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|The Colour of Magic (1983)
"On a world supported on the back of a giant turtle (sex unkown), a gleeful, explosive, wickedly eccentric expedition sets out. There's an avaricious but inept wizard, a naive tourist whose luggage moves on hundreds of dear little legs, dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and of course THE EDGE of the planet..."
[pb: Corgi, 1985; ISBN 0-552-12475-3; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
[hc: "The First Discworld Novels - The Colour of Magic + The Light Fantastic", Colin Smythe, 05/1999; ISBN 0-86140-421-1; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
[pb: Corgi, 02/1993; ISBN 0-552-13893-2; Cover Art: Stephen Player]
|The Colour of Magic - The Graphic Novel (1983)
"WELCOME TO THE DISCWORLD WHERE THE GODS ARE NOT SO MUCH WORSHIPPED AS BLAMED!
Imagine a flat world, sitting on the backs of four elephants, who hurtle through space on the back of a giant turtle. That's the setting for Terry Pratchett's phenomenally successful DISCWORLD series.
Follow the bizarre misadventures of Rincewind, the wizard, and Twoflower, the Discworld's first tourist. Twoflower owns 'the luggage', surely the strangest piece of baggage ever, a chest with hundreds of tiny legs that let it move on its own, magic qualities that let it move on its own, magic qualities that let it eat anyone it doesn't like, yet when it's opened all you'll find is Twoflower's clean underwear!
Terry Pratchett is the world's bestselling writer of comic fantasy. This is the first ever fully-illustrated version of the original DISCWORLD novel."
[pb: Corgi, 1991; ISBN 0-552-13945-9; Cover Art: Daerick Cross, Sr.; Illustrated by Steven Ross, Adapted by Scott Rockwell, Lettered by Vickie Williams, Edited by David Campiti]
|The Light Fantastic (1986)
"As it moves towards a seemingly inevitable collision with a malevolent red star, the Discworld has only one possible saviour. Unfortunately, this happens to be the singularly inept and cowardly wizard called Rincewind, who was last seen falling off the edge of the world..."
[pb: Corgi, 1986; ISBN 0-552-12848-1; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
|The Light Fantastic - The Graphic Novel
"Six months ago, Rincewind was a perfectly ordinary failed wizard. Then he met Twoflower, the Discworld's first tourist, was employed at an outrageous salary as his guide, and has since spent most of his time being shot at, terrorized, chased and hanging from high places with no hope of salvation or, as is now the chase, plunging from high places.
A lot more could be said about why these two are dropping out of the world, and why Twoflower's Luggage, last seen desperately trying follow him on hundreds of little legs, is no ordinary suitcase, but such questions take time and could be more trouble then they're worth. For example, it is said that someone once asked the famous philosopher Ly Tin Weedle 'Why are you here?' and the reply took three years.
What is far more important is an event happening was overhead, far above A' tuin, the elephants and the rapidly-expiring wizard. The very fabric of time and space is about to be put through the wringer."
[pb: Corgi, 11/1993; ISBN 0-552-14159-3; Cover Art: Steven Ross, Sr.; Illustrated by Steven Ross & Joe Bennet, Adapted by Scott Rockwell, Lettered by Michelle Beck & Vickie Williams, Edited by David Campiti]
|Equal Rites (1987)
"The last thing the wizard Drum Billet did, before Death laid a bony hand on his shoulder, was to pass on his staff of power to the eighth son. Unfortunately for his colleagues in the chauvinistic (not to say misogynistic) world of magic, he failed to check on the new-born baby's sex..."
[pb: Corgi, 1987; ISBN 0-552-13105-1; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
[hc: "The Witches Trilogy - Equal Rites + Wyrd Sisters + Witches Abroad", Gollancz, 09/1994 (for WHS, general release on 30/03/1995); ISBN 0-575-05896-X; Cover Art: Josh Kirby (previously used in the booklet to the 'From the Discworld'-CD)]
"Death comes to us all. Ehen he came to Mort, he offered him a job.
After being assured that being dead was not compulsory, Mort accepted. However, he soon found that romantic longings did not mix easily with the responsibilities of being Death's apprentice..."
