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  • Places: Agatea to Zambingo, even a Place Where The Sun Does Not Shine
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Recent news about Terry

Thursday, December 14th, 2023
After Amazon released a Good Omens song list containing a clue, Good Omens HQ officially announce that a third and final season of Good Omens has been confirmed. (Variety)
Thursday, December 14th, 2023
The Pratchett Estate announce via a cover reveal that a new edition of The Last Hero with a cover design by Leo Nicholls matching the 50 Years of Terry Penguin editions will be published on 29th February 2024, completing the set of Discworld novels in this edition. This edition will also have a “new text design”, suggesting the book will have new layout and typesetting - previously too expensive an endeavour given the way the original was created. (Gollancz website)
Friday, November 24th, 2023
On social media (including Twitter (X)), the Pratchett Estate marks the fortieth anniversary of The Colour of Magic and teased the start of a “Year of Discworld” in celebration, promising “more on that soon...” (terrypratchett.com)
Tuesday, November 21st, 2023
Marking the fortieth anniversary of The Colour of Magic a little early, Rob Wilkins and Neil Gaiman celebrated the life and work of Terry Pratchett in an event at the British Library, “The Worlds of Terry Pratchett”, hosted by Kat Brown (who hosted a similar event with Rhianna Pratchett and Gabrielle Kent for the launch of Tiffany Aching’s Guide to Being a Witch at the start of the month). Video of the talk is available from the Living Knowledge Network. (terrypratchett.com)

Significant Pratchett Events

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
Narrativia announces an exclusive deal with Motive Pictures and Endeavour Content to produce "definitive" and "absolutely faithful" Discworld adaptations for the screen. No specific productions are 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. 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
Saturday, February 11th, 2017
The BBC broadcasts the biographical documentary Terry Pratchett: Back in Black. (Non-UK viewers may be able to watch it [here])
Thursday, August 27th, 2015
Publication of the final Discworld novel, The Shepherd's Crown.
Thursday, March 12th, 2015
Sir Terry Pratchett died at home in Wiltshire following a long battle with Alzheimer's. BBC report, 3:26pm GMT

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Latest and Upcoming Publications by or about Terry Pratchett

29 February 2024
Publication of new paperback edition of The Last Hero from Gollancz, matching the 50 Years of Terry Penguin editions.
7 December 2023
Publication of new paperback editions of The Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky, Wintersmith, I Shall Wear Midnight and The Shepherd's Crown, the final books released as part of 50 Years of Terry.
9 November 2023
Publication of Tiffany Aching’s Guide to Being a Witch by Rhianna Pratchett and Gabrielle Kent, illustrated by Paul Kidby, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Tiffany Aching.
5 October 2023
Publication of A Stroke of the Pen, a collection of previously uncollected “lost” early stories written by Pratchett for newspapers under pseudonyms.
28 July 2023
Season two of Good Omens premieres on Amazon Prime Video.
15 June 2023
Publication of new audiobook editions of The Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky, Wintersmith, I Shall Wear Midnight and The Shepherd's Crown as part of 50 Years of Terry.
25 May 2023
Publication of new audiobook and paperback editions of Guards! Guards!, Men at Arms, Feet of Clay, Jingo, The Fifth Elephant, Night Watch, Thud! and Snuff as part of 50 Years of Terry.
18 May 2023
Publication of new audiobook and paperback edition of Moving Pictures as part of 50 Years of Terry.

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