The compleat discworld atlas pdf article is about the novels. For the MUD, see Discworld MUD.
Forty-one Discworld novels have been published. After Pratchett was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, he said that he would be happy for his daughter Rhianna to continue the series when he could no longer do so. Newly released Discworld books regularly topped The Sunday Times best-sellers list, making Pratchett the UK’s best-selling author in the 1990s. Very few of the Discworld novels have chapter divisions.
Pratchett was quoted as saying that he “just never got into the habit of chapters”, later adding that “I have to shove them in the putative YA books because my editor screams until I do”. The Discworld novels contain common themes and motifs that run through the series. Discworld stories stand alone as independent works set in the same fantasy universe. He is the archetypal coward but is constantly thrust into extremely dangerous adventures. Death appears in every novel except The Wee Free Men and Snuff, although sometimes with only a few lines. Death’s voice seems to arrive in their heads without actually passing through their ears as sound.
As the anthropomorphic personification of death, Death has the job of guiding souls onward from this world into the next. Over millennia in the role, he has developed a fascination with humanity, even going so far as to create a house for himself in his personal dimension. Death also appears in the non-Discworld novel Good Omens, written by Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. The principal witch in the series is Granny Weatherwax, who at first glance seems to be a taciturn, bitter old crone, from the small mountain country of Lancre. She largely despises people but takes on the role of their healer and protector because no one else can do the job as well as she can. The stories featuring the Ankh-Morpork City Watch are urban-set, and frequently show the clashes that result when a traditional, magically run fantasy world such as the Disc comes into contact with modern technology and civilization.
The main character is Sam Vimes, a haggard, cynical, working-class street copper who, when introduced in Guards! Pratchett stated on numerous occasions that the presence of the City Watch makes Ankh-Morpork stories ‘problematic’, as stories set in the city that do not directly involve Vimes and the Watch often require a Watch presence to maintain the story—at which point, it becomes a Watch story by default. Discworld novels, although the only books that they star in exclusively are The Science of the Discworld series and the novels Unseen Academicals and The Last Continent. Dragons games, but also investigate the rules and structure of magic in terms highly reminiscent of particle physics.
The Wizards have featured prominently in nine Discworld books as well as starred in The Science of Discworld series and the short story “A Collegiate Casting-Out of Devilish Devices”. Tiffany Aching is a young apprentice witch and star of a series of Discworld books aimed at young adults. Her stories often parallel mythic heroes’ quests, but also deal with Tiffany’s difficulties as a young girl maturing into a responsible woman. Moist von Lipwig is a professional criminal and con man to whom Havelock Vetinari gives a “second chance” after staging his execution, recognising the advantages his jack-of-all-trades abilities would have to the development of the city. Several other books can be grouped together as “Other cultures of Discworld” books.
They may contain characters or locations from other arcs, typically not as protagonist or antagonist but as a supporting character or even a throwaway reference. There are also a number of short stories by Pratchett based in the Discworld, including published miscellanea such as the fictional game origins of Thud. After The King: Stories in honour of J. Although Terry Pratchett said, “There are no maps.
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