Terry Pratchett Books

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Terry Pratchett is the pseudonym for the novelist sir Terence David John Prachett who hails from Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England. He was born in the year 1948 April 28 to David and Eileen Pratchett. Back in school he was a member of the debating society and wrote articles for the school magazine. This experience credited his education to the Beaconsfield library. He was mainly interested in astronomy during his early age though he lacked mathematics skills. He later developed interest for science fiction but later stopped when he got his first job. Terry started his career in 1968 when he wrote the book ‘Carpet book’ which was later followed by the science fiction novel ‘The dark side of the sun’ in the year 1976. He was a famous author who has written over 70 novels and was the top-selling author in the UK until 2005 with his books being translated into different languages. Terry got married to Lyn Purves in 1968 and was blessed with a daughter Rhianna Pratchett who is also a writer and was born in 1976.In 2007 Pratchett was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease which was responsible for his stroke earlier on in 2005. Pratchett died on March 12th, 2015.

Order of Discworld Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Colour of Magic 1983 Description / Buy
2 The Light Fantastic 1986 Description / Buy
3 Equal Rites 1987 Description / Buy
4 Mort 1987 Description / Buy
5 Sourcery 1988 Description / Buy
6 Wyrd Sisters 1988 Description / Buy
7 Pyramids 1989 Description / Buy
8 Guards! Guards! 1989 Description / Buy
9 Eric 1990 Description / Buy
10 Moving Pictures 1990 Description / Buy
11 Reaper Man 1991 Description / Buy
12 Witches Abroad 1991 Description / Buy
13 Small Gods 1992 Description / Buy
14 Lords and Ladies 1992 Description / Buy
15 Men at Arms 1993 Description / Buy
16 Soul Music 1994 Description / Buy
17 Interesting Times 1994 Description / Buy
18 Maskerade 1995 Description / Buy
19 Feet of Clay 1996 Description / Buy
20 Hogfather 1996 Description / Buy
21 Jingo 1997 Description / Buy
22 The Last Continent 1998 Description / Buy
23 Carpe Jugulum 1998 Description / Buy
24 The Fifth Elephant 1999 Description / Buy
25 The Truth 2000 Description / Buy
26 Thief of Time 2001 Description / Buy
27 The Last Hero 2001 Description / Buy
28 The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents 2001 Description / Buy
29 Night Watch 2002 Description / Buy
30 The Wee Free Men 2003 Description / Buy
31 Monstrous Regiment 2003 Description / Buy
32 A Hat Full of Sky 2004 Description / Buy
33 Going Postal 2004 Description / Buy
34 Thud! 2005 Description / Buy
35 Wintersmith 2006 Description / Buy
36 Making Money 2007 Description / Buy
37 Unseen Academicals 2007 Description / Buy
38 I Shall Wear Midnight 2010 Description / Buy
39 Snuff 2011 Description / Buy
40 Raising Steam 2013 Description / Buy
41 The Shepherd's Crown 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Science Of Discworld Series with Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Science of Discworld 1999 Description / Buy
2 The Science of Discworld II: The Globe 2002 Description / Buy
3 The Science of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch 2005 Description / Buy
4 The Science of Discworld IV: Judgement Day 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Discworld Companion Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Streets of Ankh Morpork 1993 Description / Buy
2 The Discworld Companion 1994 Description / Buy
3 The Discworld Mapp 1995 Description / Buy
4 The Pratchett Portfolio 1996 Description / Buy
5 Discworld's Diary Unseen University Diary 1998 1997 Description / Buy
6 Discworld's Ankh-Morpork City Watch Diary 1998 Description / Buy
7 A Tourist Guide to Lancre ( With: Stephen Briggs) 1998 Description / Buy
8 Discworld Assassins' Guild Yearbook and Diary 2000 1999 Description / Buy
9 Nanny Ogg's Cookbook ( With: Stephen Briggs, Tina Hannan) 1999 Description / Buy
10 Death's Domain 1999 Description / Buy
11 Discworld Fools' Guild Yearbook and Diary 2001 2000 Description / Buy
12 GURPS Discworld Also ( With: Phil Masters) 2000 Description / Buy
13 Discworld Thieves' Guild Yearbook & Diary 2002 2001 Description / Buy
14 Discworld (Reformed) Vampyre's Diary 2003 2002 Description / Buy
15 The New Discworld Companion 2003 Description / Buy
16 The Art of Discworld (Short Story) 2004 Description / Buy
17 The Discworld Almanac for the Common Year 2005 2004 Description / Buy
18 The Ankh-Morpork Post Office Handbook: Discworld Diary 2007 ( With: Stephen Briggs) 2006 Description / Buy
19 The Unseen University Cut-Out Book 2006 Description / Buy
20 Lu-Tze's Yearbook of Enlightenment ( With: Stephen Briggs) 2007 Description / Buy
21 The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld 2007 Description / Buy
22 The Folklore of Discworld ( With: Jacqueline Simpson) 2008 Description / Buy
23 The Illustrated Eric 2010 Description / Buy
24 The Compleat Ankh-Morpork: City Guide 2012 Description / Buy
25 Turtle Recall: The Discworld Companion... So Far ( With: Stephen Briggs) 2012 Description / Buy
26 Discworld Diary: We r Igors 2015: First and Last Aid 2014 Description / Buy
27 Mrs Bradshaw's Handbook: To Travelling Upon the Ankh-Morpork & Sto Plains Hygienic Railway (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
28 Discworld 2016 Diary: A Practical Manual for the Modern Witch 2015 Description / Buy
29 The Compleat Discworld Atlas 2015 Description / Buy
30 Terry Pratchett's Discworld Colouring Book 2016 Description / Buy
31 Discworld Diary 2017 2016 Description / Buy
32 Terry Pratchett's Discworld Diary 2019 (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy
33 Death and Friends: A Discworld Journal (Short Story) 2019 Description / Buy
34 The Ankh-Morpork City Watch Discworld Journal (Short Story) ( With:) 2020 Description / Buy
35 The Ultimate Discworld Companion ( With: , Stephen Briggs) 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Discworld Graphic Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Colour of Magic 1992 Description / Buy
2 Mort Big Comic 1994 Description / Buy
3 The Light Fantastic 1998 Description / Buy
4 Small Gods 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Discworld Plays

