The Colour of Magic

The Colour of Magic
Author : Terry Pratchett
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 286
Release : 2012-06-21
ISBN 10 : 9780552166591
ISBN 13 : 0552166596
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Colour of Magic Book Description:

Twoflower was a tourist, the first ever seen on the Discworld. Tourist, Rincewind decided, meant idiot.Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different. It plays by different rules. Certainly it refuses to succumb to the quaint notion that universes are ruled by pure logic and the harmony of numbers.But just because the Disc is different doesn't mean that some things don't stay the same. Its very existence is about to be threatened by a strange new blight: the arrival of the first tourist, upon whose survival rests the peace and prosperity of the land. But if the person charged with maintaining that survival in the face of robbers, mercenaries and, well, Death is a spectacularly inept wizard, a little logic might turn out to be a very good idea...

The Colour of Magic

The Colour of Magic
Author : Terry Pratchett
Publisher : Dufour Editions
Total Pages : 205
Release : 1989
ISBN 10 : UVA:X006143745
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Colour of Magic Book Description:

The Color of Magic is Terry Pratchett's maiden voyage through the now-legendary land of Discworld. This is where it all begins? with the tourist Twoflower and his wizard guide, Rincewind.

The Colour of Magic

The Colour of Magic
Author : Sir Terence David John Pratchett
Publisher :
Total Pages : 423
Release : 2008
ISBN 10 : 0575085096
ISBN 13 : 9780575085091
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Colour of Magic Book Description:

There was a time when no one knew about the Discworld, a huge disc supported by five elephants standing on the enormous giant turtle known as the Great A'tuin . . . Rincewind was a perfectly ordinary failed wizard until he met Twoflower, the Discworld's very first tourist, and before he quite knew what had happened, he found himself employed, at an outrageous salary, as Twoflower's guide to this strange world. They started off in the Disc's oldest conurbation: proud Ankh and pestilent Morpork, the twin city known as Ankh-Morpork. Before too long the irrepressible Twoflower and Rincewind, who is both inept and cowardly, are forced to flee from the city. They meet up with an increasingly colourful cast of characters as they find themselves spending too much of their time being shot at, terrorised, chased, hanging from high places with no hope of salvation, or plunging from high places (likewise, with no hope of salvation) . . . THE COLOUR OF MAGIC continues in THE LIGHT FANTASTIC, where an event is happening way overhead, far above the elephants and A'Tuin, where the very fabric of time and space is about to be put through the wringer.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Author : Gary Westfahl
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages : 1395
Release : 2005
ISBN 10 : 0313329532
ISBN 13 : 9780313329531
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Description:

A comprehensive three-volume reference work offers six hundred entries, with the first two volumes covering themes and the third volume exploring two hundred classic works in literature, television, and film.

Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett
Author : Craig Cabell
Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
Total Pages : 300
Release : 2011-10-27
ISBN 10 : 9781843588641
ISBN 13 : 1843588641
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Terry Pratchett Book Description:

Terry Pratchett is one of the most loved writers in the world. With worldwide sales of over 65 million copies in 37 languages, his novels are eagerly awaited by his legions of fans year after year. His first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic was released in 1983 and ever since then the series, with its whimsical heroes and fiendish foes, has delighted both young and old alike. In 2007 Pratchett announced that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He has courageously faced the disease head-on, equalling the determination of his characters in his vivid and satirical novels. In Terry Pratchett - The Spirit of Fantasy, Craig Cabell examines his extraordinary life, showcased against the backdrop of his irreverent works. With 2011 the 40th anniversary year of his first novel, The Carpet People, this is a fitting time to pay tribute to the author's artistic achievements and celebrate one of Britain's true national treasures. Featuring an in-depth look at the man and his work, as well as on-screen adaptations and a complete UK bibliography and collector's guide, this is essential reading for any fan.

The Colour Of Magic

The Colour Of Magic
Author : Terry Pratchett
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2008-12-26
ISBN 10 : 9781407034379
ISBN 13 : 1407034375
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Colour Of Magic Book Description:

'His spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction' Mail on Sunday ____________________ Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell like our own, but which looks completely different. Particularly as it’s carried through space on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown). If you’re new to the Discworld don’t worry, you’re not alone . . . Twoflower is the Discworld’s first tourist, he’s exceptionally naive and about to get himself into an array of dangerous and fantastical situations on his travels. And if that didn’t sound fateful enough, it’s the spectacularly inept wizard, Rincewind who is charged with safely chaperoning Twoflower and his Luggage (a walking suitcase that has half a mind of its own and a homicidal attitude to anything threatening) during his visit. Safe to say chaos ensues... ____________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but The Colour of Magic is the first Discworld book. It is also the starting point in the Wizards collection, followed by The Light Fantastic.

