The Colour of Magic (Die Farben der Magie) 1983
On a world supported on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown), 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 ...
Colin Smythe (1983/Hardcover) 0-86140-089-5, cover art by Alan Smith [out of print]
Colin Smythe (1989/Hardcover) 0-86140-324-X, cover art by Josh Kirby
Colin Smythe (1999/Hardcover) 0-86140-421-1, omnibus with The Light Fantastic
Corgi (1985/Paperback) 0-552-12475-3
Corgi (1990/Paperback) 0-552-12848-1
Heyne (1985/Paperback) 3-442-23869-2, as "Die Farben der Fantasie", trans. Dagmar Hartman [out of print]
Heyne (1992/Paperback) 3-453-05860-7
Heyne (1995/Paperback) 3-453-08974-X, Omnibus with "Soucery" [Der Zauberhut]
The Light Fantastic (Das Licht der Fantasie) 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 singulary inept and cowardly wizard called Rincewind, who was last seen falling off the edge of the world...
Colin Smythe (1986/Hardcover) 0-86140-203-0
Colin Smythe (1999/Hardcover) 0-86140-421-1, omnibus with "The Color of Magic"
Corgi (1986/Paperback) 0-552-12848-1
Heyne (1989/Paperback) 3-453-03450-3
Heyne (1999/Paperback) 3-453-16280-3
Heyne (2000/Paperback) 3-453-17059-8
Equal Rites (Das Erbe des Zauberers) 1987
Predicting his own death, the wizard Drum Billet sets out to pass on his power and his staff to his predicted successor, the eighth son of an eighth son. But there is a problem. The eighth son turns out to be a daughter, and women aren't supposed to be wizards. ("Where does it say women can't be wizards?" "It doesn't say it anywhere, it says it everywhere.") But it's too late: Eskarina inherits the wizard's staff, and with the reluctant help of the witch Granny Weatherwax sets out to learn her new calling.
Victor Gollancz (1987/Hardcover) 0-575-03950-7 [out of print]
Victor Gollancz (1995/Miniature-Hardcover) 0-575-06166-9
Victor Gollancz (1996/Hardcover) 0-575-06410-2
Corgi (1987/Paperback) 0-552-13105-9
Heyne (1990/Paperback) 3-453-03451-1
|Mort (Gevatter Tod) 1987
Death comes to us all. When 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...
Mort is an unpromising, gangling teenager who becomes as apprentice to Death, but proves less than gifted at his new task of ushering souls out of the world. In fact, when it comes to the rather attractive Princess Keli (due to be assassinated) Mort fluffs it completely. He kills the assassin instead, thus interfering with the implacable workings of Fate. But reality isn't changed so easily; history as it should have been begins to take shape around Keli's city-state of Sto Lat. Can Mort save Keli before she is squeezed out of existence?
Death, having delegated much of his work to Mort, is displaying disturbingly human characteristics: drinking, dice-playing and becoming curious about the nature of fun. Mort, meanwhile, is becoming much less cheery and showing a worrying tendency to SPEAK IN HOLLOW CAPITALS...
Victor Gollancz (1987/Hardcover) 0-575-04171-4 [out of print]
Victor Gollancz (1995/Miniature-Hardcover) 0-575-06167-7
Victor Gollancz (1996/Hardcover) 0-575-06408-0
Corgi (1988/Paperback) 0-552-13106-7
Heyne (1990/Paperback) 3-453-04290-5
Heyne (1995/Paperback) 3-453-08850-6
Heyne (2000/Paperback) 3-453-17060-1 (announced 09/00)
Heyne (2000/Paperback) 3-453-16879-8 (announced 10/00), Omnibus with "Guards! Guards" [Wachen! Wachen!]
Sourcery (Der Zauberhut) 1988
There was an eighth son of an eighth son. He was, quite naturally, a wizard. And there it should have ended. However (for resons 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.
A sourcerer is born - a wizard so powerful that by comparison all other magic is just mucking around in pointy hats. And his very existence brings the Discworld, which is of course flat and rides through space on the back of an enormous turtle, to the very verge of all-out thaumaturgical war. All that stands in the way is Rincewind, the failed magician, who wants to save the world, or at least that part of it which contain him. More new characters join the Discworld adventure: Conina the barbarian hairdresser, Nijel the Destroyer (whose mother still makes him wear woolly underwear) and possibly the first yuppie genie, who's into lamps as a growth area.
Victor Gollancz (1988/Hardcover) 0-575-04217-6 [out of print]
Victor Gollancz (1996/Hardcover) 0-575-06409-9
Corgi (1989/Paperback) 0-552-13107-5
Heyne (1990/Paperback) 3-453-04300-6 [out of print]
Heyne (1995/Paperback) 3-453-08974-X, Omnibus with "Die Farben der Magie" [The Colour of Magic]
Heyne (2000/Paperback) 3-453-17063-6
Wyrd Sisters (MacBest) 1988
Witches are not by their 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 ...