[pb: Corgi, 1988; ISBN 0-552-13106-7; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
[hc: "Death Trilogy - Mort + Reaper Man + Soul Music", Gollancz, 22/10/1998; ISBN 0-575-06584-2; Cover Art: Josh Kirby (a 1974 painting "The Grim Reaper", only used on the advance publicity version, later replaced with a painting "Death in His Study" done for Eric - because this view of Death was "everything the Death of the Discworld manifestly is not", to quote the author)]
|Mort - A Discworld Big Comic (1994)
[hc: VGG, 09/1994; ISBN 0-575-05697-5; Illustrations: Graham Higgins]
"There was an eighth son of an eighth son. He was, quite naturally, a wizard. And there it should have ended. However (for reasons we'd better not go into), he had seven sons. And then he had an eighth son... a wizard squared... a source of magic... a Sourcerer."
[pb: Corgi, 07/1989; ISBN 0-552-13107-5; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
[hc: Gollanc, 07/1989; ISBN 0-552-13107-5; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
[hc: "The Rincewind Trilogy - Sourcery + Eric + Interesting Times", Gollancz, 2001; ISBN 0-575-07236-9; Cover Art: Josh Kirby (detail from 'Eric the Demonologist')]
|Wyrd Sisters (1988)
"Witches are not by nature gregarious, and they certainly don't have leaders.
Granny Weatherwax was the most highly-regarded of the leaders they didn't have.
But even she found that meddling in royal politics was a lot more difficult than certain playwrights would have you believe..."
[pb: Corgi, 1989; ISBN 0-552-13460-0; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
[hc: Gollanc, 1988; ISBN 0-575-04363-6; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
[pb: ROC, 06/1990; ISBN 0-451-45012-4; Cover Art: Darrell K. Sweet]
[hc: "September 1990", SFBC, 08/1990; ref. 17470; Cover Art: Tom Kidd]
I. The Book of Going Forth, II. The Book of the Dead, III. The Book of the New Son, IV. The Book of 101 Things A Boy Can Do
"Being trained by the Assasin's Guild in Ankh-Morpork did not fit Teppic for the task assigned to him by fate. He inherited the throne of the desert kingdom of Djelibeybi rather earlier than he expected (his father wasn't too happy about it either), but that was only the beginning of his problems..."
[pb: Corgi, 1990; ISBN 0-552-13461-9; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
"It isn't easy, being a teenage pharaoh: you're not allowed to carry money; uninhibited young women peel grapes for you and the Great Pyramid has just exploded because of paracosmic instability ..."
[hc: "The Gods Trilogy - Pyramids + Small Gods + Hogfather", Gollancz, 07/2000; ISBN 0-575-07036-6; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
|Guards! Guards! (1989)
"This is where the dragons went. They lie.. .not dead, not asleep, but... dormant. And although the space they occupy isn't like normal space, nevertheless they are packed in tightly. They could put you in mind of a can of sardines, if you thought sardines were huge and scaly. And presumably, somewhere, there's a key..."
[pb: Corgi, 11/1990; ISBN 0-552-13462-7; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
[hc: "City Watch Trilogy - Guards! Guards! + Men at Arms + Feet of Clay", Gollancz, 10/1999; ISBN 0-575-06798-5; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
[hc: Gollancz, 11/1989; ISBN 0-575-04606-6; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
|Guards! Guards! (Comic, 2000, adapted by Stephen Briggs, illustrated by Graham Higgins)
"A seventy-foot-long fire-breathing dragon is wanted to help with enquiries into the identity of the night-time prowler who is turning the citizens of Ankh-Morpork into something resembling small charcoal biscuits, and the only thing that can prevent the inevitable destruction of the city are the drunken and world-weary Captain Vimes and his forgotten police force - an overweight and cowardly sergeant, a corporal who just about qualifies as human, and the Discword's tallest dwarf...
Guards! Guards! has been astutely reduced from Terry Pratchett's best-selling novel so it will fit into those nice little speech bubbles by Stephen Briggs and illustrated by Graham Higgins to make the pages look more interesting."
