Sir Terry Pratchett gave the 34th Richard Dimbleby Lecture on BBC1 from the Royal College of Physicians in London in 2010 to a torrent of emotion. And now on 30th July, Shaking Hands With Death, Terry’s most important essay on Alzheimer’s and our right to a dignified death, will become available as a standalone book. It features a new introduction…Read more
Crivens! It’s here folks! The first blurb reveal for the upcoming Shepherd’s Crown! Read it here now, http://pjsmprints.com/ and celebrate Tiffany all over again with us. When you pre-order your signature embossed copy of The Shepherd’s Crown from PJSM Prints you will be entered into a draw to win beautifully signature embossed editions of The Wee Free Men, A Hat…Read more
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….Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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….
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…Read more
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,…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more