Kingdoms wobble, crowns topple and knives flash on the magical Discworld as the statutory three witches meddle in royal politics. But Granny Weatherwax (of Equal Rites) and her fellow coven members find it's all a lot more difficult than playwrights would have you believe ...
Everything you'd expect is here - hunchbacked kings, lost crowns and disguised heirs. And they are joined by things you haven't heard of yet, like a stage-struck thunderstorm and the first recorded instance of the in-flight refuelling of a broomstick. Through it all the wyrd sisters ("This cauldron's got all yuk in it!") battle against frightful odds to put the rightful king on the throne. At least, that's what they think. . .
Victor Gollancz (1988/Hardcover) 0-575-04363-6 [out of print]
Victor Gollancz (1996/Hardcover) 0-575-06411-0
Corgi (1989/Paperback) 0-552-13460-0
Heyne (1992/Paperback) 3-453-05408-3
Heyne (1997/Paperback) 3-453-12327-1, Omnibus with "Pyramiden" [Pryramids]
Heyne (2000/Paperback) 3-453-17062-8 (announced 09/00)
Pyramids (Pyramiden) 1989
Being trained by the Assassin'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 ...
It isn't easy, being a teenage pharoah. You're not allowed to carry money, uninhibited young women peel your grapes for you, everyone thinks you're responsible for making the sun rise and the corn grow, you keep dreaming about seven thin cows and seven fat cows and, on top of everything else, the Great Pyramid has just exploded because of paracosmic instability.
And then you've got to deal with all these assassins, sphinxes, huge wooden horses, mad high priests, philosophers, sacred crocodiles, gods, marching mummies, jobbing pyramid builders and Hat, the Vulture-Headed God of Unexpected Guests.
And all you really wanted was the chance to do something for young people and the inner cities.
Victor Gollancz (1989/Hardcover) 0-575-04463-2 [out of print]
Victor Gollancz (1997/Hardcover) 0-575-06484-6
Corgi (1990/Paperback) 0-552-13461-9
Heyne (1990/Paperback) 3-453-04505-X
Heyne (1997/Paperback) 3-453-12327-1, Omnibus with "MacBest" [Wyrd Sisters]
Heyne (2000/Paperback) 3-453-17062-8 (announced 09/00)
Guards! Guards! (Wachen! Wachen!) 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.
"Of all the cities in the world it could have flown into, it flew into mine ..."
Some night-time prowler is turning the citizens of Ankh-Morpork, greatest city of the fantasy Discworld, into something resembling small charcoal biscuits. And that's a real problem for Captain Vimes of the City Watch, who must tramp the mean streets of the city searching for a seventy foot-long fire-breathing dragon which, he believes, can help him with their enquiries.
In a city thrown into turmoil by magic, charcoal biscuits, secret societies and mad lady dragon breeders ("Just tell him sit if he's bothering you"), he's just looking for the facts.
Victor Gollancz (1989/Hardcover) 0-575-04606-6
Victor Gollancz (1989/Hardcover) 0-575-06485-4
Corgi (1990/Paperback) 0-552-13462-7
Heyne (1991/Paperback) 3-453-05029-0
Heyne (199?/Paperback) 3-453-15220-4
Heyne (2000/Paperback) 3-453-17057-1 (announced 09/00)
Heyne (2000/Paperback) 3-453-16879-8 (announced 10/00), Omnibus with "Gevatter Tod" [Mort]
|Eric (Eric) 1990
Eric is the Discworld's only demonology hacker. Pity he's not very good at it. All he wants is 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.
Gollancz (1990) 0-575-04636-8 (Hardcover/Illustriert) [out of print]
Gollancz (1990) 0-575-06836-0 (Hardcover/Illustriert) [out of print]
Gollancz & Corgi (1991) 0-575-05191-4 (Paperback/nicht Illustriert) [out of print]
Vista & Gollancz (1996) 0-575-60001-2 (Paperback/nicht Illustriert)
Heyne (1992) 3-453-06234-5 (Paperback/Illustriert)
|Moving Pictures (Voll im Bilde) 1990
Cameras roll - which means the imps inside have to paint _really fast_ - in the fantastic Discworld when the alchemists discover the magic of the silver screen. But what is the dark secret of Holy Wood hill? As the alien clich‚s of Tinsel Town pour into the world, it's up to the Disc's first film stars to find out ...
THRILL as 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 even heard of") battle the forces of evil and cinema advertising ...
SCREAM as Gaspode the Wonder Dog nearly saves the day ...
EAT POPCORN as you watch the filming of `Blown Away', the oddest Civil War picture ever made ...
