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  Terry Pratchett - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Terry Pratchett was born in 1948 in Beaconsfield to David and Eileen Pratchett, of Hay-on-Wye.
Terry Pratchett's novel The Wee Free Men is set to be turned into a film by Sam Raimi, after he finishes work on Spider-Man 3, currently this is expected to be released in 2007.
Pratchett was one of the first authors to use the Internet to communicate with fans and has been a contributor to the Usenet newsgroup alt.fan.pratchett since 1992.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Terry_Pratchett   (2108 words)

 Terry Pratchett Thud! Reviewed by Rick Kleffel
Pratchett leaves his clues about like a man who always writes mysteries, and his subject is much more than the death of a single troublemaker.
Pratchett keeps his mystery well hidden, but there is no deus-ex-fantasia here, just the clues, the facts and a remarkably satisfying resolution.
Pratchett is so comfortable in his milieu that he can write what he intends to be a nicely turned complex mystery and have it resonate far beyond his intentions.
trashotron.com /agony/reviews/2005/pratchett-thud.htm   (913 words)

Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter.
Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983.
Terry Pratchett lives in England with his family, and spends too much time at his word processor.
www.terrypratchettbooks.com /terry   (236 words)

 Profile | Terry Pratchett
My introduction to Terry Pratchett startles me. I had expected this author of over thirty popular fantasy books to be somehow larger than life.
Pratchett regularly holds the top slots in both the paperback and hard cover lists in Great Britain where his sales rank him alongside the likes of Catherine Cookson and Frederick Forsyth.
Pratchett tells me that the six children's books he's written -- all published by Doubleday and Corgi -- were done to gain legitimacy as a writer.
www.januarymagazine.com /profiles/pratchett.html   (1099 words)

 Science Fiction Weekly Interview
Terry Pratchett started out his career as a fantasy fan, and eventually moved into writing and gaining his own fans on a global basis.
Pratchett: It'll be published in the U.K. and the U.S. in early October, and it's planned that I tour in both countries.
Pratchett: With Neil it was a genuine collaboration, and we were having such a great time doing it we didn't care much about the mechanics of it beyond the problem, in those pre-Net days, of making sure we both had up-to-date copies of the text.
www.scifi.com /sfw/issue316/interview.html   (1807 words)

 Crescent Blues| Terry Pratchett: Carpe Discworld
Terry Pratchett: As far as I can tell from experience with mail and on signing tours, there is a fair proportion of younger people among my readership.
Terry Pratchett: What's a book "about?" On one level I could say The Fifth Elephant is about a crime; it's about dwarfs; it's about international diplomacy; it's about how integrity makes poor body armor.
Terry Pratchett: No. It's me. What you see is what you get.
www.crescentblues.com /2_4issue/pratchett.shtml   (1149 words)

 BBC 7 - Drama - Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series of science fiction novels, is one of the best-loved writers of the fantasy/sci-fi genre.
Pratchett's work forms a complex and humorous satire of both our own world and the literary conventions of the genre he writes in.
Pratchett was born in 1948 - unusually for a writer he didn't express much interest in books until he was 10.
www.bbc.co.uk /bbc7/drama/progpages/pratchett.shtml   (418 words)

 BBC NEWS | Programmes | Breakfast | Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett was live on Breakfast, this morning.
Pratchett says he hopes the books are generally written to be accessible at any point.
The bizarre plots and colourful characters ensure that Pratchett's books appeal to a broad readership but the bulk of his fans, are surprisingly not teenage boys obsessed with computer games, but university educated women over the age of 25.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/programmes/breakfast/3698158.stm   (468 words)

 Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett was born in Beaconsfield, England, and he credits most of his education to the Beaconsfield Public Library.
Pratchett notes that when it was time to move on to secondary school, in 1959, he selected High Wycombe Technical High School because he felt "woodwork would be more fun than Latin".
Esteem for Pratchett's work is reflected both in the popularity of his current work and in the value attached to old editions of his books (some fetching as much as £2000) -- as well as in the quantity of metafiction about him and his creations.
www.nndb.com /people/962/000043833   (597 words)

 Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett was born in 1948 in Beaconsfield, Bucks, and decided to become a journalist after his first short story, 'The Hades Business', was published in Science Fantasy magazine when he was fifteen years old.
Pratchett is Tolkein with gags, a satirist as inspired as Tom Sharpe, but less farcical and often much funnier.
Pratchett has faith in words but he is also acutely aware of the independence of their existence.
www.contemporarywriters.com /authors/?p=auth03C12L372912635183   (1358 words)

