Published on March 20th, 2015 | by admin

The Genius That Was Sir Terry Pratchett

As an English author of numerous best selling fantasy novels and children’s books, Sir Terry Pratchett will be sorely missed after recently passing away.

Best known for his Discworld series of books, the acclaimed writer produced over 70 novels using science fiction and fantasy to craft his books.

Sales of the Discworld novels, which is set around a humorous and fantasy based story of a disc shaped world, is quite astounding.

Having sold more than 85 million books around the world over a career spanning five decades, Sir Terry Pratchett was the UK’s best selling author of the 1990’s.

He published his first novel in 1971 which was titled The Carpet People and his first Discworld novel 12 years later.

Indeed, the popularity of his first Discworld novel in 1983 titled The Colour of Magic led to a further 39 books in the series, the last of which was called the Raising Steam.

As well as having been translated into over 30 different languages due to the worldwide appeal of his books, the success of these novels is further demonstrated by the fact that his books have been widely adapted for stage and screen.

Not just that, but two of his characters from the Discworld series, namely Nanny Ogg, a witch and member of the Lancre coven and Rincewind, a cowardly wizard, were even included in the Royal Mail Magic Realms collectibles stamp issue of 2010.

Literature fans will be delighted to learn that two final books written by Terry Pratchett are due out later this year. Readers can return to the fantasy universe of Discworld one more time to read his book titled The Shepherd’s Crown. The second book set to hit the shelves later in 2015 will be The Long Utopia, the fourth novel in his science fiction series called The Long Earth.


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