A Passionate Saga Set Against the Background of a World Gone Mad!
This Will Amaze You! With a Thousand Elephants!
("And afterwards, why not dine at Harga's House of Ribs, for the best in international cuisine; only two minutes from this book ...")
Victor Gollancz (1990/Hardcover) 0-575-04763-1
Victor Gollancz (1997/Hardcover) 0-575-06486-2
Corgi (1991/Paperback) 0-552-13463-5
Goldmann (1993/Paperback) 3-442-41543-8
Goldmann (1998/Paperback) 3-442-42129-2
|Reaper Man (Alles Sense!) 1991
Death is missing - presumed ... er ... gone. Which leads to the kind of chaos to always expect when an important public service is withdrawn. Ghosts and poltergeists fill up the Discworld. Dead Rights activist Reg Shoe - "You Don't Have to Take This Lying Down" - suddenly has more work than he had ever dreamed of. And newly deceased wizard Windle Poons wakes up in his coffin to find that he has come back as a corpse. But it's up to Windle and the members of Ankh-Morpork's rather unfrightening group of undead (*) to save the world for the living. 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 got in. And a different battle to be fought.
(*) Arthur Winkings, for example, became a vampire after being bitten by a lawyer. Schleppel the bogeyman would be better at his job if he wasn't agoraphobic and frightened of coming out of the closet. And Mr Ixolite is a banshee with a speech impediment, so instead of standing on the roof and screaming when there's a death in the house he writes "OooEeeOooEeeOoo" on a piece of paper and pushes it under the door.
Victor Gollancz (1991/Hardcover) 0-575-04979-0 [out of print]
Victor Gollancz (1997/Hardcover) 0-575-06483-8
Corgi (1992/Paperback) 0-552-13464-3
Goldmann (1994/Paperback) 3-442-41551-9
Goldmann (1998/Paperback) 3-442-42130-6
|Witches Abroad (Total verhext) 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 ... For one thing, all they've got is Mrs Gogol's voodoo, a one-eyed cat and a second-hand magic wand that can only do pumpkins. And they're up against the malignant power of the Godmother herself, who has made Destiny an offer it can't refuse. And finally there's the sheer power of the Story. 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 ...
Victor Gollancz (1991/Hardcover) 0-575-04980-4 [out of print]
Victor Gollancz (1997/Hardcover) 0-575-06580-X
Corgi (1992/Paperback) 0-552-13465-1
Goldmann (1994/Paperback) 3-442-41557-8
Goldmann (1998/Paperback) 3-442-42131-4
|Small Gods (Einfach Göttlich) 1992
Brutha is the Chosen One. His god has spoken to him, admittedly while currently in the shape of a tortoise. Brutha is a simple lad. He can't read. He can't write. He's pretty good at growing melons. And his wants are few. He wants to overthrow a huge and corrupt church. He wants to prevent a horrible holy war. He wants to stop the persecution of a philosopher who has dared to suggest that, contrary to the Church's dogma, the Discworld really does go through space on the back of an enormous turtle (*). He wants peace and justice and brotherly love. He wants the Inquisition to stop torturing him now, please. But most of all, what he really wants, more than anything else, is for his god to Choose Someone Else ...
(*) which is true, but when has that ever mattered?
Victor Gollancz (1992/Hardcover) 0-575-05222-8 [out of print]
Victor Gollancz (1998/Hardcover) 0-575-06579-6
Corgi (1993/Paperback) 0-552-13890-8
Goldmann (1995/Paperback) 3-442-41566-7
Goldmann (2000/Paperback) 3-442-42132-2
Lords and Ladies (Lords und Ladies) 1992
It's a hot Midsummer Night. The crop circles are turning up everywhere -- even on the mustard-and-cress of Pewsey Ogg, aged four. And Magrat Garlick, witch, is going to be married in the morning... Everything ought to be going like a dream. But the Lancre All-Comers Morris Team have got drunk on a fairy mound and the elves have come back, bringing all those things traditionally associated with the magical, glittering realm of Faerie: cruelty, kidnapping, malice and evil, evil murder.(*) Granny Weatherwax and her tiny argumentative coven have really got their work cut out this time... 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.
(*) But with tons of style.
Victor Gollancz (1992/Hardcover) 0-575-05223-6 [out of print]
Victor Gollancz (1998/Hardcover) 0-575-06578-8
Corgi (1993/Paperback) 0-552-13891-6
Goldmann (1995/Paperback) 3-442-42580
Goldmann (2000/Paperback) 3-442-44675-9 (announced 09/00)
Men At Arms (Helle Barden) 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 Detritius (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...
