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Breaking news about Terry

Before August 6th, 2022:

Dunmanifestin announces via pre-order outlets that the publication of the Dunmanifestin Edition of The Ultimate Discworld Companion has been delayed due to "supply issues and COVID complications", including a shortage in paper. The book will now be published on the 27th of October. Paul Kidby is using the time to create additional artwork for the book. (See discworld.com, discworldemporium.com and paulkidby.com.)

Tuesday, March 1st, 2022:

Transworld/Penguin announces publication of new editions of the Discworld books with new cover art; see publication news at right for details.

Thursday, January 27th, 2022:

The Pratchett Estate officially endorse the "Vimes Boots Index", an effort by anti-poverty and equality campaigner Jack Monroe to track the real increase in living costs for the poor in the UK. Terry Pratchett estate backs Jack Monroe’s idea for ‘Vimes Boots’ poverty index (The Guardian)

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022:

Dunmanifestin Ltd announce the official biography of Terry Pratchett, Terry Pratchett: A Life with Footnotes, written by Rob Wilkins. It will be published by Transworld on 29th September, 2022. "A LIFE WITH FOOTNOTES — ANNOUNCING THE OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY OF SIR TERRY PRATCHETT" at dunmanifestin.com

Tuesday, November 16th, 2021:

Narrativia announces that to celebrate "50 Years of Terry" (fifty years since the publication of his first novel, The Carpet People), Penguin Random House is to publish a new set of "all 40 audiobooks from Sir Terry Pratchett’s bestselling Discworld series, featuring a cast of leading names from British stage and screen". Each "subseries" of books will be released together, narrated by the same performer, over the next two years. Death will be read by Peter Serafinowicz across all the books, while the footnotes in every book will be read by Bill Nighy, acting as "the voice of Pratchett". A special release of Hogfather, read by Sian Clifford, will be published in December 2021. The scheduled series are the Witches narrated by Indira Varma in April 2022, the Wizards narrated by Merlin star Colin Morgan, in July 2022; the Death series, presumably narrated by Serafinowicz, in October 2022; the Moist von Lipwig books in February 2023; and both the City Watch and Tiffany Aching series in April 2023. The standalone titles – Pyramids, Small Gods, The Truth, Moving Pictures, The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents and Monstrous Regiment – will also be published. "Audio" at narrativia.com

Thursday, November 5th, 2020:

Narrativia announces that Sky Cinema are co-producing the animated film The Amazing Maurice with previously announced companies Ulysses Filmproduktion and Cantilever Media. The adaptation of 'The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents' also has a confirmed its release date of 2022, and announced some key cast, including Hugh Laurie as Maurice, Emilia Clarke as Malicia Grim, David Thewlis as "Boss Man", Himesh Patel as Keith, Gemma Arterton as Peaches and Hugh Bonneville as The Mayor. More cast are set to be announced. The Amazing Maurice at narrativia.com

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020:

Narrativia announces via media release an exclusive new deal with Motive Pictures and Endeavour Content to produce "definitive" and "absolutely faithful" Discworld adaptations for the screen. No details about specific productions have yet been announced. The full text of the announcement is available on the Narrativia web site.

Saturday, September 16th, 2017:

Opening of the Terry Pratchett HisWorld Exhibition at the Salisbury Museum, Wiltshire. Set to last until Saturday, January 13, 2018. HisWorld Website Salisbury Museum Website

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017:

In accordance with his final wishes Sir Terry Pratchett's unfinished novels are destroyed using a steamroller. News Article

Thursday, March 12th, 2015:

Sir Terry Pratchett died at home in Wiltshire today following a long battle with Alzheimer's. At present no further details are known. BBC report, 3:26pm GMT

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Alphabetical list of characters in the works of Terry Pratchett When including characters, please also add them to the Pratchett characters category.

