In honor of Terry Pratchett, I want to share with everyone, one of my favorite places in all the worlds – Terry Pratchett’s Discworld. If you know it, you love it. If you don’t know it, I highly encourage you to explore it. There are over 40 books in the series, and I’ve read them all – many more than once. Well, to be honest, many more than a dozen times. It is a world populated by many creatures including, but not limited to; humans, sentient luggage, dwarves, trolls, witches, wizards, vampires, werwolves, heros, gods, and one Nobby Nobs. These books never fail to inspire me, and I want to share them with you.
Fortunately, lots and lots of libraries around the world hold these books. To help you find them, I’ve compiled the complete* list of all the Discworld books with links to WorldCat (so that you can find them near you). Enjoy! and be warned – reading one book, usually leads to reading 3 or more. (It’s the original binge watching. I know, I’ve been binge reading Pratchett since the 1990s.)
Complete* List of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Novels
(In order of publication date)
Not Discworld – but I love it; Good Omens with Neil Gaiman.
There are more Discworld books that are not novels; mapps, cookbooks, portfolios, and handbooks. You can find these in your library too, WorldCat can help:
And now, if you’ll excuse me I have appointments with Rincewind, Commander Vimes, Tiffany Aching, Granny Weatherwax, Moist von Lipwig, and the Librarian**. I’ll send a clacks to let you know when I’ll be back.
Terry Pratchett, I will never forget you and thank you for sharing the Discworld with our world.
* The list is as complete as I could make it. But I’m only human, and the series is impressive, if not magical unto itself and does mysterious things. (I don’t have proof, but I think the books change a bit on every 3rd reading. Text can be slippery that way.) Whatever I’ve missed, please post it in the comments with a link to WorldCat if you can.
** the Librarian is a side character in many stories, but he’s a personal favorite. But don’t call him a monkey, unless you want your arm ripped off.
^ these two are, strictly speaking, picture books and not novels. But I put them on the list anyway.
*^Also, if you’ve never read Pratchett before, I recommend you just pick one and read. the Discworld series is actually made of several series and they do have a reading order. A quick internet search for “Discworld reading order” can lead you to some guides. You don’t really need it though. Read what you think looks interesting and just dive in. I don’t think the Discworld would approve of that much order imposed upon it anyway.
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A Terry Pratchett bibliography (originally derived from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia on 3 July 2005 and ppint's bibliography, mucked about with since then). All dates are of first publication. Revised editions and collections are not listed. The recommended reading order of the books is given in the article Reading Order. Several books are adapted to the theatre, TV or film or are planned to be.
- 01 The Colour of Magic (Colin Smythe, 1983)
- 02 The Light Fantastic (Colin Smythe, 1986)
- 03 Equal Rites (Gollancz, Colin Smythe, 1987)
- 04 Mort (Gollancz, Colin Smythe, 1987)
- 05 Sourcery (Gollancz, Colin Smythe, 1989)
- 06 Wyrd Sisters (Gollancz, 1989)
- 07 Pyramids (Gollancz, 1989)
- 08 Guards! Guards! (Gollancz, 1989)
- 09 Eric (Gollancz, 1990)
- 10 Moving Pictures (Gollancz, 1990)
- 11 Reaper Man (Gollancz, 1991)
- 12 Witches Abroad (Gollancz, 1991)
- 13 Small Gods (Gollancz, 1992)
- 14 Lords and Ladies (Gollancz, 1992)
- 15 Men at Arms (Gollancz, 1993)
- 16 Soul Music (Gollancz, 1994)
- 17 Interesting Times (Gollancz, 1994)
- 18 Maskerade (Gollancz, 1994)
- 19 Feet of Clay (Gollancz, 1996)
- 20 Hogfather (Gollancz, 1996)
- 21 Jingo (Gollancz, 1997)
- 22 The Last Continent (Doubleday, 1998)
- 23 Carpe Jugulum (Doubleday, 1998)
- 24 The Fifth Elephant (Doubleday, 1999)
- 25 The Truth (Doubleday, 2000)
- 26 Thief of Time (Doubleday, 2001)
- 27 The Last Hero (Gollancz, 2001)
- 28 The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents (Doubleday, 2001)
- 29 Night Watch (Doubleday, 2002)
