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The Discworld Companion is an 1913 advertisement for Encyclop√¶dia Britannica. An encyclopedia (alternatively encyclopaedia) is a written compendium of knowledge. The term comes from the Greek words εγκύκλιος παιδεία, enkyklios paideia (in a circle of instruction). This comes from ε... encyclopedia to all things 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... Discworldian, created by 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 and Stephen Briggs is, in his own words, a civil servant who dabbles in amateur dramatics. However, through his drama work, he has become heavily involved with the subsidiary works and merchandise surrounding Terry Pratchetts Discworld. In 1991, someone suggested Briggs could adapt Wyrd Sisters for the Studio Theatre Club... Stephen Briggs. Recently updated to include articles about the later books from Maskerade is a novel in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. The witches Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg visit the Ankh-Morpork Opera House to find Agnes Nitt and get caught up in a story similar to The Phantom of the Opera. A significant character in the book is Walter... Maskerade to Night Watch or Nightwatch can refer to: Night Watch, a painting by Rembrandt Night Watch, a novel in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series Night Watch, a novel in Sergey Lukyanenkos Watch trilogy Night Watch, a fictional intelligence organization in the science fiction television series Babylon 5 Nightwatch, an album... Night Watch, this book compiles a precise (and often quoted directly from the books concerned) definiton of words, lives of historical people, geography of places and events that have appeared in at least one Discworld novel, map, diary, non-fiction book and the short stories "Troll Bridge," "The Sea and Little Fishes," and " The Theatre of Cruelty is a concept in Antonin Artauds book Theatre and its Double. By cruelty, he meant not sadism or causing pain, but rather a violent, physical determination to shatter the false reality which, he said, lies like a shroud over our perceptions. He believed that text... Theatre of Cruelty." At the end of each article is an abbreviation indicating the book(s) in which the word, person, event or place appeared (if there are too many, then no abbreviation is used). Very useful for any Discworld fan, it is also nearly indispensable for readers who have bought one of the A quiz is a form of game or puzzle in which the players (as individuals or in teams), attempt to answer questions correctly. Quizzes may be on a variety of subjects (general knowledge, pot luck) or subject-specific. The format of the quiz can also vary widely. Pub quizzes Quizbowl... Quizbooks. It also includes an introduction by Stephen Briggs and an interview with Terry Pratchett.


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Discworld - Uncyclopedia (417 words)
Discworld is a series of books created by Terry Pratchett, a more prominent citizen of the United Kingdom.
The Discworld is situated on the backs of four giant hedgehogs, which in turn rest on the back of a giant turtle, which is held up by jacklifters, which rest of Winnebago, the cosmic mobile home/Caravan.
Most of these were written in the year 1337, but despite this, they still manage to have relevance and humour, particularly the ones about the idiocy of the American government.
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