[pb: Gollancz, 04/12/2000; ISBN 0-575-07071-4; Illustrations: Graham Higgins]
[hc: Gollancz, 16/11/2000; ISBN 0-575-06302-5; Illustrations: Graham Higgins]
"Eric is the Discworld's only demonology hacker.
Pity he's not very good at it.
All he wants is his three wishes granted. Nothing fancy - to be immortal, rule the world, have the most beautiful woman in the world fall madly in love with him. The usual stuff.
But instead of a tractable demon, he calls up Rincewind, probably the most incompetent wizard in the universe, and the extremely intractable and hostile form of travel accessory known as the Luggage.
With them on his side, Eric's in for a ride through space and time that is bound to make him wish (quite fervently) again - this time - that he'd never been born."
[pb: Vista, 1996, unillustrated; ISBN 0-575-60001-2; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
[pb: Gollancz, 08/1990, pb, very large illustrated; ISBN 0-575-04836-0; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
|Moving Pictures (1990)
"The alchemists of the Discworld have discovered the magic of the silver screen. But what is the dark secret of holy Wood hill?
It's up to Victor Tugelbend ("Can't sing. Can't dance. Can handle a sword a little") and Theda Withel ("I come from a little town you've probably never heard of") to find out...."
[pb: Corgi, 11/1991; ISBN 0-552-13463-5; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
[hc: Gollancz, 11/1990; ISBN 0-575-04763-1; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
|Reaper Man (1991)
"DEATH IS MISSING - PRESUMED ... ER ... GONE.
Which leads to the kind of chaos you always get when an important public service is withdrawn.
Meanwhile, on a little farm far, far away, a tall dark stranger is turning out to be really good with a scythe. There's a harvest to be gathered in..."
[pb: Corgi, 1992; ISBN 0-552-13464-1; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
[hc: "Death Trilogy - Mort + Reaper Man + Soul Music", Gollancz, 22/10/1998; ISBN 0-575-06584-2; Cover Art: Josh Kirby (a painting "Death in His Study" done for Eric)]
[hc: Gollancz, 05/1991; ISBN 0-575-04979-8; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
|Witches Abroad (1991)
"It seemed an easy job... After all, how difficult could it be to make sure that a servant girl doesn't marry a prince?
But for the witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick, travelling to the distant city of Genua, things are never that simple...
Servant girls have to marry the prince. That's what life is all about. You can't fight a Happy Ending.
At least - up until now..."
[pb: Corgi, 1992; ISBN 0-552-13465-1; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
[hc: Gollancz, 11/1991; ISBN 0-575-04980-4; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
|Small Gods (1992)
"In the beginning was the Word.
And the Word was: "Hey, you!"
For Brutha the novice is the Chosen One. He wants peace and justice and brotherly love.
He also wants the Inquisition to stop torturing him now, please..."
[pb: Corgi, 1993; ISBN 0-552-13890-8; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
[hc: Gollancz, 05/1992; ISBN 0-575-05222-8; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
|Lords and Ladies (1992)
"THE FAIRIES ARE BACK - BUT THIS TIME THEY DON'T JUST WANT YOUR TEETH...
Granny Weatherwax and her tiny coven are up against real elves.
It's Midsummer Night.
No time for dreaming...
With full supporting cast of dwarfs, wizards, trolls, Morris dancers and one orang-utan. And lots of hey-nonny-nonny and blood all over the place."
[pb: Corgi, 1993; ISBN 0-552-13891-6; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
[hc: Gollancz, 11/1992; ISBN 0-575-05223-6; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
|Men at Arms (1993)
"'Be a MAN in the City Watch! The City Watch needs MEN!'
But what it's got includes Corporal Carrot (technically a dwarf), Lance-constable Cuddy (really a dwarf), Lance-constable Detritus (a troll), Lance-constable Angua (a woman... most of the time) and Corporal Nobbs (disqualified from the human race for shoving).
And they need all the help they can get. Because they've only got twenty-four hours to clean up the town and this is Ankh-Morpork we're talking about..."
[pb: Corgi, 1994; ISBN 0-552-14028-7; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
[hc: Gollancz, 11/1993; ISBN 0-575-05503-0; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
|Soul Music (1994)
"Sex, Dwarfs, and Rocks that Roll!"