 The Terry Pratchett Pages - Wizards and Wonders
Terry Pratchett is, amongst other things, the creator of the bizarre fantasy land known as discworld.
Terry Pratchett was born in 1948 and is still not dead.
Terry Pratchett lives in Wiltshire with his wife Lyn and daughter Rhianna.
www.voidspace.org.uk /cyberpunk/pratchett.shtml   (658 words)

 Diskworld Divinity
I had the fortunate opportunity to interview Terry Pratchett on a cold January night as he was finishing his latest novel while battling with the joys of freeware and the scumware advertising it entails.
Pratchett: 'Mort' was hanging about because a guy I know as a friend has got the rights, and he has got some integrity too.
Pratchett: No! Since I started, there have been four 'Next' Terry Pratchetts, which isn't the fault of the authors who were publicised as the new 'me'.
www.computercrowsnest.com /sfnews2/03_march/news0303_1.shtml   (4341 words)

 [FAQ] Terry Pratchett Bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Pratchett has taken the sword and sorcery fantasy tradition and turned it in its ear to create an enter- taining and bizarre spoof.
DEATH Here are three novels featuring Terry Pratchett's most celebrated denizen of the Discworld, together with the usual motley cast, in- cluding Death's granddaughter Susan, Binky and the Death of Rats.
Terry's title is translated as Scheibenwahn, which means something like "weird discs" or "weird about discs" but also points to the discworld, which is called "Scheibenwelt" in germany.
www.faqs.org /faqs/pratchett/bibliography   (14209 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Books | Authors | Pratchett, Terry
Pratchett is "hanging on until I find someone higher up the food chain".
Terry Pratchett was Britain's bestselling author until JK Rowling came along.
Terry Pratchett is the best-selling author of humorous fantasy books.
books.guardian.co.uk /authors/author/0,5917,-117,00.html   (615 words)

 Terry Pratchett Downunder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Pratchett is obviously delighted to have won the Carnegie Medal since there had been numerous references in the past to his having been snubbed by the literary establishment.
Pratchett said, "It's just unfortunate that the current international situation is the pretty much the same old, dull international situation in a new mask, in a world obsessed by the monsters it has made up, and dragons that are hard to kill".
Pratchett, like Ursula Le Guin and Diana Wynne-Jones, has been coming down the "fiction pipe" a long time, well before JK Rowling achieved her success with Harry Potter and supplanted Pratchett in the UK sales totals, just as Pratchett had supplanted Archer.
www.gaslightbooks.com.au /reviews/cstp.htm   (1508 words)

 Going Postal, Night Watch by Terry Pratchett - reviews
Sometimes, the richest moments are when Pratchett uses his satiric wit to poke fun at perceived gender roles, even as Polly's attempts to be a good man endear the reader to her.
Pratchett has a way of dealing with all aspects of his story in realistic ways, even as he pokes fun at it...the army life feels about right.
The point is, what Terry Pratchett does with the ideas of time, the elasticity of it, is a very different theory from the "If you step on a butterfly you may disappear because you've just killed your father and now will never be born" type of time planning.
mostlyfiction.com /scifi/pratchett.htm   (3252 words)

 Terry Pratchett - A Biography
The Light Fantastic was published in 1986, by which time it had become obvious to Terry and myself that if he was to maximise his potential, then he had to move to a major publishing house, as my company was incapable of coping with bestsellers, and that this should be done while we were friends.
The Pratchett Portfolio of Paul Kidby's illustrations of Discworld denizens, with accompanying text by Terry, was published in September and November saw the publication of Hogfather, the paperback edition of Maskerade, and the release by Psygnosis of Perfect Entertainment's game, Discworld II: Missing, Presumed....
Terry has also be working closely with Perfect Entertainment on the third computer game, this one in 3-D, called Discworld Noir, for release, I think, in May 1999.
www.voidspace.org.uk /cyberpunk/pratchett_biog.shtml   (1847 words)

 Interview | Terry Pratchett
And while, until a few years ago, Pratchett's following outside of the UK was small and somewhat cultish, recent years have seen the number of Discworld fans growing in other places, as well.
Pratchett is perhaps less impressed than anyone with all of these statistics.
Since the time of this itnerview with Pratchett, he was awarded the The Carnegie Medal, which is the highest award given to authors of children's books written in the UK.
www.januarymagazine.com /profiles/tpratchett2002.html   (2897 words)