Victor Gollancz (1993/Paperback) 0-575-05503-0 [out of print]
Victor Gollancz (1998/Paperback) 0-575-06577-X
Corgi (1994/Paperback) 0-552-14029-5
Goldmann (1996/Paperback) 3-442-43048-8
Soul Music (Rollende Steine) 1994
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 grow 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 beat and you can dance to it, but... it's alive. And it won't fade away.
Victor Gollancz (1994/Hardcover) 0-575-05504-9
Victor Gollancz (1999/Hardcover) 0-575-068..-.
Corgi (1995/Paperback) 0-552-14029-5
Goldmann (1996/Paperback) 3-442-41589-6
Interesting Times (Echt Zauberhaft) 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 loose but their water buffalos. 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.
Victor Gollancz (1994/Hardcover) 0-575-05223-6 [out of print]
Victor Gollancz (1999/Hardcover) 0-575-06688-1
Corgi (1995/Paperback) 0-552-14235-2
Goldmann (1997/Paperback) 3-442-41599-3
Maskerade (Mummenschanz) 1995
The Opera House, Ankh Morpork . . . a huge, rambling building, where masked figures and hooded shadows do wicked deeds in the wings . . . where dying the death on stage is a little bit more than just a metaphor . . . where innocent young sopranos are lured to their destiny by an evil mastermind in a hideously deformed evening dress . . . Where . . . there's a couple of old ladies in pointy hats eating peanuts in the stalls and looking at the big chandelier and saying things like: 'There's an accident waiting to happen if ever I saw one'. Yes . . . Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, the Discworld's greatest witches, are back for an innocent night at the opera. So there's going to be trouble (but nevertheless a good evening's entertainment with murders you can really hum)
Victor Gollancz (1995/Hardcover) 0-575-05808-0
Corgi (1996/Paperback) 0-552-14236-0
Goldmann (1997/Paperback) 3-442-41593-4
|Feet of Clay (Hohle Köpfe) 1996
There's a werewolf with pre-lunar tension in Ankh-Morpork, and a dwarf with attitude and a golem who's begun to think for itself. - But for Commander Vimes, Head of Ankh-Morpork City Watch, that's only the start... There's treason in the air. A crime has happened. He's not only got to find whodunit, but howdunit too. He's not even sure what they dun. But as soon as he knows what the questions are, he's going to want some answers.
Victor Gollancz (1996/Hardcover) 0-575-05900-1
Corgi (1997/Paperback) 0-552-14237-9
Goldmann (1998/Paperback) 3-442-41539-x
|Hogfather (Schweinsgalopp) 1996
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 a big fat man who delivers the toyd... He's gone. Susan the governess has 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 somethingt regrettably familiar... HO. HO. HO. It's true what they say.... "You'd better watch out..."
Victor Gollancz (1996/Hardcover) 0-575-06403-X
Corgi (1997/Paperback) 0-552-14542-4
Goldmann (1998/Paperback) 3-442-41631-0
Jingo (Fliegende Fetzen) 1997
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 Ankh-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 the people on his side. The enemy might even me 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 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.
Victor Gollancz (1997/Hardcover) 0-575-06540-0
Corgi (1998/Paperback) 0-552-14598-X
|The Last Continent (Heiße Hüpfer) 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 really 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 with a billabong? Yes... all this place has been 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?
Doubleday (1998/Hardcover) 0-385-40989-3
Corgi (1999/Paperback) 0-552-14614-5
Goldmann (1999/Paperback) 3-442-41646-9
Carpe Jugulum (Ruhig Blut!) 1998
Mightly 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 up in a war between vampires and witches, and he's not sure if there is a right side. There's 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 to 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 their casket and want a bite of the future. Mightly Oats knows he has a prayer, but he wishes he had an axe.
Doubleday (1998/Hardcover) 0-385-40992-3
Corgi (1999/Paperback) 0-552-14615-3
Goldmann (1999/Paperback) 3-442-41652-3
The Fifth Elephant (Der Fünfte 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 civilisation 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...
Doubleday (1999/Hardcover) 0-385-409-958
Corgi (2000/Paperback) 0-552-14616-1
Goldmann (2000/Hardcover) 3-442-54509-9
| The Truth (Die volle Wahrheit) 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...
Doubleday (2000/Hardcover) 0-385-60102-6
Corgi (2001/Paperback) 0-552-14768-0
Goldmann (2001/Hardcover) 3-442-54518-8
| Thief of Time (Der Zeitdieb) 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 where there is 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.
Doubleday (2001/Hardcover) 0-385-60188-3
Corgi (2002/Paperback) 0-552-14840-7
Goldmann (2002/Hardcover) 3-442-54528-5
| The Last Hero (Wahre Helden) 2001
He's been a legend in his own lifetime. He can remember when a hero didn't have to worry about fences and lawyers and civilisation, and when people didn't tell you off for killing dragons. But he can't always remember, these days, where he put his teeth ... 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. He's going to climb the highest mountain in the Discworld and meet his gods. 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.
