The Ultimate Discworld Companion

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Pratchett, Terry; Stephen Briggs (2012). Turtle Recall: The Discworld Companion...So Far. London: Gollancz. ISBN 978-0-575-09118-4. Hardcover From Ankh-Morpork to Zambingo, and Cori Celesti to the Circle Sea, we invite you to explore Terry Pratchett’s Discworld with the most incredibly detailed, double-sided, fully-illustrated, monumental map of the Discworld ever to have existed! Your guide to the entirety of Discworld®, from The Colour of Magic to The Shepherd’s Crown, and everything in between. The Ultimate Discworld Companion covers the riotous, intricate, and exuberant world that is the life’s work of master storyteller Terry Pratchett. The Discworld Companion is an encyclopaedia of the Discworld fictional universe, created by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs. [1] Four editions have been published, under varying titles. Besides being the most comprehensive guide to Discworld, this special edition also includes expanded entries and information covering the events of The Science of Discworldseries, additional full-colour artwork, and exclusive brand-new illustrations. Bound in a foil-embossed cover and presented in a matching presentation slipcase, this book is the ultimate companion to your Discworld library.

One side features a stunning full colour rendition of the Discworld, while the reverse offers an annotated sepia-toned map bearing the names of topographical features, countries, continents and regions, oceans, rivers and settlements. This giant map of wizardly proportions is an essential aid for prospective students of the magical arts, and anybody likely to get lost on campus. And lets, face it, getting lost in the bowels of the UU could be quite a time-consuming or, at worst, terminal affair. What a boon then to visitors, students and scholars alike to have this indispensable guide to hand! This is, unfortunately, a disappointment. The cover declares "The Ultimate Discworld Companion - containing Everything... and more besides", which is a lie, (apart from the word 'ultimate' in its meaning as 'the last one'). First, the good stuff: Paul Kidby's illustrations are wonderful, and several included here I have not seen before. The new entries for books published since "Turtle Recall" are also covered in reasonable detail, which is good. An updated edition of the Companion, published on 18 October 2012, was called Turtle Recall: The Discworld Companion ... So Far and included information from all the novels up to and including Snuff. [2]

Besides being the most comprehensive guide to Discworld, this special edition also includes expanded entries and information covering the events of The Science of Discworld series, additional full-colour artwork, and exclusive brand-new illustrations. Bound in a foil-embossed cover and presented in a matching presentation slipcase, this book is the ultimate companion to your Discworld library. Born Terence David John Pratchett, Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter. His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe. The Discworld, a flat world atop four elephants stood on the shell of the mighty Great A’Tuin the Star Turtle, home of adventures that unfold over 41 fantastic novels with a cast over 1000 named characters. Terry Pratchett’s incredible book series also includes a rich collection of off-shoots and side publicaitons including maps, guides, journals, diaries, calendars spanning almost forty years – that’s a daunting amount of Discworld to keep a handle on! Why not let the Ultimate Discworld Companion guide you in your journey through Terry Pratchett’s wonderful world, with illustrations by Terry’s foremost artist Mr. Paul Kidby! There are over 40 books in the Discworld series, of which four are written for children. The first of these, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal. In 2008, Harper Children's published Terry's standalone non-Discworld YA novel, Nation. Terry published Snuff in October 2011.

Besides being the most comprehensive guide to Discworld, this special edition also includes expanded entries and information covering the events of The Science of Discworld series, additional full-colour artwork, and exclusive brand-new illustrations. Bound in a foil-embossed cover and presented in a matching presentation slipcase, this book is the ultimate companion to your Discworld library. Pratchett, Terry; Stephen Briggs (2014). Turtle Recall: The Discworld Companion...So Far. HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-06-229255-1. Hardcover, US edition, 464 pp. Your guide to the entirety of Discworld®, from The Colour of Magic to The Shepherd’s Crown, and everything in between. The Ultimate Discworld Companion covers the riotous, intricate, and exuberant world that is the life’s work of master storyteller Terry Pratchett. One side features a glorious full-colour rendition of Unseen University and environs, while the reverse offers a superbly detailed written tour and guide to the University’s rules, traditions, features and facilities. Read it like a broadsheet paper as only the discerning wizard might. Pratchett, Terry; Stephen Briggs (2021). The Ultimate Discworld Companion. Gollancz. ISBN 978-1-47-322350-9. Hardcover, UK edition, 448 pp.Stephen Briggs lives in Oxfordshire and has been involved for many years in the sinister world of amateur dramatics, which is how he came to discover the Discworld. Having read one book, he was hooked and read the entire canon over the next three weeks. As well as compiling THE DISCWORLD COMPANION, THE NEW DISCWORLD COMPANION and TURTLE RECALL: THE DISCWORLD COMPANION ... SO FAR, he has also co-authored the Discworld Diaries, the Mapps and has dramatised most of the Discworld novels. This beautiful (and weighty at 4.5kgs) volume is the essential guide to Discworld’s characters, concepts and creatures, assembled by Terry’s long-time collaborators, Discworld archivist Stephen Briggs and official Discworld artist Paul Kidby.



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