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The Last Days of Discworld

It’s the Hogswatch season, and I just finished reading Terry Pratchett’s last Discworld book, The Shepherd’s Crown. While officially part of the young adult Tiffany Aching sub-series, there’s a lot in it that assures us Pratchett hadn’t forgotten about the … Continue reading

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News from Nehwon

When I first started reading Terry Pratchett and researching his books online, I found that a major influence on the early Discworld books was Fritz Leiber, creator of the loveable rogues Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. I read a volume … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Terry Pratchett

One of my favorite writers died today at the age of sixty-six. I can’t recall exactly how I got interested in Pratchett’s work, but I think part of it was due to the fact that he occasionally referenced my favorite … Continue reading

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A Time for Om

Back when newsgroups were still a thing, there were some attempts on the Terry Pratchett fan groups to create a Discworld timeline. I believe this was the result of the discussion, although it only goes up through The Fifth Elephant. … Continue reading

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The Patrician Puzzle

Ever since the beginning of the Discworld series, Terry Pratchett has been consistent in saying that the city of Ankh-Morpork is led by a Patrician, an autocrat who lacks the trappings of royalty. The plot of The Truth suggests that … Continue reading

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It’s All Ephebian to Me

In the Discworld books, most languages are basically the same as ones on Earth, with Morporkian being the equivalent of English. Others are parodies or combinations of real languages, like Latatian being bad Latin and Agatean having both Chinese and … Continue reading

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To Kill a Goblin

Snuff, by Terry Pratchett – Samuel Vimes, Commander of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, is on vacation in the country with his wife and son. If you know anything about Vimes, though, you know that he can’t go anywhere without finding … Continue reading

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