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Latest and Upcoming Publications by or about Terry Pratchett

27 October 2022: Scheduled publication of new audiobook and paperback editions of Mort, Reaper Man, Soul Music, Hogfather and Thief of Time. Also rescheduled publication of the Dunmanifestin Edition of The Ultimate Discworld Companion (see below; changed due to supply issues).

29 September 2022: Scheduled publication of Terry's official biography, Terry Pratchett: A Life with Footnotes, by Rob Wilkins.

7 July 2022: Scheduled publication of new audiobook and paperback editions of The Colour of Magic, The Light Fantastic, Sourcery, Interesting Times, The Last Continent and Unseen Academicals.

28 April 2022: Originally scheduled publication of the Dunmanifestin Edition of The Ultimate Discworld Companion (see below) and new audiobook and paperback editions of Equal Rites, Wyrd Sisters, Witches Abroad, Lords and Ladies, Maskerade, Carpe Jugulum and Small Gods (also see below).

1 March 2022: As part of 50 Years of Terry, Transworld/Penguin announces the upcoming publication of new editions of the Discworld books with new matching cover art, coordinated with the previously announced new audiobooks. Published alongside the current paperback editions, each sub-series will be published together with a unifying colour scheme, beginning on Pratchett's birthday - April 28th, 2022 - with the Witches books (each with Discworld: A Witches Novel on the cover) and Small Gods (which just has A Discworld Novel). The covers for this first batch were revealed alongside the news. The "Wizards books" (a mix of Rincewind and UU faculty titles) will follow on July 7th, and the Death books on 27th October, with the remainder to be published in 2023. The covers are designed by Leo Nickolls, referencing Paul Kidby's character designs (as clear in the new cover for Small Gods). (Info from terrypratchett.com)

9 December 2021: Publication of the first of the new Penguin audiobooks, Hogfather, narrated by Sian Clifford with Bill Nighy reading the footnotes, and Peter Serafinowicz as Death.

16 November 2021: Narrativia announces upcoming publication of new audiobook versions of "all 40" Discworld novels. (It's not clear if this is a rounding error, or if one of the books is indeed being skipped.) "Audio" at narrativia.com

16 September 2021: Dunmanifestin Ltd announces the upcoming publication of a limited "Dunmanifestin Edition" of The Ultimate Discworld Companion, featuring "expanded entries and information covering the events of The Science of Discworld series, additional full-colour artwork, and exclusive brand-new illustrations." It will also be "bound in a foil-embossed cover and presented in a matching presentation slipcase", and pre-orders also come with extra exclusive artwork by Paul Kidby. This edition of the book will be published on 28 April, 2022. [1]

7 March 2021: Various bookseller website list The Ultimate Discworld Companion, though they are initially uncertain of the title. [2] The publication date is later confirmed as 11 November, 2021. [3]

16th January 2021: Snowgum Films release the complete version their short film Troll Bridge for free on Youtube.

7 July 2020: The Guardian (and other outlets) publicly announce the upcoming publication of The Time-travelling Caveman, scheduled for 1 September 2020. Guardian Article

6 July 2020: Marc Burrows announces his biography of Terry, The Magic of Terry Pratchett, set to be published by Pen and Sword Books on July 30, 2020. On pen and sword books

13 January 2017: The BBC announces it is producing a TV drama-documentary of Pratchett's life, Terry Pratchett Back in Black. (Non-UK viewers may be able to watch it [here]) Press Release

25 August 2016: Release of the second collection of Terry's early stories The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner.

14 June 2016: Release of the last in The Long Earth series The Long Cosmos.

22 Oct 2015: expected release of The Compleat Discworld Atlas

27 August 2015: Release of the final Discworld Novel The Shepherd's Crown.

Radio:- In June and July 2019, BBC Radio Four rebroadcast their adaptation of Good Omens in six parts, culminating in the Armageddon on Sunday, 21 July. 2020 isn't responsible for everything.

Television:- In August 2020, BBC America released a new image from their series The Watch, with filming in South Africa now complete. The release date is now comfirmed as January 2021.

Previous releases:-

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