- 30 The Wee Free Men (Doubleday, 2003)
- 31 Monstrous Regiment (Doubleday, 2003)
- 32 A Hat Full of Sky (Doubleday, 2004)
- 33 Going Postal (Doubleday, 2004)
- 34 Thud! (Doubleday, 2005)
- 35 Wintersmith (Doubleday, 2006)
- 36 Making Money (Doubleday, 2007)
- 37 Unseen Academicals (Doubleday, 2009)
- 38 I Shall Wear Midnight (Doubleday, 2010)
- 39 Snuff (Doubleday, 2011)
- 40 Raising Steam (Doubleday, 2013)
- 41 The Shepherd's Crown (Doubleday, 2015)
- The Witches Trilogy (1995)
- Death Trilogy (1998)
- The First Discworld Novels The Colour of Magic/The Light Fantastic (1999)
- City Watch Trilogy (1999)
- Rincewind the Wizzard (1999)
- Tales of Discworld (2000)
- The Gods Trilogy (2000)
- The Rincewind Trilogy (2001)
- The Wee Free Men: The Beginning (2010)
- Tiffany Aching Complete Collection (2014, updated? 2015)
Following Terry Pratchett's death on March 12, 2015 it was announced that The Shepherd's Crown would be the last published Discworld novel
Science of Discworld
- SFX Presents The Authorised Terry Pratchett's Discworld Magazine (with M.J. Simpson) (Future Publishing, 1997)
- Nanny Ogg's Cookbook (with Stephen Briggs and Tina Hannan) (Doubleday, 1999) (Corgi, 2001)
- Where's My Cow? (illustrated spin-off of Thud! ) (Doubleday, 2005)
- The Unseen University Cut-out Book (with Bernard Pearson and Alan Batley) (Doubleday, 2006)
- The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld (with Stephen Briggs) (Doubleday, 2007)
- The Folklore of Discworld (with Dr. Jacqueline Simpson) (Doubleday, 2008, updated in 2009 and 2013)
- The World of Poo (illustrated spin-off of Snuff) (Doubleday, 2012)
- Mrs Bradshaw's Handbook (Doubleday, 2014)
- From the Discworld (with Dave Greenslade) (EMI, 1994)
- Soul Music based on the animated series (with Keith Hopwood and Phil Bush) (Pluto, 1998)
- Wintersmith - musical version - the story of Wintersmith retold using English folk-music, provided by a house-band Nanny Ogg would have not only loved but would have wanted to sing with - Steeleye Span. (Park Records, 2013).
All adapted by Stephen Briggs except for Lords and Ladies which is adapted by Irana Brown
- Mort The Play (Corgi, 1996)
- Wyrd Sisters The Play (Corgi, 1996)
- Guards! Guards! The Play (Corgi, 1997)
- Men at Arms The Play (Corgi, 1997)
- Maskerade The Play (Samuel French, 1998)
- Carpe Jugulum The Play (Samuel French, 1999)
- Lords and Ladies The Play (Samuel French, 2001)
- The Fifth Elephant The Play (Methuen, 2002)
- The Truth The Play (Methuen, 2002)
- Night Watch The Play (Methuen, 2004)
- Monstrous Regiment The Play (Methuen, 2004)
- Jingo The Play (Methuen, 2005)
- Interesting Times The Play (Methuen, 2005)
- Going Postal The Play (Methuen, 2005)
- The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents The Play (Oxford University Press, 2006)
- Making Money The Play (Samuel French, 2011)
- The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents Musical Pack (Bloomsbury, 2011) by Matthew Holmes
- Feet of Clay The Play (Oberon Modern Plays, 2015)
- Unseen Academicals The Play (Oberon Modern Plays, 2015)
- The Rince Cycle (Oberon Modern Plays, 2015)
- All The Discworld's A Stage (omnibus, Feet of Clay/The Rince Cycle/Unseen Academicals) (Oberon Modern Plays, 2015)
- The Colour of Magic, for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64, 1986.
- Discworld, PC/Mac/Sony Playstation/Sega Saturn game, developed by Perfect 10 Productions and Teeny Weeny Games, published by Psygnosis 1995.
- Discworld II: Missing Presumed...!?, PC/Sony Playstation/Sega Saturn game, developed by Perfect Entertainment, published by Psygnosis (PC/PSX versions) and Sega (Saturn version) 1996.
- Discworld Noir, GSP Games 2000.
- Discworld: The Colour of Magic, developed for mobile phones, 2006.
- Discworld: The Ankh-Morpork Map, developed for IOS systems by Random House, 2014.
- GURPS Discworld, with Phil Masters (SJ Games, 1998; maps by Stephen Briggs and Stephen Player, art by Paul Kidby)
Discworld converted to the GURPS RPG system
Later rebranded under the "Powered by GURPS" banner as the Discworld Roleplaying Game.
- GURPS Discworld Also, with Phil Masters and John M. Ford (SJ Games, 2001; art by Sean Murray)
Additional material converted to the GURPS system.
