If you haven’t already read the tribute to Terry Pratchett by his daughter Rhianna that was posted over the weekend, drop everything and read it now. It’s moving, and brilliant, and gives you a renewed appreciation for one of fantasy’s best authors.
The winter holidays have a developed a life of their own, separate from whatever religious basis they originally had. And while it’s easy to decry it all as shallow, the best argument in favor of Christmas comes from Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather. And it’s a secular one.
The latest Discworld book, The Shepherd’s Crown, doesn’t just have the task of wrapping up the story of Tiffany Aching, trainee witch. It’s also the very last Discworld book, since author Terry Pratchett sadly passed away earlier this year. The good news is, this is a solid ending to both stories.
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer probably won’t be read 100 years from now, argues The Prestige author Christopher Priest. But Stephen King and J.K. Rowling have a decent shot at posterity. Also: Terry Pratchett, whose final Discworld book just came out, has an excellent chance at sticking around.
Ever since Terry Pratchett’s death in March, there’s been some speculation as to whether or not the series would continue. Now, his daughter, Rhianna Pratchett has announced that his forthcoming novel, The Shepherd’s Crown, will be the final installment of the series.
Looking for some awesome beach reads? Science fiction and fantasy have you covered. There’s a new Shannara book, a brand new Laurell K. Hamilton, and an Alistair Reynolds novella. Plus Scalzi’s next Old Man’s War book, and Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter’s Long Utopia. Here are all the books you can’t miss in June!
Terry Pratchett’s Discworld might look intimidating — there are 40 books, and they’re humorous fantasy, which seems like it could be an acquired taste. But everybody should read at least one Discworld book, because they’re wonderful, and there’s something for everyone. Here’s our complete guide to Pratchett’s…
Pratchett, who passed away this March, will live on in the books he penned, the beloved Discworld series, and in the streets of London. A truly lovely tribute mural has popped up and it’s perfect. See the painting below.
We all know that economists love science fiction — especially Isaac Asimov fan Paul Krugman. But science fiction and fantasy can also help teach ordinary people about the Dismal Science. Here are 22 great science fiction and fantasy stories that can help you make sense of economics.
Terry Pratchett is dead and the world is a poorer place for it. But before he left the world, he graced it with many, many, many novels, most of them set in the world (and mirror of worlds) of Discworld. And while Discworld is wonderful (it provokes wonder), that's not the only work he has written. Here are five you…
We're still devastated by the news of Sir Terry Pratchett's passing last week. But at least there's one last book to look forward to: Pratchett's The Shepherd's Crown, a book about his young witch, Tiffany Aching.
Sir Terry Pratchett, author of the beloved Discworld fantasy novels and countless other bestselling books, died earlier today at the age of 66.
Even if you're not in the UK, you can listen to the Good Omens radio play online. BBC Radio 4 has the first two episodes of the adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's apocalyptic comedy are available for streaming, and will be for the next four weeks
The first ever dramatisation of Good Omens is coming to BBC Radio 4 next month - and the BBC have finally lifted the lid on when you'll be able listen to it, as well as a brief teaser starring the two writers themselves.
Sometimes you get hold of a nifty new piece of gear, and you just want to try it out without wasting time with the manual. After all, what's the worst that could happen? A lot, it turns out. Here are 10 science fiction and fantasy stories where people didn't read the instructions... with disastrous results.
A while back, Neil Gaiman heard someone said of Terry Pratchett, "What a jolly old elf Sir Terry is." And that struck his long-time friend and sometime collaborator as absolutely wrong. So Gaiman took pen to paper to explain why.
Uhh, yes please: the BBC have announced that both Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett are collaborating on the first ever dramatisation of their 1990 classic Good Omens. It's not just happening, it's happening very soon - this December in fact!
A lot of people seem to think "funny" equals "light-weight." Like a comedy can't deal with important issues, or pack a huge emotional punch. But decades of science fiction and fantasy comedy prove otherwise. Which funny story actually hits you where it counts, more than most "serious" dramas do?