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Encyclopedia > Death and What Comes Next

Death and What Comes Next is a Discworld short story by Terry Pratchett. It tells the story of a discussion between Death and a philosopher, in which the philosopher attempts to use the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics to argue death is not a certainty.

The story was originally written for the online puzzle game TimeHunt (http://www.timehunt.com), and the text contains a hidden word puzzle, also devised by Pratchett, which provides a codeword for the game.

Like Theatre of Cruelty, another of his short stories, Pratchett has allowed it to be put on the L-Space Web.

External link

  • The Death and What Comes Next L-Space page (http://www.lspace.org/books/dawcn/) including various translations

Terry Pratchett's Discworld

The Colour of Magic - The Light Fantastic - Equal Rites - Mort - Sourcery - Wyrd Sisters - Pyramids - Guards! Guards! - Eric - Moving Pictures - Reaper Man - Witches Abroad - Small Gods - Lords and Ladies - Men at Arms - Soul Music - Interesting Times - Maskerade - Feet of Clay - Hogfather - Jingo - The Last Continent - Carpe Jugulum - The Fifth Elephant - The Truth - Thief of Time - The Last Hero - Night Watch - Monstrous Regiment - Going Postal

Young Adult Novels:

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents - Wee Free Men - A Hat Full of Sky

The Discworld

Albert - Angua - Carrot Ironfoundersson - Cohen the Barbarian - Fred Colon - Death - Detritus - C.M.O.T. Dibbler - Gaspode - Greebo - Igor - Bloody Stupid Johnson - Leonard of Quirm - The Librarian - Lu-Tze - The Luggage - Mort - Susan Sto Helit - Havelock Vetinari - Discworld gods - Other characters


Ankh-Morpork - Agatean Empire - Death's Domain - Dungeon Dimensions - Lancre - Muntab - Quirm - Unseen University


Anorankh - Band with Rocks In - Calendar - City Watch - Clacks - Magic - Minor Discworld concepts



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