# Read Title Published Details
1 Mort: The Play ( With: Stephen Briggs) 1996 Description / Buy
2 The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents ( With: Stephen Briggs) 2003 Description / Buy
3 Going Postal ( With: Stephen Briggs) 2005 Description / Buy
4 Jingo ( With: Stephen Briggs) 2005 Description / Buy
5 Monstrous Regiment ( With: Stephen Briggs) 2005 Description / Buy
6 Hogfather ( With: Vadim Jean) 2007 Description / Buy
7 The Colour of Magic ( With: Vadim Jean) 2009 Description / Buy
8 Carpe Jugulum ( With: Stephen Briggs) 2010 Description / Buy
9 Guards! Guards! ( With: Stephen Briggs) 2011 Description / Buy
10 Interesting Times ( With: Stephen Briggs) 2011 Description / Buy
11 Men at Arms ( With: Stephen Briggs) 2011 Description / Buy
12 Mort ( With: Stephen Briggs) 2011 Description / Buy
13 Wyrd Sisters ( With: Stephen Briggs) 2011 Description / Buy
14 Lords and Ladies ( With: Stephen Briggs) 2011 Description / Buy
15 The Truth ( With: Stephen Briggs) 2014 Description / Buy
16 Making Money ( With: Stephen Briggs) 2015 Description / Buy
17 The Rince Cycle ( With: Stephen Briggs) 2015 Description / Buy
18 All the Discworld's a Stage ( With: Stephen Briggs) 2015 Description / Buy
19 Maskerade ( With: Stephen Briggs) 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Discworld Picture Books

# Read Title Published Details
1 Where's My Cow? 2005 Description / Buy
2 The World of Poo (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Bromeliad Trilogy

# Read Title Published Details
1 Truckers 1988 Description / Buy
2 Diggers 1990 Description / Buy
3 Wings (Short Story) 1990 Description / Buy