The Discworld Graphic Novels

The Discworld Graphic Novels
Author : Terry Pratchett
Publisher : Doubleday UK
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2008
ISBN 10 : 0385614276
ISBN 13 : 9780385614276
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Discworld Graphic Novels Book Description:

Imagine a flat world, sitting on the backs of four elephants, who hurtle through space balanced on a giant turtle. The Discworld is a place (and a time) parallel to our own - but also very different. That is the setting for Terry Pratchett's phenomenally successful Discworld series, which now celebrates its 25th anniversary. The Discworld Graphic Novels presents the very first two volumes of this much-loved series in graphic novel form. First published fifteen years ago, these fully illustrated versions are now issued for the first time in hardback. Introduced here are the bizarre misadventures of Twoflower, the Discworld's first ever tourist, and possibly - portentously - its last, and his guide Rincewind, the spectacularly inept wizard.Not to mention the Luggage, which has a mind of its own.

The Color of Magic

The Color of Magic
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2009
ISBN 10 : OCLC:693779681
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Color of Magic Book Description:

Inside a magical realm known as Discworld, a naive tourist is on holiday until a terrible fire breaks out, forcing him to flee along with an incompetent wizard. As the clueless pair set out on a magical journey across the disc, neither realizes that they are merely pawns in an elaborate board game being played by the Gods. After encountering a pair of barbarians, they take a trip to an inverted mountain housing dragons that only exist in imagination, survive a fall off the edge of the disc and attempt to beat the wizard?s former classmate to a collection of spells that could save Discworld from total destruction.

The First Discworld Novels

The First Discworld Novels
Author : Terry Pratchett
Publisher : Collins Press
Total Pages : 352
Release : 1999
ISBN 10 : 0861404211
ISBN 13 : 9780861404216
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First Discworld Novels Book Description:

This is how the Discworld began. Here is the sapient pearwood Luggage, a mobile trunk which launders any clothes put in it and incidentally homicidally defends its owner. Here is Twoflower, an innocent tourist in a world of nightmares and fairy tales

The Magic of Terry Pratchett

The Magic of Terry Pratchett
Author : Marc Burrows
Publisher : White Owl
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2020-07-30
ISBN 10 : 9781526765512
ISBN 13 : 1526765519
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Magic of Terry Pratchett Book Description:

An in-depth look into the life and writings of the bestselling author of the Discworld novels, Good Omens, and Nation. The Magic of Terry Pratchett is the first full biography of Sir Terry Pratchett ever written. Sir Terry was Britain’s bestselling living author*, and before his death in 2015 had sold more than 85 million copies of his books worldwide. Best known for the Discworld series, his work has been translated into thirty-seven languages, and performed as plays on every continent in the world, including Antarctica. Journalist, comedian and Pratchett fan Marc Burrows delves into the back story of one of UK’s most enduring and beloved authors, from his childhood in the Chiltern Hills, to his time as a journalist, and the journey that would take him—via more than sixty best-selling books—to an OBE, a knighthood and national treasure status. The Magic Of Terry Pratchett is the result of painstaking archival research alongside interviews with friends and contemporaries who knew the real man under the famous black hat, helping to piece together the full story of one of British literature’s most remarkable and beloved figures for the very first time. * Now disqualified on both counts. Praise for The Magic of Terry Pratchett "In this encompassing biography of the prolific fantasy and science-fiction author, writer and comedian Burrows details both the writing accomplishments and the personal life of Sir Terry Pratchett. . . . Burrows spoke to friends and family, and this biography has moments of sadness, especially when discussing Pratchett’s fight with Alzheimer’s. But the book is also funny and conversational in tone, and an excellent tribute to a beloved author.” —Booklist “Affable and consistently engaging . . . Burrow’s buoyant, pun-peppered, and aptly footnote-flecked style . . . helpfully marries his subject matter, propelling us through decade after decade of a heavily writing-centric life while illuminating Pratchett’s complexities and contradictions without any drag in the tempo.” —Locus Magazine “An impressively comprehensive, engagingly written biography. ****”—SFX