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The Discworld Companion
other(s) author(s) : Stephen Briggs


The Discworld can be a hazardous 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 outsanding 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 a book for you.

Complete with illustrations, maps and significant emblems of Discworld heraldy.

* Klatchian Curry Gardens, corner of God Street and Blood Alley. Don't use the kitchen entrance.


The New Discworld Companion
other(s) author(s) : Stephen Briggs


The Science of Discworld
other(s) author(s) : Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen


In the fantasy universe of the phenomenally best-selling Discworld series, everything runs on magic and common sense. The world is flat and million-to-one chances happen nine times out of ten. Our world seems different - it runs on rules, often rather strange ones. Science is our way of finding out what those rules are. The appeal of Discworld is that it mostly makes sense, in a way that particle physics doesn't.

The Science of Discworld uses the magic of Discworld to illuminate the scientific rules that govern our world. When a wizardly experiment goes adrift, the wizards of Unseen University find themselves with a pocket universe on their hands: Round-world, where neither magic nor common sense seem to stand a chance against logic.

Roundworld is, of course, our own universe. With us inside it (eventually). Guided (if that's the word) by wizards, we follow its story from the primal singularity of the Big Bang to the Internet and beyond. We discover how puny and insignificant individual lives are against a cosmic backdrop of creation and disaster. Yet, paradoxically, we see how the richness of a universe based on rules has led to a complex world and at least one species that tried to get a grip on what was going on...


The Science of Discworld II: The Globe
other(s) author(s) : 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?


The Science of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch
other(s) author(s) : Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen

Not many people can see the dead (not many would want to). But twelve-year-old Johnny Maxwell can. And he's got bad news for them: the council want to sell the cemetery as a building site. But the dead have learned a thing or two from Johnny. They're not going to take it lying down... especially since it's Halloween tomorrow.

Besides, they're beginning to find that life is a lot more fun than it was when they were... well... alive. Especially if they break a few rules...


The Discworld Quizbook - The Unseen University Challenge
other(s) author(s) : 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 always 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).

This is a quizbook for fans of fantasy and fun alike - and the ultimate challenge for all Discworld aficionados.


The Streets of Ankh-Morpork
other(s) author(s) : Stephen Briggs

'THERE'S A SAYING THAT ALL ROADS LEAD TO ANKH-MORPORK. AND IT'S WRONG. ALL ROADS LEAD AWAY FROM ANKH-MORPORK, BUT SOMETIMES PEOPLE JUST WALK ALONG THEM THE WRONG WAY' from Moving Pictures

Ankh-Morpork! City of One Thousand Surprises (according to the famous publication by the Guild of Merchants)! All human life is there! Altough, if it walks down the wrong alley, often quiet briefly!

The city celebrated in the bestselling Discworld® series by Terry Pratchett has been meticulously mapped for the first time. It's all here - from Unseen University to the Shades, from major landmarks like the Patrician's Palace to the little-known, er, nooks 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 my own throat. Well, close.


The Discworld Mapp
other(s) author(s) : 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 fêted (or at least fated) explorers : General Sir Roderick Purdeigh, Lars Larsnephew, Llamedos Jones, Lady Alice Ventury, Ponce da Quirm and, of course, Venter Borass.

Now travellers on this circular world can see all : from Klatch to the Ramtops, from Cori Celesti to the Circle Sea, from Genua to Bhangbhangduc. The great cities of Hunghung, Pseudopolis, Al Khali and, of course, Ankh-Morpork are placed with loving care upon this world which is carried through space by Great A'Tuin.


A Tourist Guide to Lancre
other(s) author(s) : 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 Überwald 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.

TERRY PRATCHETT
is Britain's most successful author of comic fantasy, probably the hardest-working writer in the business and a generally all-round good chap.

STEPHEN BRIGGS
is none of these, but knows even more about Discworld than Mr Pratchett which is, when you think about it, very odd.


Death's Domain
other(s) author(s) : Paul Kidby


The house that Death built...and the garden too.

DEATH'S DOMAIN

It's no more than a breath away...

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.

Terry Pratchett

is the author of twenty-three Discworld novels, the most popular comic fantasy series on this, or any other, planet. He lives behind a keyboard in Wiltshire.

Paul Kidby

has illustrated Discworld and its inhabitants in The Pratchett Portfolio, The Discworld Diaries and A Tourist Guide to Lancre. he lives behind an easel in Somerset.


Nanny Ogg's Cook Book
other(s) author(s) : Stephen Briggs, Tina Hannan


'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 in those arts which will keep a weak-willed man from straying. Learning to cook is also useful.'

Nanny Ogg, one of Discworld’s most famous witches, has decided to pass on some of her huge collection of tasty and exceedingly interesting recipes. 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, 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 of Mr. Terry Pratchett, Mr. Stephen Briggs, Mlle Tina Hannan and Master Paul Kidby.


Unseen University Cut Out Book


The Unseen University sits in the centre of Discworld's greatest city, Ankh-Morpork. Some would say it is the very heart of the city. Ancient and magical, it is the home to the greatest library in the multiverse and the oldest building on the Discworld, the soaring Tower of Art. Enjoy the challenge of making all seven buildings and seeing the complete Unseen University literally unfold before your eyes. It is created in perfect detail by renowned illustrator and modelmaker, Alan Batley, from the original sculpture of the University by Discworld Artist Bernard Pearson. This title includes a foreword by Terry Pratchett. Simple tools, patience, and a good pot of glue are all that is required to create this masterpiece. With comprehensive and easy-to-follow instructions throughout, this title is suitable for all from 10 up, including the adult serious model maker.

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