Order of Children's Circle Stories Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Dragons at Crumbling Castle 2014 Description / Buy
2 The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories 2016 Description / Buy
3 Father Christmas’s Fake Beard 2017 Description / Buy
4 The Time-Travelling Caveman 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Dodger Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Dodger 2012 Description / Buy
2 Dodger's Guide to London: Based on Original Notes Penned by Jack Dodger Himself 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Johnny Maxwell Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Only You Can Save Mankind 1992 Description / Buy
2 Johnny and the Dead 1993 Description / Buy
3 Johnny and the Bomb 1996 Description / Buy

Order of Long Earth Series with Stephen Baxter

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Long Earth 2012 Description / Buy
2 The Long War 2013 Description / Buy
3 The Long Mars 2014 Description / Buy
4 The Long Utopia 2015 Description / Buy
5 The Long Cosmos 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Terry Pratchett Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Carpet People 1971 Description / Buy
2 The Dark Side of The Sun 1976 Description / Buy
3 Strata 1981 Description / Buy
4 Good Omens ( With: Neil Gaiman) 1990 Description / Buy
5 Nation 2008 Description / Buy

Order of Terry Pratchett Short Stories/Novellas

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Abominable Snowman (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
2 Shaking Hands with Death (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Terry Pratchett Short Story Collections

# Read Title Published Details
1 Once More* with Footnotes 2004 Description / Buy
2 A Blink of the Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction 2012 Description / Buy
3 Dragons at Crumbling Castle and Other Tales 2014 Description / Buy
4 Seriously Funny 2016 Description / Buy
5 The Ankh-Morpork Archives, Vol. 1 ( With: Stephen Briggs) 2019 Description / Buy
6 The Ankh-Morpork Archives, Vol. 2 ( With: Stephen Briggs) 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Terry Pratchett Plays

# Read Title Published Details
1 Johnny and the Dead: The Play (Short Story) ( With: Stephen Briggs) 1996 Description / Buy
2 Nation ( With: Mark Ravenhill) 2008 Description / Buy
3 Johnny and the Bomb ( With: Matthew Holmes) 2012 Description / Buy
4 The Shakespeare Codex (Short Story) ( With: Stephen Briggs) 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Terry Pratchett Non-Fiction Books

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Unadulterated Cat 1989 Description / Buy
2 A Slip of the Keyboard 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Legends Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Legends ( By: Robert Silverberg) 1998 Description / Buy
2 Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King ( By: Diana Gabaldon, George R.R. Martin, Orson Scott Card, Terry Brooks, Robert Silverberg, Elizabeth Haydon) 1998 Description / Buy
3 Legends 3 ( With: Tad Williams, Robert Jordan, Robert Silverberg, Ursula K. Le Guin) 1999 Description / Buy

Terry Pratchett Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 Gaslight & Ghosts 1988 Description / Buy
2 The Drabble Project 1988 Description / Buy
3 Hidden Turnings 1989 Description / Buy
4 Now We Are Sick 1991 Description / Buy
5 After the King 1991 Description / Buy
6 The Writer's Guide to Fantasy Literature 2002 Description / Buy
7 Imagined Lives 2010 Description / Buy
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Born Terence David John Pratchett in Beaconsfield, England, in April 1948, Terry Pratchett was, at school, a proficient student who showed adeptness for writing and the English language. He was a member of his school’s debating team, as well as a contributor to the school magazine. At this young age, Pratchett developed an interest in astronomy and science fiction. He cited this as the real way of ‘getting an education’, rather than what he learnt in school.

Pratchett continued his writing through school and once he had left. This led to his first book, The Carpet People, being published in 1971. The story revolves around a species of characters known as Munrungs. This species live in a world known as the Carpet. Basically, if you hadn’t guessed it yet, their world is supposed to resemble the floor of your own home. It then details the journey the Munrungs have as they travel across Carpet to find a new home after theirs is destroyed. The writing style is very similar to that of Pratchett’s later works, relying heavily on parody and pastiche, In 1992, Pratchett released a revised version of the book, rewriting it after it increased in popularity thanks to the increasing size of Pratchett’s fanbase.

