The fourth book in the Science of Discworld series, and this time around dealing with the really big questions, Terry Pratchett’s brilliant new Discworld story Judgement Day is annotated with very big footnotes (the interleaving chapters) by mathematician Ian Stewart and biologist Jack Cohen, to bring you a mind-mangling combination of fiction, cutting-edge science and philosophy.
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THE AMAZING MAURICE AND HIS EDUCATED RODENTS
Everyone knows about rats and pipers so when Maurice, a streetwise tom-cat, meets a child piper with his own plague of educated rats, he realises that he has found the perfect money-making scam. The con goes sadly wrong in the town of Bad Blintz, where the rats learn a new word - EVIL.
A BLINK OF THE SCREEN
A collection of short stories and other short-form fiction from one of the world's best-loved authors. Here are characters both familiar and undiscovered; abandoned worlds and others still expanding; adventure, chickens, death, disco and, actually, some quite disturbing ideas about Christmas.
Book 23 in 'Discworld' series: Mightily Oats comes to Lancre to become a priest and is caught up in a war between witches and vampires!
THE COLOUR OF MAGIC
lst book in Discworld series. Discworld is flat and moves through space on the back of a giant turtle. Twoflower and his inept guide Rincewind search for thrills and adventure.
Book 2 of the Book of the Nomes: When humans threaten their new home in the quarry, the natural thing would be to run and hide. But the nomes have got the wild idea that they should fight back. After all, everyone knows that nomes are faster and smarter than humans, and now they have a secret weapon . . .
DRAGONS AT CRUMBLING CASTLE: AND OTHER STORIES
Fourteen fantastically funny stories from master storyteller Sir Terry Pratchett, full of time travel and tortoises, monsters and mayhem!
Book 3 of the Discworld Series. Although the dying wizard, Drum Billet, passed on his staff of power to the eighth son of an eighth son, there was one thing he forgot to do – check the new-born baby’s sex… Now there’s a problem. Women aren’t supposed to be wizards.
Ninth book of the Discworld series: Eric is the Discworld's only demonology hacker. The trouble is, he's not very good at it. All he wants is the usual three wishes: to be immortal, rule the world and have the most beautiful woman fall madly in love with him. But what he gets is Rincewind, the most incompetent wizard, and Rincewind's Luggage (the world's most dangerous travel accessory) into the bargain.
THE FIFTH ELEPHANT
Book 24 in the Discworld Series. In Discworld, Sam Vimes, once ambassador to Uberwald, is a man on the run. If he doesn't make it through the forest to civilization there's going to be a terrible war.
Eighth book of the Discworld series: Insurrection is in the air in Ankh-Morpork. But this time, something is different – the Have-Nots have found the key to a dormant, lethal weapon that even they don’t fully understand, and they’re about to unleash a campaign of terror on the city.
A HAT FULL OF SKY
Sequel to 'Wee Free Men' (616457). Tiffany dreams of being a real witch but when something takes over her body she has to learn to be a witch really quickly. She is helped by Miss Level, Mistress Weatherfax and, of course, the Nac Mac Feegle.
Book 20 of the Discworld series: It's the night before Hogswatch. And it's too quiet. Where is the big jolly fat man? Why is Death creeping down chimneys and trying to say Ho Ho Ho? The darkest night of the year is getting a lot darker...Susan the gothic governess has got to sort it out by morning, otherwise there won't be a morning. Ever again...
I SHALL WEAR MIDNIGHT
Book 38 in the Discworld series. It's not easy being a witch, and it's certainly not all whizzing about on broomsticks, but Tiffany Aching - teen witch - is doing her best. Until something evil wakes up. This evil ghost from the past is hunting down one witch in particular. He's hunting for Tiffany. And he's found her . . .
JOHNNY AND THE BOMB
When Johnny and his friends find Mrs Tachyon semi-conscious in an alley they have to do something to help.
JOHNNY AND THE DEAD
Twelve-year-old Johnny can see the dead, and they’re not happy: the council is going to sell the cemetery. But they are not going to take it lying down, especially as it’s Halloween tomorrow.
THE LAST CONTINENT
Book 22 in the Discworld Series. This is the Discworld's last continent. A man in a hat whose luggage follows him on legs is about to change history. Could Rincewind be the last hero?
THE LAST HERO
Book 27 in the Discworld series. It's time the Last Hero in the world returns what the first hero stole. Trouble is, that'll mean the end of the world, if no one stops him in time.
Book 2 Discworld Series. Discworld is on a collision course with the malevolent Red Star. Only one person can save them - the inept and cowardly wizard, Rincewind.
LORDS AND LADIES
Book 14 in Discworld Series. Dwarfs, wizards and trolls plus a touch of humour, cruelty and kidnapping in the glittering realm of Faerie.
MEN AT ARMS
Book 15 of the Discworld series: The City Watch needs MEN! But what it's got includes Corporal Carrot (technically a dwarf), Lance-constable Cuddy (really a dwarf), Lance-constable Detritus (a troll), and Corporal Nobbs (disqualified from the human race for shoving). And they need all the help they can get, because someone in Ankh-Morpork has been getting dangerous ideas - about crowns and legendary swords, and destiny.
Book 31 in the Discworld Series. Polly Perks has found impersonating a boy reasonably easy, but when she joins the army to search for her brother she suddenly finds herself in the midst of a war, being hunted by the enemy. All she and her fellow untrained recruits have on their side is an artful sergeant and the resources of the Monstrous Regiment!
Book 4 in Discworld series. Mort accepts the job of Death's apprentice and finds the responsibilities clash with his own romantic ideas.
