Pratchett, Terry

Terry Pratchett, geboren 1948, fand im Alter von 13 Jahren den ersten Käufer für eine seiner Geschichten. 1983, viele Erzählungen und Bücher später, schrieb der kleine Mann mit dem großen schwarzen Schlapphut dann seinen ersten Scheibenwelt-Roman - ein großer Schritt auf seinem Weg zu einem der erfolgreichsten Autoren Großbritanniens und einem der populärsten Fantasy-Autoren der Welt. Bevor er von seinen Büchern leben konnte, war Terry Pratchett unter anderem jahrelang Pressesprecher für fünf Atomkraftwerke beim Central Electricity Generating Board - und nach eigener Auskunft schrieb er nur deshalb nie ein Buch darüber, weil es ihm ja doch keiner geglaubt hätte. Seinen Sinn für Realsatire hat der schrille Job jedenfalls geschärft. Von seinen Scheibenwelt-Romanen wurden weltweit rund 80 Millionen Exemplare verkauft, seine Werke sind in 38 Sprachen übersetzt. Für seine Verdienste um die englische Literatur verlieh ihm Queen Elizabeth 2009 sogar die Ritterwürde. Umgeben von den modernsten Computern lebte Terry Pratchett mit seiner Frau Lyn lange Zeit in der englischen Grafschaft Wiltshire. 2007 wurde bei ihm eine besondere Form von Alzheimer diagnostiziert, gegen die der Autor einen erbitterten Kampf führte. Terry Pratchett starb am 12.3.2015 im Alter von 66 Jahren.

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  • Sourcery

    Sourcery

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    Pratchett, Terry. All this books and stuff, that isn't what it should all be about. What we need is real wizardry.There was an eighth son of an eighth son. He was, quite naturally, a wizard. And there it should have ended. However (for reasons we'd better not go into), he had seven sons. And then he had an eighth son... a wizard squared...a source of magic...a Sourcerer.Unseen University has finally got what it wished for: the most powerful wizard on the disc. Which, unfortunately, could mean that the death of all wizardry is at hand. And that the world is going to end, depending on whom you listen to. Unless of course one inept wizard can take the University's most precious artefact, the very embodiment of magic itself, and deliver it halfway across the disc to safety...

  • A Slip of the Keyboard Pratchett, T: Slip of the Keyboard

    A Slip of the Keyboard Pratchett, T: Slip of the Keyboard

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    Pratchett, Terry. Terry Pratchett has earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series - but in recent years he has become equally well-known and respected as an outspoken campaigner for causes including Alzheimer's research and animal rights. A Slip of the Keyboard brings together for the first time the finest examples of Pratchett's non fiction writing, both serious and surreal: from musings on mushrooms to what it means to be a writer (and why banana daiquiris are so important); from memories of Granny Pratchett to speculation about Gandalf's love life, and passionate defences of the causes dear to him. With all the humour and humanity that have made his novels so enduringly popular, this collection brings Pratchett out from behind the scenes of the Discworld to speak for himself - man and boy, bibliophile and computer geek, champion of hats, orang-utans and Dignity in Dying.

  • The Shepherd's Crown Pratchett, T: Shepherd's Crown Die Krone des Schäfers

    The Shepherd's Crown Pratchett, T: Shepherd's Crown Die Krone des Schäfers

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    Pratchett, Terry. Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength.This is a time of endings and beginnings, old friends and new, a blurring of edges and a shifting of power. Now Tiffany stands between the light and the dark, the good and the bad. As the fairy horde prepares for invasion, Tiffany must summon all the witches to stand with her. To protect the land. Her land.There will be a reckoning . . .

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  • Witches Abroad

    Witches Abroad

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    Pratchett, Terry. Be careful what you wish for... Once upon a time there was a fairy godmother named Desiderata who had a good heart, a wise head, and poor planning skills-which unfortunately left the Princess Emberella in the care of her other (not quite so good and wise) godmother when DEATH came for Desiderata. So now it's up to Magrat Garlick, Granny Weatherwax, and Nanny Ogg to hop on broomsticks and make for far-distant Genua to ensure the servant girl doesn't marry the Prince. But the road to Genua is bumpy, and along the way the trio of witches encounters the occasional vampire, werewolf, and falling house (well this is a fairy tale, after all). The trouble really begins once these reluctant foster-godmothers arrive in Genua and must outwit their power-hungry counterpart who'll stop at nothing to achieve a proper "happy ending"-even if it means destroying a kingdom.