[pb: HarperPrism, 1995; ISBN 0-06-105489-5; Cover Art: Michael Sabanosh and Optical Artists]
"OTHER CHILDREN GET GIVEN XYLOPHONES, SUSAN JUST HAD TO ASK HER GRANDFATHER TO TAKE HIS VEST OFF.
Yes. There's a Death in the family.
It's hard to growe up normally when Grandfather rides a white horse and wields a scythe - especially when you have to take over the family business, and everyone mistakes you for the Tooth Fairy.
And especially when you have to face the new and addictive music that has entered Discworld.
It's lawless. It changes people.
It's called Music With Rocks In.
It's got a beat and you can dance to it, but...
And it won't fade away."
[pb: Corgi, 1995; ISBN 0-552-14029-5; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
[hc: Gollancz, 05/1994; ISBN 0-575-05504-9; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
[pb: "Soul Music - The Illustrated Screenplay", Corgi, 1997; ISBN 0-552-14556-4; Cover Art: selection of pictures from the screenplay]
|Interesting Times (1994)
"MIGHTY BATTLES! REVOLUTION! DEATH! WAR! (AND HIS SONS TERROR AND PANIC, AND DAUGHTER CLANCY)
The oldest and most inscrutable empire on the discworld is in turmoil, brought about by the revolutionary treatise What I did on MY Holidays. Workers are uniting, with nothing to lose but their water buffaloes. War (and Clancy) are spreading throughout the ancient cities.
And all that stands in the way of terrible doom for everyone is:
Rincewind the Wizard, who can't even spell the word 'wizard'...
Cohen the barbarian hero, five foot tall in his surgical sandals, who has had a lifetime's experience of not dying...
...and a very special butterfly."
[pb: Corgi, 1995; ISBN 0-552-14235-2; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
[hc: Gollancz, 11/1994; ISBN 0-575-05800-5; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
"THE SHOW MUST GO ON, AS MURDER, MUSIC AND MAYHEM RUN RIOT IN THE NIGHT...
The Opera House, Ankh-Morpork... a huge, rambling building, where innocent young sopranos are lured to their destiny by a strangely-familiar evil mastermind in a hideously-deformed evening dress....
At least, he hopes so. But Granny Weatherwax, Discworld's most famous witch, is in the audience. And she doesn't hold with that sort of thing.
So there's going to be trouble (but nevertheless a good evening's entertainment with murders you can really hum...)"
[pb: Corgi, 1996; ISBN 0-552-14236-0; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
[hc: Gollancz, 11/1995; ISBN 0-575-05808-0; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
"IT'S NOT OVER TILL THE FAT LADY SINGS
There's a Ghost in the Opera House of Ankh-Morpork. It wears a bone-white mask and terrorizes the entire company, including the immortal Enrico Basilica, who eats continiuously even when he's singing. Mostly spaghetti with tomato sauce.
What better way to flush out a ghost than with a with? Enter the Opera's newest diva, Perdita X. Nitt, a wannabe witch with such an astonishing range that she can sing harmony with herself. And does.
To further complicate matters (and why not?) there is a backstage cat who occasionally becomes a person just because it's so easy. Not to mention Granny Weatherwax's old friend, Death, whose scythe arm is sore from too much use. And who has been known to don a mask...."
[pb: HarperPrism, 11/1998; ISBN 0-06-105691-X; Cover Art: Carl D. Galian]
(Note: those american blurbs certainly read 'interesting'...)
|Feet of Clay (1996)
"A Discworld Howdunnit
Who's murdering harmless old men? Who's poisoning the Patrician?
As autumn fogs hold Ankh-Morpork in their grip, the City Watch have to track down a murderer who can't be seen.
Maybe the golems know something - but the solemn men of clay, who work all day and night and are never any trouble to anyone, have started to commit suicide...
It's not as if the Watch hasn't got problems of it's own. There's a werewolf suffering from Pre-Lunar Tension. Corporal Nobbs is hobnobbing with the nobs, and there's something really strange about the new dwarf recruit, especially his earrings and eyeshadow.