The alchemists of the Discworld have discovered the magic of the silver screen. But what is the dark secret of Holy Wood hill? It's up to 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 heard of') to find out.... 10th book of the Discworld series.
Book 29 in the Discworld Series. Sam Vimes, Commander of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch once had it all, but after being struck by lightning he finds himself back in his own past. The city in the past was a much nastier place and Sam has to work hard just to stay alive!
ONLY YOU CAN SAVE MANKIND
As the mighty alien fleet from the latest computer game thunders across the screen, Johnny Maxwell prepares to blow them into a million pieces. But they send him a message: We surrender. They're not supposed to do that! They're supposed to die. But it's only a game, isn't it... Isn't it?
7th book of the Discworld series; Teppic has just become the pharaoh of a small and penniless country rather earlier than expected, and his treasury is unlikely to stretch to the building of a monumental pyramid to honour his dead father. He’d had the best education money could buy of course, but unfortunately the syllabus at the Assassin's Guild in Ankh-Morpork did not cover running a kingdom and basic financial acumen...
Book 40 in the Discworld series. Moist von Lipwig is not a man who enjoys hard work. Steam is rising over Discworld, driven by Mister Simnel. Moist will have to grapple with gallons of grease, goblins and some very angry dwarfs if he's going to stop it all going off the rails.
Book 11 in the Discworld Series. Ghosts and poltergeists fill up the Discworld. Dead Rights activist Reg Shoe, 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.
THE SCIENCE OF DISCWORLD II: THE GLOBE
In this continuing Terry Pratchett story (with intervening chapters from Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart) our authors join forces again to see just what happens when the wizards meddle with history, in a battle against the elves for the future of humanity on Earth. Continued from 13199.
THE SCIENCE OF DISCWORLD III: DARWIN'S WATCH
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. 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.
THE SCIENCE OF DISCWORLD
Through this original Terry Pratchett story (with intervening chapters from Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart) 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 of what was going on.
THE SHEPHERDS CROWN
Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength. As the fairy horde prepares for invasion, Tiffany must summon all the witches to stand with her. To protect the land. Her land. There will be a reckoning...
A SLIP OF THE KEYBOARD
With all the humour and humanity that have made his novels so enduringly popular, this collection brings Pratchett out from behind the scenes of the Discworld to speak for himself – man and boy, bibliophile and computer geek, champion of hats, orang-utans and Dignity in Dying.
Book 13 of the Discworld series: Brutha is a simple lad who only wants to tend his melon patch. Until one day he hears the voice of a god calling his name. Brutha is the Chosen One. Or at least the only One available. He wants peace and justice and brotherly love. He also wants the Inquisition to stop torturing him now, please . . . But most of all, what he really wants is for his small god to choose Someone Else...
Book 16 of the Discworld series: Being sixteen is always difficult, even more so when your Grandfather rides a white horse and wields a scythe. Especially if he decides to take a well-earned break, so that 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.
Book 5 in the Discworld Series. 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 to the very verge of all-out thaumaturgical war.
THIEF OF TIME
Book 26 in the Discworld Series. Time is a resource to be managed, and the job is done by the Monks of History. But the construction of the world's first accurate clock starts a race for Lu Tze and Lobsang Ludd, because if time stops that will bring problems for everyone!
Book 34 in the Discworld series. Koom Valley? That was where the trolls ambushed the dwarves. 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 the battlefought again, right outside his office.
Book 1 of the Book of the Nomes:The nomes are tiny little people who, up until now, lived happily beneath the floorboards of Arnold Bros (est 1905) department store. Then a devastating piece of news shatters their existence: the Store - their whole world - is to be demolished. It's up to Masklin, one of the last nomes to come into the Store, to mastermind an unbelievable escape plan that will take all the nomes into the dangers of the great Outside...
Book 37 of the Discworld Series. Football comes to Discworld and the wizards of Unseen University must win a match without using magic.
THE WEE FREE MEN
Tiffany Aching has to get back her little brother, stolen by the Queen of the Fairies. Helping her are the Wee Free Men, tiny blue pictsies who were thrown out of Fairyland for being drunk and disorderly.
Book 3 of the Book of the Nomes: Somewhere in a place so far up that there is no down, a ship is waiting to take the nomes home. And one nome, Masklin, knows that they've got to try and contact the ship. It means going to Florida (wherever that is), then getting to the launch of a communications satellite (whatever that is). A ridiculous plan. But Masklin doesn't know this, so he tries to do it anyway. And the first step is to try and hitch a ride on a new kind of truck, a truck with wings.
When the Spirit of Winter takes a fancy to young witch Tiffany Aching, he wants her to stay in his gleaming, frozen world. For ever. It will take all the young witch's skill and cunning, as well as help from the legendary Granny Weatherwax and the irrepressible Wee Free Men, to survive until Spring. Because if Tiffany doesn't make it to Spring – Spring won't come.
THE WITCH'S VACUUM CLEANER
Fourteen fantastically funny stories from master storyteller Sir Terry Pratchett, full of food fights, pirates, wizards and crooks!
Book 12 of the Discworld series: How difficult could it be to make sure that a servant girl doesn't marry a prince? For the witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick, things are never 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.
Sixth book of the Discworld series: Three witches gathered on a lonely heath. A king cruelly murdered, his throne usurped by his ambitious cousin. A child heir and the crown of the kingdom, both missing… Through it all the Wyrd Sisters battle against frightful odds to put the rightful king on the throne. At least, that's what they think. . .