules look with confused eyes upon the Earth (“Roundworld”), the authors are able to expand…

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Raising Steam reviewed

29th November 2013

Review of Raising Steam in the Guardian. The new Discworld novel from Britain’s number one bestselling writer sees the Disc’s first train come steaming into town. “Laugh-out-loud funny…A chuffing wonderful book.” (SFX) “Terry Pratchett’s creation is still going strong after 30 years as Ankh-Morpork branches into the railway age…There are sly nods to the history of railways and a cheeky…

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Raising Steam published

7th November 2013

The 40th Discworld novel, Raising Steam was published today to rave reviews. Grab your copy now!

 

Terry at World fantasy Con

1st November 2013

Get down to World Fantasy Con in Brighton (October 31st to November 3rd) to hear Terry talk about Raising Steam! This is your opportunity to participate in one of the most exciting and exhilarating conventions ever held in Europe for professionals and fans alike. If you are serious about your writing career or just enjoy reading in the genre, then…

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Terry interview a must read

30th October 2013

This sobering and insightful and interview by The Telegraph about Terry is a real must-read. Terry Pratchett interview: a fantasy writer facing reality By Tom Chivers “Are we allowed to drink these?” asks Terry Pratchett, pointing at the large green drink with chillies and stalks of mint sticking out of the top which is sitting on the table in front…

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Guardian’s Dodger review

17th October 2012

Marcus Sedgwick relaxes with a gem from Terry Pratchett There’s a moment as a reader, not often enough felt, when you sigh comfortably and relax, because you know you’re in good hands. Such a moment occurs commendably near the start of Dodger – in fact, in the very first chapter title, in which the author teases us with the notion…

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DODGER UK BOUND PROOF & HARDBACK ON eBAY

13th August 2012

August 13th 2012 DODGER UK BOUND PROOF & HARDBACK ON eBAY Signed by Terry Pratchett Proceeds to the RICE Centre in Bath A unique opportunity to own a signed UK bound proof and signed UK first edition hardback of Dodger ahead of publication on 13th September 2012. Both books have been hand signed by Terry Pratchett and are in immaculate…

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Terry Pratchett’s – The Duel

25th July 2012

Terry Pratchett’s – The Duel Set in the Unseen University of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, “The Duel” is a new animated short film being produced by the Animation Hub, a collaboration between staff and students of the Irish School of Animation (ISA) at Ballyfermot College of Further Education (BCFE), staff and students of Trinity College Dublin’s Creative Arts, Technology and Culture…

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