The New Discworld Companion

The New Discworld Companion The book compiles a precise and often quoted directly from the books concerned definition of words lives of historical people geography of places and events that have appeared in at least one Discwo

  • Title: The New Discworld Companion
  • Author: Terry Pratchett Stephen Briggs
  • ISBN: 9780575075559
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Paperback
  • The book compiles a precise and often quoted directly from the books concerned definition of words, lives of historical people, geography of places and events that have appeared in at least one Discworld book.The third edition named The New Discworld Companion includes articles about books up to Night Watch, as well as Discworld related books and short stories The bookThe book compiles a precise and often quoted directly from the books concerned definition of words, lives of historical people, geography of places and events that have appeared in at least one Discworld book.The third edition named The New Discworld Companion includes articles about books up to Night Watch, as well as Discworld related books and short stories The book also contains a 10 page interview with Pratchett titled Discworld Quo Vadis.

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    1. Terry Pratchett Stephen Briggs

      Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second hand typewriter His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983 In 1987, he turned to writing full time There are over 40 books in the Discworld series, of which four are written for children The first of these, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal A non Discworld book, Good Omens, his 1990 collaboration with Neil Gaiman, has been a longtime bestseller and was reissued in hardcover by William Morrow in early 2006 it is also available as a mass market paperback Harper Torch, 2006 and trade paperback Harper Paperbacks, 2006 In 2008, Harper Children s published Terry s standalone non Discworld YA novel, Nation Terry published Snuff in October 2011 Regarded as one of the most significant contemporary English language satirists, Pratchett has won numerous literary awards, was named an Officer of the British Empire for services to literature in 1998, and has received honorary doctorates from the University of Warwick in 1999, the University of Portsmouth in 2001, the University of Bath in 2003, the University of Bristol in 2004, Buckinghamshire New University in 2008, the University of Dublin in 2008, Bradford University in 2009, the University of Winchester in 2009, and The Open University in 2013 for his contribution to Public Service.In Dec of 2007, Pratchett disclosed that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer s disease On 18 Feb, 2009, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.He was awarded the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award in 2010.Sir Terry Pratchett passed away on 12th March 2015.

    187 thoughts on “The New Discworld Companion”

    1. This is a good reference guide for both old and new fans of Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. It goes into a lot of bacjground detail regarding characters, locations and the like. It's also as funny as the novels. I really enjoyed the sections on Death and his house/land, as he has always been my favourite character in the This is definitely something that I'll be dipping into in the future.


    2. Enjoyed this - lots of classic Discworld humour, some bits obviously taken from the books.Good to get information which was printed in the books I haven't got, like in the diaries.Really liked the pictures and the interview at the end (which must date from around the time I met him).Glad I waited to read this because of some spoilers - some were carefully avoided in one entry but then blatantly given away in another.Wonder if there's been an updated version.


    3. A good reference to all things Discworld, not only telling us what we already know, but giving the fans a few tidbits you can't clean from the actual books, which is nice. The only beef I have with it is that there are times the illustrations don't really go with the subject at hand, which can be confusing. The "World's Greatest Grandad" Susan gave to Death for example, what does that have to do with Fourecks?


    4. Definitely a must-have for Discworld fans! Think of it as a Discworld Encyclopaedia; any name, place of importance, town, object, deity, animal, anything in Discworld, you can find it in this Companion. Useful when you're just trying to find out in which novel did a certain character appear, etc


    5. This is great for newcomers and experts alike.I didn't "finish" reading per se, so much as went through lots of references and still do nowadays.It's written more like an encyclopaedia than a novel.But if you can't remember a certain detail or wish to see the connection between many things in Discworld literature, this is the thing.Very fun to "read".


    6. Must have reference book for non-linear readers (not that it is absolutely possible to read whole Discworld in a linear timeline) and role-playing game story tellers. Book presents background and systematic structure about characters, events, places and major concepts.



    7. Really superfluous if you read the whole series - and wh hasn't ?Could be useful when references are made to previous books. Contains no additional information which could have made is a must-have.


    8. incomprehensively complete, or not, guide to characters and places in the Discworld. Puns and fun abound, as do trolls, dwarves, witches, humas, more or less, and other fantastical beasts.


    9. This is the second edition of this book. There is a 3rd edition. Read the 3rd edition.This edition does have a very good interview with Terry Pratchett at the end of the book.




    10. My Rating System:* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again.



    11. Been feeling rather nostalgic since Terry's passing. It's a fabulous means of dipping into various discworld books and enjoy the man's genius


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