 Terry Pratchett Books - Signed, used, new, out-of-print   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Terry Pratchett takes aim at classic fairy tales, voodoo, and the culture of New Orleans in this installment of the long-running humorous fantasy series set on the Discworld.
Terry Pratchett mocks secret societies, royal pretenders, and the life of the humble beat cop in this eighth entry in the Discworld fantasy series.
Captain Vimes is preparing to leave the Watch to marry Lady Sybil Ramkin when his attention is captured by the mysterious murders of a dwarf and a clown, an exploded swamp dragon, and the theft of a dangerously compelling...
www.alibris.com /search/books/author/Pratchett,Terry   (1326 words)

 Amazon.com: The Truth: Books: Terry Pratchett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Terry Pratchett has a marvelous habit of taking devices or institutions that have developed over time in our word and subjecting them to the literary equivalent of time-lapse photography when he imports them into Discworld.
Following close on the heals of "The Fifth Elephant," Terry Pratchett has again turned in an equally outstanding performance with "The Truth." Parodying and poking fun at everything from the homeless to the patrician rich, enterprise, technology, the law and the fifth estate---the news and the olds---Pratchett is nothing if not an equal opportunity satirist.
Pratchett here turns a critical eye towards bigotry, as well as the temporal and largely relative nature found in the use of words and their extension as truth.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0380818191?v=glance   (2144 words)

 Terry Pratchett
Pratchett caters to the absurd lunatic in us all, and delivers a very silly, very satisfying story on a pretty platter called Discworld.
Pratchett's Discworld novels are incredibly different and creative.
Pratchett's writing style is both warm and intoxicating.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Maskerade (Discworld S.): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Pratchett has written a very skillful parody of the Phantom of the Opera, and it leaves you giggling the whole way through.
Pratchett has an outstanding capacity to research a topic, then present his findings with peerless clarity and wit.
Pratchett seems to me to focus very well on a particular kind of fantasy and he doesn’t fall into the trap of mixing genres.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0552142360   (1391 words)

 Terry Pratchett - Tales of Wysardry
Terry Pratchett is a British author who is best known for his Discworld series - humorous fantasy books based on a flat world shaped like a disc.
As he manages to release a new novel approximately every 6 months, it is not unknown for 2 or more of his books to be in the top 10 best-sellers list at the same time.
Terry is not only interested in computers, he enjoys trying to make them do things they were never intended to do and is also on the 'net.
galileo.spaceports.com /~wysardry/tales/p/pratchett   (317 words)

 Terry Pratchett Unseen Message Board
The Terry Pratchett Unseen Message Board is here for anyone who wishes to discuss Terry Pratchett, the Discworld, related subjects and all the Discworld novels and non-Discworld Terry Pratchett works in a friendly, intelligent environment.
The Terry Pratchett Unseen Message Board also welcomes enthusiasts of literature in general, both reading and writing.
As writers, we are so often tempted to create serious characters and serious dilemmas — after all, the usual story starts off with a character, happy at home and then there is a problem — the character must go out from their comfort zone to confront that problem.
www.terrypratchettbooks.org   (509 words)

 Musing On Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett writes stories that can be enjoyed as comic romps, witty philosophical commentary, delicious sendups of popular cultural icons, or intricately clever fantasies.
There is a lot of material about Terry Pratchett on the web: bibliographies, reviews, annotations, quotations, biography and fannish filk songs, among other things.
Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman set the Apocalypse on its ear and spin it.
members.tripod.com /AmusedMuse/pratchett.html   (586 words)

 Barnes & Noble.com - Terry Pratchett - Books: Meet the Writers
Pratchett took advantage of his meeting with Bander van Duren to pitch a weird story about a battle set in the pile of a frayed carpet.
Pratchett's take on fantasy fiction is quite unlike that of anyone else working in the genre.
However, Pratchett has retooled Middle Earth and Narnia with gleeful goofiness, using his Discworld as a means to poke fun at fantasy.
www.barnesandnoble.com /writers/writerdetails.asp?userid=mHu10WSH29&cid=1008618   (1801 words)

 The L-Space Web: Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett is a British author of humorous fantasy books, science fiction, and young adult books (which are none the less devoured by his adult fans).
Terry has had numerous appearances on TV and radio, some of which are listed here.
While spending time on alt.fan.pratchett, Terry has said many things, some of which have been captured forever, here in part of the Pratchett Quote File.
www.co.uk.lspace.org /about-terry   (343 words)

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