Gollancz (2001/Hardcover) 0-575-06885-X
EOS (2002/Paperback) 0-060-50777-2
Goldmann (2001/Hardcover) 3-442-54531-5
| The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents
(Maurice, der Kater) 2001
Imagine a million clever rats. Rats that don't run. Rats that fight...
Maurice, a streetwise tomcat, has the perfect money-making scam. He's found a stupid-looking kid who plays a pipe, and he has his very own plage of rats - rats who are strangely educated, so Maurice can no longer think of them as "lunch". And everone 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...
Doubleday (2001/Hardcover) 0-385-60123-9
Corgi (2004/Paperback) 0-552-55202-X
Goldmann (2004/Hardcover) 3-442-54570-6
| Night Watch (Die Nachtwächter) 2002
Commander 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!
Doubleday (2002/Hardcover) 0-385-60264-2
Corgi (2003/Paperback) 0-552-14899-7
Goldmann (2003/Hardcover) 3-442-54536-6
| The Wee Free Men (Kleine Freie Männer)
There's trouble on the Aiching farm - a monster in the river, a headless horseman in the drivweway and nightmares spreading down from the hills. And now Tiffany Aiching'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 Disordery...
Doubleday (2003/Hardcover) 0-385-60533-1
Corgi (2004/Paperback) 0-552-54905-3
Goldmann (2004/Hardcover) 3-442-54586-2
| Monstrous Regiment (Weiberregiment) 2003
It began as a sudden strange fancy... Polly Perks had to become a boy in a hurry. Cutting off her hair and wearing trousers was easy. Learning to fart and belch in public and walk like an ape took more time... And now she's enlisted in the army, and is searching for her lost brother. But there's a war on. There's always a war on. And Polly and her fellow recruits are suddenly in the thick of it, without any training and the enemy is hunting them. All they have on their side is the most artful sergeant in the army and a vampire with a lust for coffee. Well... they have the Secret. And as they take the war to the heart of the enemy, they hacve to use all the resources of... the Monstrous Regiment.
Doubleday (2003/Hardcover) 9-780385-603409
Corgi (2004/Paperback) 0-552-14941-1
Goldmann (2004/Hardcover) 3-442-54564-1
| A Hat Full of Sky (-) 2004
A real witch can ride a broomstick, cast spells and make a proper shamble out of everything. Eleven-year-old Tiffany Aching can't. A real witch never casually steps out of her body, leaving it empty. Tiffany does. And there's something just waiting for a handy body to take over. Something ancient and horrible, which can't die. Now she's got to fight back and learn to be a real witch really quickly, with the help of arch-witch Mistress Weatherwax and the truly amazing Miss Level....
'CRIVENS! AND US!'
Oh, yes. And the Nac Mac Feelge - the rowdiest, toughest, smelliest bunch of fairies ever to be thrown out of Fairlyland for being drunk at two in the afternoon. They'll fight anything. And even they might not be enough...
Doubleday (2003/Hardcover) 0-385-60736-0
| Going Postal (Ab die Post) 2004
Moist van Lipwig is a con artist and a fraud and a man faced with a life choice: be hanged, or put Ankh-Morpork's ailing postal service back on its feet. It's a tough decision. But he's got to see that the mail gets through, come rain, hail, sleet, dogs, the Post Office Workers Friendly and Benevolent Society, the evil chairman of the Grand Trunk Semaphore Company and a midnight killer. Getting a date with Adora Bell Dearhart would be nice, too. Maybe it'll take a criminal to succeed wher ehonest men have failed, or maybe it's a death sentence either way. Or perhaps there's a shot at redemption in the mad world of the mail, waiting for a man who's prepared to push the envelope...
Doubleday (2004/Hardcover) 9-78035-603423
Corgi (2005/Paperback) 0-552-14943-8 (announced 10/05)
Goldmann (2005/Hardcover) 3-442-54565-X
| Thud! (-) 2005
Koom Valley? That was where the trolls ambushed the dwarfs, or the trolls ambushed the dwarfs. It was far away. It was a long time ago. But if he doesn't solve the murder of just one dwarf, Commander Sam Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch is going to see it fought again, right outside his office. With his beloved Watch crumbling around him and war-drums sounding, he must unravel every clue, outwit every assassin and brave any darkness to find the solution. And darkness is following him. Oh...and at six o'clock every day, without fall, with no excuses, he must go home to read 'Where's My Cow?', with all the right farmyard noises, to his little boy. There are some things you have to do.
Doubleday (2005/Hardcover) 0-385-60867-5 (announced for October 2005)
|The Omnibus Editions|
The Witches Trilogy (-) 1995
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...