However, although Pratchett wrote many, many books along the lines of The Carpet People, with different series, he is best known for his creation of the Discworld series. While the Discworld series is a series of its own, they can also be broken down into several other series and some standalone novels. The Discworld series contains the Rincewind series, the Tiffany Aching series, the Watch series, amongst others, and each have their own fanbases amongst the broader Discworld fans.

The first two books in the Discworld series, The Colour of Magic, and The Light Fantastic, feature the hapless wizard Rincewind as he travels with Two Flower and The Luggage across the Discworld, exploring the land. The two-parter serves as Pratchett’s real introduction to the Discworld, as a lot of the world is discussed, and how the world itself works.

The last book written by Terry Pratchett was The Shepherd’s Crown, which was release posthumously in August 2015. The Shepherd’s Crown is the 41th Discworld book, and the 5th book in the Tiffinay Aching series. It also features the Nac Mac Feegle. The story continues that of the young Tiffany and how she becomes a mentor herself to a young wannabe witch w ho has just arrived in Lancre.

Sadly, Sir Terry Pratchett succumbed to his ongoing fight with Alheimer’s in March 2015. After his passing, his daughter, Rhianna Pratchett, announced that there would be no more books released featuring the Discworld, regardless of what her father had left behind. Pratchett’s legacy will live on in his writing and also his philanthropy, with his later years dedicated to raising awareness of the elderly and those with Alzheimer’s.

Terry wrote in the sci-fi and horror genres and later on focused on the fantasy genre. He was a writer of distinction which was mainly shown by his ability to write books for both adults and the young. Some of his notable works include Discworld, Good Omens and many others. Discworld is a book series that was written by Terry and it was a comic set on the fiction disc world which was a flat disc balanced on the backs of four elephants which stood on the backs of a giant turtle.

his novel contains themes that run through the series including the sub-genres of fantasy. This series is so interesting and did so well in the fiction novels world raising him to fame. Good omens was written by Terry Pratchet and Neil Geiman.It is a book that talks about the birth of the son of Satan and the coming of the end times.


Pratchett won the British books awards fantasy and science fiction author of the year in the year 1994.in the year 1989 pratchet won the British science fiction award for his novel pyramid which was followed by best fantasy novel in 2008 for locals’ award in his books making money. He won the 2001 Carnegie medal for his recognition of the amazing Maurice and his educated rodents as the year’s best children book published in the United Kingdom from the British librarians. His novel night watch won the 2003 Prometheus award for best libertarian novel. The BBC conducted the big read to identify the best loved novel in the nation whereby Pratchett highest ranking novel Mort came number 65. Of the five discworld novesl that centre on the trainee witch tiffany aching won the annual locus for best year adult book in years 2004 2005 and 2007.


His novel Tracker was adapted as a series in stop motion animation for Thames television by cosgroove hall films in 1992. In 1995 Johnnie and the dead was made into a TV serial on ITV for children ITV. In 1996 Cosgrove hall for channel four adapted Wyrd sisters and soul music as animated cartoon series. Screenplays illustrated for this were published in 1996 and 1997 respectively. BBC one aired a three part adaption of Johnnie and the bomb in January 2006. Going postal third adaption was aired at the third of May 2010. Hog fathers’ two part feature length version starring David Jason and the voice of Ian Richardson was first aired in sky one United Kingdom in December 2006 and ION television in 2007. Better still terry Williams planned to adapt good omens novel for in 1999 interview with empire magazine but it faced finance constraints since 2007.


Usually here we list a few selection books from an author but in this case yeah – just read the Discworld series.

Terry Pratchett FAQ

Q: What type of books did Terry Pratchett write?

A: Although Terry Pratchett did write some standard fiction book, and some science-fiction, Terry Pratchett was mostly a writer of fantasy fiction, which had huge elements of comedy throughout.

Q: When did Terry Pratchett die?

A: Sadly, Terry Pratchett passed away on March 12th, 2015, but he leaves behind a great back catalogue of books, and a legacy that was live for a long, long time to come.

When Does The Next Terry Pratchett book come out?

Terry Pratchett doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Ultimate Discworld Companion and was released on November, 11th 2021. It is the newest book in the Discworld Companion Series.


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