Who can you trust when there are mobs on the streets and plotters in the dark and all the clues point the wrong way?
In the gloom of the night, Watch Commander Sir Samuel Vimes finds that the truth might not be out there at all."
[hb: Gollancz, 06/1996, ISBN 0-575-05900-1; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
[pb: Corgi, 05/1997, ISBN 0-552-14237-9; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
"It's the night before Hogswatch. And it's too quiet.
There's snow, there're robins, there're trees covered with decorations, but there's a notable lack of the big fat man who delivers the toys...
Susan the governess has got to find him before morning, otherwise the sun won't rise. And unfortunately her only helpers are a raven with an eyeball fixation, the Death of Rats and an oh god of hangovers.
Worse still, someone is coming down the chimney. This time he's carrying a sack instead of a scythe, but there's something regrettably familiar...
HO. HO. HO.
It's true what they say.
'You'd better watch out...'"
[hb: Gollancz, 1996; ISBN 0-575-06403-X; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
Here be spoilers:
"It's the night before Hogswatch. And it's too quiet.
Where is the big jolly fat man? Why is Death creeping down chimneys and trying to say Ho Ho Ho? The darkest night of the year is getting a lot darker...
Susan the gothic governess has got to sort it out by morning, otherwise there won't be a morning. Ever again..."
[pb: Corgi, 1997; ISBN 0-552-14542-4; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
[hb: HarperPrism, 25/09/1998; ISBN 0-06-105046-6; Cover Art: Rodger de Muth]
"A weathercock has risen from the sea of Discworld, and suddenly you can tell which way the wind is blowing.
A new land has surfaced, and so have old feuds.
And as two armies march, Commander Vimes of Ank-Morpork City Watch has got just a few hours to deal with a crime so big that there's no law against it. It's called 'war'.
He's facing unpleasant foes who are out to get him... that's just people on his side. The enemy might even be worse. And his pocket Dis-organizer says he's got Die under 'Things To Do Today'.
But he'd better not, because the world's cleverest inventor and its most devious politician are on their way to the battlefield with a little package that's guaranteed to stop a battle...
Discworld goes to war, with armies of sardines, warriors, fishermen, squid and at least one very camp follower."
[hb: Gollancz, 11/1997; ISBN 0-575-06540-0; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
[pb: Corgi, 11/1998; ISBN 0-552-14598-X; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
[hb: HarperPrism, 04/05/1998; ISBN 0-06-105047-4; Cover Art: Michael Sabanosh]
|The Last Continent (1998)
"This is the Discworld's last continent, a completely separate creation.
It's hot. It's dry... very dry. There was this thing once called The Wet, which no one now believes in. Practically everything that's not poisonous is venomous. But it's the best bloody place in the world, all right?
And it'll die in a few days, except...
Who is this hero striding across the red desert? Champion sheep shearer, horse rider, road warrior, beer drinker, bush ranger and someone who'll even eat a Meat Pie Floater when he's sober? A man in a hat, whose Luggage follows him on little legs, who's about to change history by preventing a swagman stealing a jumbuck by a billabong?
Yes... all this place has between itself and wind-blown doom is Rincewind, the inept wizard who can't even spell wizard. He's the only hero left.
Still... no worries, eh?"
[hb: Doubleday, 05/1998; ISBN 0-385-40989-3; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
[pb: Corgi, 30/04/1999; ISBN 0-552-14614-5; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
|Carpe Jugulum (1998)
"Mightily Oats has not picked a good time to be a priest. He thought he'd come to the mountain kingdom of Lancre for a simple little religious ceremony. Now he's caught up in a war between vampires and witches, and he's not sure there is a right side.
There're the witches - young Agnes, who is really in two minds about everything, Magrat, who is trying to combine witchcraft and nappies, Nanny Ogg, who is far too knowing... and Granny Weatherwax, who is big trouble.
And the vampires are intelligent - not easily got rid of with a garlic enema or by going to the window, grasping the curtains and saying, 'I don't know about you, but isn't it a bit stuffy in here?' They've got style and fancy waistcoats. They're out of the casket and want a bite of the future.
Mightily Oats knows he has a prayer, but he wishes he had an axe."