- The Discworld Roleplaying Game, (omnibus) combines The Discworld Roleplaying Game (GURPS Discworld) and GURPS Discworld Also, also updates to GURPS 4th edition and adds information on newer Discworld novels not included in earlier editions. (SJ Games, November 2016)
1000 piece jigsaw puzzles based on the book covers/maps from:
- Terry Pratchett's Collectors' Edition Discworld Day-to-Day Calendar 1999
- Terry Pratchett's Discworld Collectors' Edition Calendar 1999
- Terry Pratchett's Discworld Collectors Edition Day-to-Day Calendar 2000
- Terry Pratchett's Discworld Collectors' Edition Mini Calendar 2000
- Terry Pratchett's Discworld Collectors' Edition Calendar 2000
- Terry Pratchett's Discworld Collectors' Edition Calendar 2001
- Terry Pratchett's Discworld Collectors' Edition Calendar 2002
- Terry Pratchett's Discworld Collectors' Edition Calendar 2003
- Terry Pratchett's Discworld Collectors' Edition Calendar 2004
- Terry Pratchett's Discworld Collectors' Edition Calendar 2005
- Terry Pratchett's Discworld Collectors' Edition Calendar 2006
- Terry Pratchett's Hogfather Discworld Calendar 2007
- Terry Pratchett's Discworld Collectors' Edition Calendar 2008
- Terry Pratchett's Discworld Collectors' Edition Calendar 2009
- Terry Pratchett's Discworld Collectors' Edition Calendar 2010
- Terry Pratchett's Discworld Collector's Edition Calendar 2011
- Terry Pratchett's Discworld Collectors' Edition Calendar 2012
- Terry Pratchett's Discworld Collectors' Edition Calendar 2013
- Terry Pratchett's Discworld Collectors' Edition Calendar 2014
- Terry Pratchett's Discworld Collectors' Edition Calendar 2015
- Terry Pratchett's Discworld Collectors' Edition Calendar 2016
- Terry Pratchett's Discworld Collectors' Edition Calendar 2017
- Terry Pratchett's Discworld Collectors' Edition Calendar 2018
- The Flying Sorcerers, ed. Peter Haining, Souvenir Press, 1998: multi-author anthology including the first release of the Pratchett short story Turntables of the Night.
- Legends, ed. Robert Silverberg, Souvenir Press, 1998: multi-author anthology including the first release of the Pratchett short story The Sea and Little Fishes.
- After the King: Stories In Honour of J.R.R. Tolkien edited by Martin H. Greenberg (1992) contains Troll Bridge, a short story featuring Cohen the Barbarian. This story was also published in the compilation The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy (2001, edited by Mike Ashley).
- The Wizards of Odd, a short-story compilation edited by Peter Haining (1996), includes a Discworld short story called Theatre of Cruelty.
- The Carpet People (Colin Smythe, 1971)
- The Dark Side of the Sun (Colin Smythe, 1976)
- Strata (Colin Smythe, 1981)
- Truckers (Doubleday, 1989)
- The Unadulterated Cat (with Gray Jolliffe) (Gollancz, 1989)
- Good Omens (with Neil Gaiman) (Gollancz, 1990)
- Diggers (Doubleday, 1990)
- Wings (Doubleday, 1990)
- The Bromeliad (omnibus, Corgi, 2008)
- Only You Can Save Mankind (Doubleday, 1992)
- Johnny and the Dead (Doubleday, 1993)
- Johnny and the Bomb (Doubleday, 1996)
- The Johnny Maxwell Trilogy (omnibus, Doubleday, 1999)
- Nation (Doubleday, 2008)
- Dodger (Doubleday, 2012)
The Long Earth Series
Co-written with Stephen Baxter
- The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Fantasy, edited by David Pringle (1998), Terry contributed a preface, republished in Once More* *with Footnotes
- Now We Are Sick, written by Neil Gaiman and Stephen Jones (1994), includes the poem called The Secret Book of the Dead by Pratchett.
- Knights of Madness (1998, edited by Peter Haining) includes a short story called Hollywood Chickens. Republished in A Blink of the Screen
- The Leaky Establishment, written by David Langford (1984), has a foreword by Terry in later reissues (from 2001). Republished in A Slip of the Keyboard
- Meditations on Middle-Earth, an anthology of essays on Middle Earth compiled by Karen Haber, contains Terry Pratchett's essay Cult Classic (2002). Republished in A Slip of the Keyboard
- Imagined Lives: Portraits of Unknown People (National Portrait Gallery, 2011), Terry contributed a story, Sir Joshua Easement: A Biographical Note. Republished in A Blink of the Screen
- Once More* *with Footnotes (New England Science Fiction Association, 2004) is a collection of several of the above Dw and Non-Dw short stories. Terry Pratchett also wrote several stories under the pseudonym Uncle Jim for the Bucks Free Press.
- A Blink of the Screen (Doubleday, 2012)
- Dragons At Crumbling Castle (Doubleday, 11 September 2014)
- A Slip of the Keyboard (Doubleday, 25 Sep 2014)
- Terry Pratchett's Folio (Privately published, 2014)
- Terry Pratchett's Memorial Folio (Clays Ltd, 2016)
- The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner (Doubleday Children's, 2016)
- Father Christmas's Fake Beard (Doubleday Children's, 2017)