It is known as the Discworld. It is a flat planet, supported on the backs of four elephants, who in turn stand on the back of the great turtle A'Tuin as it swims majestically through space. And it is quite possibly the funniest place in all of creation.
The last thing the wizard Drum Billet did, before Death laid a bony hand on his shoulder, was to pass on his staff of power to the eighth son of an eighth son. Unfortunately for his colleagues in the chauvinistic (not to say misogynistic) world of magic, he failed to check on the new-born baby's sex...
Terry Pratchett turns his acute satirical eye on sexual equality and chauvanism in his hilarious third Discworld novel.
Terry Pratchett lives in Wiltshire. He won the Carnegie Award for the Discworld novel Maurice and His Amazing Educated Rodents. He was made an OBE in 1998.
Paul Kidby is Pratchett's Discworld artist of choice. He has provided the jacket illustrations for many Discworld projects and has contributed to a number of Calendars. As well as THE LAST HERO, he has illustrated all the Diaries, The Pratchett Portfolio and The Art of Discworld. He lives in Hampshire.
The Discworld oeuvre.