[hb: Doubleday, 11/1998; ISBN 0-385-40992-3; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
|The Fifth Elephant (1999)
"Sam Vimes is a man on the run.
Yesterday he was a duke, a chief of police and the ambassador to the mysterious, fat-rich country of Uberwald.
Now he has nothing but his native wit and the gloomy trousers of Uncle Vanya (don't ask). It's snowing. It's freezing. And if he can't make it through the forest to civilization there's going to be a terrible war.
But there are monsters on his trail. They're bright. They're fast. They're werewolves - and they're catching up. Sam Vimes is out of time, out of luck and already out of breath... "
[hb: Doubleday, 11/1999; ISBN 0-385-40995-8; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
|The Truth (11/2000)
"William de Worde is the accidental editor of the Discworld's first newspaper. Now he must cope with the traditional perils of a journalist's life -- people who want him dead, a recovering vampire with a suicidal fascination for flash photography, some more people who want him dead in a different way and, worst of all, the man who keeps begging him to publish pictures of his humorously shaped potatoes.
William just wants to get at THE TRUTH.
Unfortunately, everyone else wants to get at William. And it's only the third edition..."
[hb: Doubleday, 11/2000; ISBN 0-385-60102-6; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
|Thief of Time (05/2001)|
"Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed.
And on the Discworld that is the job of the Monks of History, who store it and pump it from the places where it is wasted (like underwater - how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there's never enough time.
But the construction of the world's first truly accurate clock starts a race against, well, time for Lu Tze and his apprentice Lobsang Ludd. Because it will stop time. And that will only be the start of everyone's problems.
THIEF OF TIME
comes complete with a full supporting cast of heroes and villains, yetis, martial artists and Ronnie, the fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse (who left before they became famous)."
[hb: Doubleday, 05/2001; ISBN 0-385-60188-3; Cover Art: Josh Kirby]
|The Last Hero (10/2001, illustrated novel with Paul Kidby)
"He's been a legend in his own lifetime
He can remember the great days of high adventure.
He can remember when a hero didn't have to worry about fences and lawyers and civilisation.
He can remember when people didn't tell you off for killing dragons.
But he can't always remember, these days, where he put his teeth...
He's really not happy about that bit.
So now, with his ancient sword and his new walking stick and his old friends - and they're very old friends - Cohen the Barbarian is going on one final quest. It's been a good life. He's going to climb the highest mountain in the Discworld and meet his gods. He doesn't like the way they let men grow old and die.
It's time, in fact, to give something back.
The last hero in the world is going to return what the first hero stole. With a vengeance. That'll mean the end of the world, if no one stops him in time.
Someone is going to try. So who knows who the last hero really is?"
[hb: Gollancz, 18/10/2001, large format, 160p.; ISBN 0-575-06885-X; Illustrations: Paul Kidby]
[pb: Gollancz, 08/2002, large format, 176p.; ISBN 0-575-07377-2; Illustrations: Paul Kidby]
Comparison of different editions in some detail.
|The Amazing Maurice And His Educated Rodents (11/2001)
(A Discworld story for younger people)
"Imagine a million clever rats. Rats that don't run. Rats that figth...
Maurice, a streetwise tomcat, has teh perfect money-making scam. He's found a stupid-looking kid who plays a pipe, and he has his very own plague of rats - rats who are strangely educated, so Maurice can no longer think of them as 'lunch'. And everyone knows the stories about rats and pipers...
But when they reach the stricken town of Bad Blintz, the little con suddenly goes down the drain. For someone there is playing a different tune. A dark, shadowy tune. Something very, very bad is waiting in the cellars.
The educated rats must learn a new word.
It's not a game any more. It's a rat-eat-rat world down there. And that might only be the start..."
[hb: (Young) Doubleday, 01/11/2001, hc, 271p.; ISBN 0-385-60123-9; Cover Art and illustrations: David Wyatt (and backside illustration)]
|Night Watch (04/11/2002)|
(Warning: Here be spoilers!)
" It started out as great day for Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch. The birds were singing, the lilac blooming. He was rich and powerful and about to become a father. He was a man who had it all.
