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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  • 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.

  • Lords and Ladies

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    Pratchett, Terry. Granny Weatherwax and her tiny coven are up against real elves.It's Midsummer Night.No times for dreaming...With full supporting cast of dwarfs, wizards, trolls, Morris dancers and one orang-utan. And lots of hey-nonny-nonny and blood all over the place.

  • Carpe Jugulum Ruhig Blut

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    Pratchett, Terry. Mightily Oats has not picked a good time to be priest. He thought he'd come to Lancre for a simple ceremony. Now he's caught up in a war between vampires and witches. There's Young Agnes, who is really in two minds about everything - Magrat, who is trying to combine witchcraft and nappies, Nanny Ogg...and Granny Weatherwax, who is big trouble. And the vampires are intelligent. They've got style and fancy waistcoats. They're out of the casket and want a bite of the future. Mightily Oats knows he has a prayer, but he wishes he had an axe. "Carpe Jugulum" is Terry Pratchett's twenty-third "Discworld" novel - but the first to star vampires.

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  • Soul Music Rollende Steine

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    Pratchett, Terry. OTHER CHILDREN GET GIVEN XYLOPHONES. SUSAN JUST HAD TO ASK HER GRANDFATHER TO TAKE HIS VEST OFF. Yes. There's a Death in the family. It's hard to grow up normally when Grandfather rides a white horse and wields a scythe - especially when you have to take over the family business, and everyone mistakes you for the Tooth Fairy. And especially when you have to face the new and addictive music that has entered Discworld. It's lawless. It changes people. It's called Music With Rocks In. It's got a beat and you can dance to it, but...It's alive. And it won't fade away.

  • Maskerade

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    Pratchett, Terry. The Opera House, Ankh-Morpork... a huge, rambling building, where innocent young sopranos are lured to their destiny by a strangely-familiar eveil mastermind in a hideously-deformed evening dress...At least, he hopes so. But Granny Weatherwax, Discworld's most famous witch, is in the audience. And she doesn't hold with that sort of thing.So there's going to be trouble (but nevertheless a good evenin's entertainment with murders you can really hum...)

  • Monstrous Regiment

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    Pratchett, Terry. It began as a sudden strange fancy...Polly Perks had to become a boy in a hurry. Cutting off her hair and wearing trousers was easy. Learning to fart and belch in public and walk like an ape took more time...And now she's enlisted in the army and is searching for her lost brother.But there's a war on. There's always a war on. And Polly and her fellow recruits are suddenly in the thick of it, without any training, and the enemy is hunting them.All they have on their side is the most artful sergeant in the army and a vampire with a lust for coffee. Well...they have the Secret. And as they take the war to the heart of the enemy, they have to use all the resources of...the Monstrous Regiment.'Not since Evelyn Waugh's novel Officers and Gentlemen has conflict faced such thoroughly cutting questioning... A great piece of writing, akin to Jonathan Swift' Daily Express'You ride along on his tide of out-landish invention, realizing that you are in the presence...