Here are three novels featuring one of Terry Pratchett's most celebrated characters, along with her sidekicks, the fertile Nanny Ogg and the New Age's favourite witch, Magrat Garlick:
Women aren't supposed to be wizards - but nobody told Eskarina, the eighth daughter of an eighth son, when she inherited her father's [sic] staff, and with Granny Weatherwax's reluctant help she sets out to learn her new calling.
In which Granny discovers that meddling in royal politics is a lot more difficult than certain playwrights would have you believe.
The funniest Grand Tour anywhere, as Granny, Nanny and Magrat travel to distant Genua - to make sure a servant girl doesn't marry the prince.
Victor Gollancz (Hardcover/1995) 0-575-05896-X [out of print]
The Death Trilogy (-) 1995
Introducing the Discworld's most popular character - the fellow with the white horse and the ultimate weight-loss programme ... DEATH
Here are three novels featuring Terry Pratchett's most celebrated denizen of the Discworld, together with the usual motley cast, including Death's granddaughter Susan, Binky and the Death of Rats.
Death, having delegated most of his duties to his new apprentice, the uncompromising, gangling teenager Mort, is showing disturbingly human characteristics: drinking, dice-playing and becoming curious about the nature of Fun ...
Death is missing, presumed . . . er . . . gone. Which leads to the kind of chaos you always get when an important public service is withdrawn.
It's hard to grow up normally when grandfather rides a white horse and wields a scythe - especially when you have to take over the family business and everyone keeps mistaking you for the Tooth Fairy. But Susan must face the new music that has entered the Discworld: it's lawless, it changes people . . . it's called Music With Rocks In. And it won't fade away . . .
Victor Gollancz (Hardcover/1998) 0-575-06584-2
The City Watch Trilogy (-) 1999
Be a MAN in the City Watch! The City Watch needs MEN! (Or dwarves or trolls or gargoyles or werewolves...)
The City Watch is a bumper volume containing three of Terry Pratchett's celebrated novels in which those noble defenders of Ankh-Morpork, the greatest city of the Discworld, come face to face with some of the most heinous crimes in history.
Some night-time prowler is turning the (mostly) honest citizens of Ankh-Morpork into something resembling small charcoal biscuits. And that's a real problem for Captain Vimes, who must tramp the mean streets of the naked city looking for a seventy-foot-long fire-breathing dragon which, he believes, can help him with his enquiries.
Men at Arms
There's evil in the air and murder afoot and something very nasty in the streets. And it'd help if it could all be sorted out by noon, because that's when Captain Vimes is officially retiring, handing in his badge and getting married.
Feet of Clay
Someone is murdering harmless old men and 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, and the golems, who may know something, have started committing suicide. Who can you trust when there are mobs on the street and plotters in the dark and all the clues are pointing the wrong way?
Victor Gollancz (Hardcover/1999) 0-575-06798-5
|Books about the Discworld|
The Discworld Companion (Die Scheibenwelt von A-Z) 1994 [with Stephen Briggs]
The Discworld can be a hazadrous and confusing planet : the whole place fair crackles with raw magic and mayhem. For safety's sake, you need an expert companion. - So, Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs, respectively chronicler and cartographer, have helpfully produced this, the one and only definitive guide to the flat planet - its geography, its flora and fauna, its (many) religions, its architecture and customs, and, of course, its outstanding personalities. - If you need to know what Death keeps on his desk, or what Bestiality Carter does for a living, or, for the really adventurous, where to get a curry in Ankh-Morpork(*), or, indeed, anything else about the Discworld, then this is the book for you.
(*)Klatchian Curry Gardens, corner of God Street and Blood Alley. Don't use the kitchen entrance.
Victor Gollancz (1994/Hardcover) 0575-05764-5
Victor Gollancz (1995/Paperback) 0575-06002-6
Vista (1997/Paperback/Updated Version) 0575-60030-6
Goldmann (1996/Paperback) 3-442-43263-4
The Streets of Ankh-Morpork (Die Strassen von Ankh-Morpork) 1993
[with Stephen Briggs]
Ankh-Morpork! City of One Thousand Surprises (according to the famous publication by the Guild of Merchants)! All human life is there! Although, if it walks down the wrong alley, often quite briefly! - The city celebrated in the bestselling Discworld series by Terry Pratchett has been meticuously mapped for the first time. It's all here - from Unseen University to the Shades, from major landmarks like the Patrician's Palace to little, er, nooks like the Dwarf Bread Museum in Whirligig Alley. See the famous streets along which so many heroes have walked, in some cases quite hurriedly! As leading Ankh-Morpork entrepreneur C.M.O.T. Dibbler would say : A snip at any price - and that's cutting our own throat. Well, close.