By evening he has none of it. Thrown back thirty years in time while struggling with a ruthless murderer -- that's what can happen when you're fighting on the roof of a magical library -- plain Sam Vimes hasn't even got the pants he stood up in.
He needs some, and fast. He's got to stop a killer changing history. But that's only the start...
He's got to make history work. He must become a sergeant in the despised Night Watch.
He must teach his younger self to be a good copper. He must save the city from civil war. And he must save the lives of men whose graves he's visited for thirty years ...
It's Sam Vimes vs History. History doesn't play fair, but neither does Vimes. He's back with his fists on the dangerous streets he knew as a boy, cracking heads and kicking butts, using every trick in the dirtiest book against spies and torturers and killers. To survive on these mean streets a man must be even meaner...
And the worst of it is: A corner of his soul is loving every minute.
No, perhaps that's not the worst part of it. The worst part is knowing that if he wins, if good men are saved, if it all turns out right, if he wins. . . he'll have no future to go back to. And he's still fighting... "
(promo blurb for the Harper Collins hardcover)
[hb: Harper Collins, 04/11/2002, hc, ; ISBN 0-06-001311-7; Cover Art: ?]
"Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch had it all. But now he's back in his own rough, tough past without even the clothes he was standing up in when the lightning struck.
Living in the past is hard. Dying in the past is incredibly easy. But he must survive, because he has a job to do. He must track down a murderer, teach his younger self how to be a good copper and change the outcome of a bloody rebellion. There's a problem: if he wins, he's got no wife, no child, no future.
A Discworld Tale of One City, with a full chorus of street urchins, ladies of negotiable affection, rebels, secret policemen and other children of the revolution.
Truth! Justice! Freedom!
And a Hard-boiled Egg!"
[hb: Doubleday, 04/11/2002, hc, 364p.; ISBN 0-385-60264-2; Cover Art: Paul Kidby (a Variation on Rembrandt's 'The Nightwatch')]
|The Wee Free Men (05/2003)|
"There's trouble on the Aching farm - a monster in the river, a headless horseman in the driveway and nightmares spreading down from the hills. And now Tiffany Aching's little brother has been stolen by the Queen of the Fairies (although Tiffany doesn't think this is entirely a bad thing).
Tiffany's got to get him back. To help her, she has a weapon (a frying pan), her granny's magic book (well, Diseases of the Sheep, actually) and --
'Crivens! Whut aboot us, ye daftie!'
-- oh, yes. She's also got the Nac Mac Feegle, the Wee Free Men, the fightin', thievin', tiny blue-skinned pictsies who were thrown out of Fairyland for being Drunk and Disorderly..."
[hb: Doubleday, 05/2003, hc, ; ISBN 0-385-60533-1; Cover Art: Paul Kidby]
|Monstrous Regiment (11/2003)|
|A Hat Full of Sky (05/2004)|
|Going Postal (11/2004)|
|Making Money (2007)|
|Unseen Academicals (2009)|
|Troll Bridge (Short Story, 1992, in 'After the King' ed. Martin H. Greenberg)|
Meet again Cohen the Barbarian
[pb: Tor/Tom Doherty, 1992; ISBN 0-812-51443-2; Cover Art: Keith Parkinson]
(Note: There are some nice stories in there, but a few stories are quite bad.)
|Theatre of Cruelty (Short Story, 1993)
A Discworld WhoDunnit
|The Sea and Little Fishes (Short Story, 1998, in 'Legends', ed. Robert Silverberg)
"A new Discworld story of fruit, vegetables and deadly rivalry between Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg." [sic, the reviewer surely got the point]
[pb: Voyager/Harper Collins, 1999; ISBN 0-00-225667-3; Front Cover: unknown, Back Cover: Josh Kirby (at least it looks like his, since no credits are given)]
(Note: This book/edition does have two covers, the one on the back is upside-down, leading to a lot of confusion in book-shops.)
The presented texts and pictures may contain copyrighted material. Trademarks are property of their respective owners.
Descriptions taken from the cover blurbs.
Thanks to Leo Breebart for providing me with a few of the cover scans.
© 1999-2009 Uwe Milde
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