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The Art of Discworld is a descriptive book of the world of the The Discworld is the setting for all of Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of novels. It consists of a flat disc (complete with edge-of-the-world drop-off and consequent waterfall) resting on the backs of four huge elephants which are in turn standing on the back of an... Discworld as portrayed in Terence David John Pratchett OBE (known to some fans as Pterry) is an English fantasy author (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Bucks), best known for his Discworld series. British author Terry Pratchett is noted for his satirical style, for example Susan hated Literature. Shed much prefer to read... Terry Pratchett's The Discworld is a series of over 30 novels by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld. Since the first novel of the series, 1983s The Colour of Magic, the series has gone from strength to strength, spawning many related works including music inspired by the series as well as... Discworld series. It showcases the art of Paul Kidby is an English artist. To many people, he is best known for his art based on Terry Pratchetts Discworld which is included as the sleeve covers since Josh Kirby, another English artist often confused with Kidby, died in 2001. His art, and many descriptions of the pieces... Paul Kidby with descriptions of characters and locations by Pratchett and some details of the development of the art by Kidby himself.


The book details every major lead character from the Discworld books and gives them background information, including how Pratchett visualises them and the inspiration behind them.


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  • Year of publication: 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. It was designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) Elections were held in 73 countries during 2004. See a list of elections... 2004
  • Publisher: Victor Gollancz Ltd (http://www.orionbooks.co.uk)
  • ISBN 0575075112

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Discworld: Information from Answers.com (5491 words)
The Discworld is a fantasy land in the Tolkien and Brothers Grimm mold, complete with witches, wizards, dragons, trolls, and dwarfs; however, over time it has largely evolved into its own distinct culture, as its denizens find more sophisticated ways to outgrow their narrative conventions.
Discworld civilization, which can broadly be defined as those countries that have invented the fork as well as the knife, is found around the Circle Sea's historic coasts.
Other discworlds known to exist in the Discworld universe include Bathys, a water world which is home to sea trolls, a world with a tree in the center whose roots form mountain ranges, and an unnamed world ringed by a giant serpent, the last two are clear references to different aspects of Norse mythology.
The Art of Discworld - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (284 words)
The Art of Discworld is a descriptive book of the world of the Discworld as portrayed in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series.
It showcases the art of Paul Kidby with descriptions of characters and locations by Pratchett and some details of the development of the art by Kidby himself.
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