Corgi (1993/folded map with index in card cover) 0552-14161-5
Goldmann (1996/gefaltete Karte mit Index im Pappcover) 3-442-24719-5
|The Discworld Mapp (Die Scheibenwelt-Karte) 1995
[with Stephen Briggs]
They said it couldn't be done. Well it has been done, proving them wrong once again. After years of research, cunningly contrived in as many minutes the Discworld has its map. It takes full account of the historic and much-documented expeditions of the Discworld's feted (or at least fated) explorers : General Sir Roderick Purdeigh, Lars Larsnephew, Llamendos Jones, Lady Alice Venturi, Ponce da Quirm and, of course, Venter Borass. - Nor travellers on this circular world can see it all : from Klatch to the Ramtops, from Cori Celesti to the Circle Sea, from Genau to Bhangbgangduc. The great cities of Hunghung, Pseudopolis, Al Khali and, of course, Ankh- Morpork are placed with loving care upon this world which is carries through space by Great A'Tuin."
Corgi (1993/folded map with index in card cover) 0552-14324-3
Goldmann (1996/gefaltete Karte mit Index im Pappcover) 3-443-24719-5
|A Tourist Guide to Lancre (-) 1998 [with
Stephen Briggs & Paul Kidby]
Not only an artistic and breathtaking view of Lancre but also an interesting and informative guide to one of the Discworld's more, er, picturesque kingdoms.
Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick live there. Lancre could hardly be somewhere ordinary, could it ?
Magic glues the Discworld together and a lot of it ends up in Lancre, principal Kingdom of the Ramtop Mountains. Between Uberwald and Whale Bay, the Octarine Grass Country and the Widdershins Ocean lies the most exciting and dangerous terrain in all Discworld. The Ramtops supply Discworld with most of its witches and wizards. The leaves on the trees in the Ramtops move even when there is no breeze. Rocks go for a stroll in the evening. Even the land, at times, seems alive.
The mapp may only be two-dimensional, but watch it very carefully
and you might see it jostle about a bit.
Corgi (1998/Paperback) 0-552-14608-0
|Death's Domain (-) 1999
[with Paul Kidby]
The house that Death built... and the garden too.
Everyone needs a place to relax after a long day, after all. So here is the place where the Grim Reaper can kick back and take the load off his scythe. Here's the golf course that's not so much crazy as insane, and the useless maze, and the dark gardens - all brought (incongruously) to life. And here, for the first time ever, you will find out the reason why Death can't understand rockeries and what happens to garden gnomes.
As Death rides Binky into the sunset (of other people's lives), you can at last see what he gets up to when he's not at work.
Corgi (1999/Paperback) 0-552-14672-2
| The Pratchett Portfolio (Das Scheibenwelt-Album)
1996 [with Paul Kidby]
Terry Pratchett's incredible Discworld, floating through space on the backs of four elephants standing on a giant turtule, supports some of the most popular charakters ever imagined in the worlds of fantasy fiction.
But the Discworld people are real, even if their world is a littel fantastic. Readers have their favourites and debastes rage as to exactly how they really look.
Now they're here, warts (except in the cast of Granny Weatherwax) and all. Terry Pratchett and artist Paul Kidby have got together to imagine everyone, from Rincewind the incompetent Wizard to Greebo the rather human cat, in sketches and fabulous full-colour pages.
These are the Discworld people - REAL!
Victor Gollancz (1996/Paperback) 0-575-06348-3
Goldmann (2001/Paperback) 3-442-44422-5 (announced 01/01)
| The Science of the Discworld (Die Gelehrten
der Scheibenwelt) 1999
[with Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen]
In the high-energy magic facility at Unseen University, the wizards have created a miniature cosmos that includes Roundworld, known to us as Earth. As they bicker over the meaning of this--to them--unfeasible and bizarre planet, we go on a tour of Big Science. From astrophysics to quantum mechanics, the interleaved chapters give us a briefing on the history and the present state of play of our scientific learning, while stressing always the limits of our knowledge.
Ebury Press (1999/Hardcover) 0-09-186515-8
Ebury Press (2000/Paperback) 0-09-187477-7
Ebury Press (2002/Paperback) 0-09-188657-0 (Revised Edition)
Goldmann (2000/Paperback) 3-453-17330-9
| The Science of the Discworld II - The Globe
(Rettet die Rundwelt) 2002
[with Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen]
The planet Earth has picked up a parasitic life form -- elves. They get everywhere. And they like humans to be superstitious, fearful and frightened of thunder. They're after our future and must be stopped... but by whom?
Enter the wizards of the Unseen University who, in the best-selling The Science of Discworld, unwittingly created Earth and our own universe. At the time they quite failed to notice humanity. (Well, we've only been around for a million years, so we're easily overlooked...) But now, at last, they've found us.
