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 Bromeliad Trilogy
Order of Discworld Companion Series
Order of Discworld Graphic Novels
|1||The Colour of Magic||1992|
|2||Mort Big Comic||1994|
|3||The Light Fantastic||1998|
Order of Discworld Series
Order of Discworld Stage Adaptations Series
|5||Men at Arms||1997|
|9||The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents||2003|
|15||Nation: The Play||2008|
|16||Lords and Ladies||2011|
|17||The Rince Cycle||2015|
|18||All the Discworld's a Stage||2015|
Order of Dodger Series
|2||Dodger's Guide to London: Based on Original Notes Penned by Jack Dodger Himself||2013|
Order of Johnny Maxwell Series
|1||Only You Can Save Mankind||1992|
|2||Johnny and the Dead||1993|
|3||Johnny and the Bomb||1996|
|4||Johnny and the Dead||2003|
|5||Johnny and the Bomb||2012|
Order of Long Earth Series
|1||The Long Earth||2012|
|2||The Long War||2013|
|3||The Long Mars||2014|
|4||The Long Utopia||2015|
|5||The Long Cosmos||2016|
Order of Terry Pratchett Non-Fiction Books
Order of Terry Pratchett Short Story Collections
|1||Once More with Footnotes||2004|
|2||A Blink of the Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction||2012|
|3||Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Tales||2014|
|4||The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner And Other Stories||2016|
Order of Terry Pratchett Standalone Novels
|1||The Carpet People||1971|
|4||The Dark Side of The Sun||1998|
|6||Shaking Hands with Death (Short Story)||2015|
Order of The Science of Discworld Series
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.
TERRY PRATCHETT AWARDS
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.
TERRY PRATCHETT BOOKS TO MOVIES:
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.
BEST TERRY PRATCHETT BOOKS:
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.