The “Discworld” series, crafted by the brilliant Sir Terry Pratchett, is a satirical fantasy series that spans 41 novels, published between 1983 and 2015. Set on the Discworld, a flat disc balanced on the backs of four giant elephants which, in turn, stand on the back of a colossal turtle, Great A’Tuin, the series delves into a myriad of topics, from politics and religion to technology and the nature of humanity.
With a unique blend of humor, wit, and profound observations, Pratchett takes readers on a journey through a world that, while fantastical, mirrors our own in many ways. The series is known for its memorable characters, intricate plots, and the ability to both entertain and provoke thought.
Over the years, the “Discworld” novels have been grouped into different sub-series based on main characters or themes, such as the Rincewind novels, the Witches novels, the City Watch novels, and more.
|Author||Sir Terry Pratchett|
|Number of Books||41|
|Publication Years||1983 – 2015|
- Rincewind: A hapless wizard who often finds himself in perilous situations.
- Granny Weatherwax: A powerful witch known for her wisdom and no-nonsense attitude.
- Sam Vimes: The commander of the City Watch in Ankh-Morpork, he stands for justice in a city full of chaos.
- Death: The anthropomorphic personification of death, characterized by his deep voice, skeletal appearance, and a unique sense of humor.
- Tiffany Aching: A young witch who grows into her power and responsibility over several books.
Themes and Motif
- Satire and Parody: Pratchett often parodies real-world issues, from politics to pop culture.
- Morality and Ethics: Many novels explore the nature of good and evil and the gray areas in between.
- The Nature of Reality: Questions about perception, belief, and reality are frequently explored.
- Technology and Progress: Several novels, especially those set in Ankh-Morpork, deal with the rise of technology and its impact on society.
Discworld Series In Order
|S no.||Book’s Name||Year||Book’s Price|
|1||The Colour of Magic||1983||Check Price|
|2||The Light Fantastic||1986||Check Price|
|3||Equal Rites||1987||Check Price|
|6||Wyrd Sisters||1988||Check Price|
|8||Guards! Guards!||1989||Check Price|
|10||Moving Pictures||1990||Check Price|
|11||Reaper Man||1991||Check Price|
|12||Witches Abroad||1991||Check Price|
|13||Small Gods||1992||Check Price|
|14||Lords and Ladies||1992||Check Price|
|15||Men at Arms||1993||Check Price|
|16||Soul Music||1994||Check Price|
|17||Interesting Times||1994||Check Price|
|19||Feet of Clay||1996||Check Price|
|22||The Last Continent||1998||Check Price|
|23||Carpe Jugulum||1998||Check Price|
|24||The Fifth Elephant||1999||Check Price|
|25||The Truth||2000||Check Price|
|26||Thief of Time||2001||Check Price|
|27||The Last Hero||2001||Check Price|
|28||The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents||2001||Check Price|
|29||Night Watch||2002||Check Price|
|30||The Wee Free Men||2003||Check Price|
|31||Monstrous Regiment||2003||Check Price|
|32||A Hat Full of Sky||2004||Check Price|
|33||Going Postal||2004||Check Price|
|36||Making Money||2007||Check Price|
|37||Unseen Academicals||2009||Check Price|
|38||I Shall Wear Midnight||2010||Check Price|
|40||Raising Steam||2013||Check Price|
|41||The Shepherd’s Crown||2015||Check Price|
- Critical Reception: The “Discworld” series is lauded for its wit, humor, and insightful commentary on the human condition.
- Reader Reception: With millions of copies sold worldwide, the series has a vast and dedicated fanbase.
- Television and Film: Several novels have been adapted for television, including “Hogfather,” “Going Postal,” and “The Colour of Magic.”
- Stage: Many of the books have been adapted for the stage and have been performed around the world.
- Radio: BBC Radio has adapted several of the novels for broadcast.
Trivia and Fun Facts
- The city of Ankh-Morpork, a central location in many of the novels, is a melting pot of cultures, much like major cities in our world.
- Pratchett had a unique writing style, often using footnotes to add additional jokes or commentary.
- The character of Death appears in almost every “Discworld” novel, making him one of the most recurring characters in the series.
- Sir Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s in 2007 but continued to write, completing several more “Discworld” novels before his passing in 2015.