In The Science of Discworld II science writers Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen join forces again with fantasy author Terry Pratchett to see just what happens as the wizards battle against the elves. The Renaissance, for example, is given a push. London is replaced by a dozy Neanderthal village. The role of fat women in art is developed. And one very famous playwright gets born and writes The Play.
The Globe is a unique book, weaving together a fast-paced Discworld novelette with cutting edge scientific commentary on the evolution and development of the human mind, culture, language, art, and science. The result -- as the wizards grapple with the nature of Good and Evil, and history is rewritten several times over -- is a fascinating and brilliantly original view of the world we live in.
Ebury Press (2002/Hardcover) 0-09-188273-7
Ebury Press (2003/Paperback) 0-09-188805-0
Heyne (2003/Hardcover) 3-453-86174-4
| The Science of the Discworld III - Darwin's
[with Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen]
Roundworld is in trouble again, and this time it looks fatal. Having created it in the first place, the wizards of Unseen University feel vaguely responsible for its safety. They know the creatures who lived there escaped the impending Big Freeze by inventing the space elevator - they even intervened to rid the planet of a plague of elves, who attempted to divert humanity onto a different time track. But now it's all gone wrong - Victorian England has stagnated and the pace of progress would embarrass a limping snail. Unless something drastic is done, there won't be time for anyone to invent spaceflight and the human race will be turned into ice-pops. Why, though, did history come adrift? Was it Sir Arthur Nightingale's dismal book about natural selection? Or was it the devastating response by an obscure country vicar called Charles Darwin, whose bestselling Theology of Species made it impossible to refute the divine design of living creatures? Either way, it's no easy task to change history, as the wizards discover to their cost. Can the God of Evolution come to humanity's aid and ensure Darwin writes a very different book? And who stopped him writing it in the first place?
Ebury Press (2005/Hardcover) 0-09-189823-4
| Nanny Ogg's Cookbook (Nanny Oggs Kochbuch)
[with Tina Hannan, Stephen Briggs and Paul Kidby]
A useful and improving Almanack of Information including Astonishing Recipes from Terry Pratchett's Discworld.
`They say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, which just goes to show they're as confused about anatomy as they gen'rally are about everything else, unless they're talking about instructions on how to stab him, in which case a better way is up and under the ribcage. Anyway, we do not live in a perfect world and it is foresighted and useful for a young woman to become proficient at those arts which will keep a weakwilled man from straying. Learning to cook is also useful.'
Nanny Ogg, one of Discworld's most famous witches, is passing on some of her huge collection of tasty and above all interesting recipes, since everyone else is doing it. But in addition to the delights of the Strawberry Wobbler and Nobby's Mum's Distressed Pudding, Mrs Ogg imparts her thoughts on life, death, etiquette (`If you go to other people's funerals they'll be sure to come to yours'), courtship, children and weddings, all in a refined style that should not offend the most delicate of sensibilities. Well, not much.
Most of the recipes have been tried out on people who are still alive.
Mrs Ogg Gratefully Acknowledges the Assistance in this Literary Argosy of Mr Terry Pratchett, Mr Stephen Briggs, Mlle Tina Hannan and Master Paul Kidby.
Doubleday (1999/Hardcover) 0-385-60005-4
Corgi (2001/Paperback) 0-552-14673-0
Goldmann (2001/Hardcover) 3-442-45050-0
|The Unseen University Challenge (Das Scheibenwelt-Quizbuch) 1996
[by David Langford]
Trolls have smashed down the door, there's a banshee on the roof, the river's caught fire, the librarian has turned into some kind of ape, and this is your starter for ten ...
Questions about figgins, DEATH, mind-destroying footnotes, carnivorous Luggage with lots of little legs, quantum butterflies, the magico-numerical significance of what we must call twice four or seven plus one, and even the precise sex of the Great Turtle who supports Terry Pratchett's phenomenal planet (via four elephant middlemen).
Vista (1996/Paperback) 0575-60000-4
Goldmann (2000/Paperback) 3-442-44514-0
|The Wyrdest Link - A Terry Pratchett Discworld
Quizbook (-) 2002
[by David Langford]
A follow-up to the highly successful Discworld Unseen University Quizbook, The Wyrdest Link will present itself as qualifying tests for various levels of mastery in Ankh-Morpork City's Guilds and other organisations - from the dignified Thieves' Guild to illicit outfits like the feared Breccia (the trolls' Mafia) or the wholly reprehensive Elucidated Brethren of the Ebon Night (see Guards! Guards!). As before, the straight Discworld general knowledge inquisition - presented with offbeat twists and linking themes - will be varied with trick questions, outrageous bogglers, and the occasional near-impossible poser to suit all levels of Discworld fans.
Gollancz (2002/Paperback) 0575-07319-5