50 Years of Terry

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'50 Years of Terry’ was announced as a year long celebration of Terry Pratchett, timed to begin on the 50th anniversary of the publication of his first novel, The Carpet People. It was mainly visible in the release of new paperback and audiobook editions of the Discworld novels, with new matching cover designs cover art designed by Leo Nickolls, referencing Paul Kidby's character designs, and published for the first time under the Penguin imprint. The new paperbacks do not replace the current 2012-213 paperback editions, which use modified versions of Josh Kirby's covers.


This includes all publications explicitly announced to be part of the celebration, as well as those that happen within the period. These are based on announced publication dates, which are primarily for the UK (though audiobook dates are usually international). Some regions (e.g. Australia) will see the new paperbacks a few months later. Many of these dates have been subject to change, and the celebration ended up extending beyond the officially announced year.

16 November 2021
New audiobooks announced.
9 December 2021
Hogfather audiobook, narrated by Sian Clifford, with the same cover art as the 25th Anniversary edition of the book released on 15 October 2021.
1 March 2022
New paperback editions announced.
22 April 2022
Official start of 50 Years of Terry. Publication of new 50th anniversary edition of The Carpet People, and new audiobook read by David Tennant.
28 April 2022
Publication of new paperback editions of the Witches books Equal Rites, Wyrd Sisters, Witches Abroad, Lords and Ladies, Maskerade and Carpe Jugulum, with matching audiobooks read by Indira Varma, as well as a new paperback of Small Gods with a matching audiobook read by Andy Serkis.
7 July 2022
New paperback editions of the Wizards books The Colour of Magic, The Light Fantastic, Sourcery, Interesting Times, The Last Continent and Unseen Academicals, with matching audiobooks read by Colin Morgan.
1st September 2022
Publication of Special Edition paperback of The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, featuring new illustrations by Laura Ellen Anderson and the story of how Terry came up with the idea, written by Rob Wilkins. Uses a version of the cover art from the 2018 Corgi edition.
29 September 2022
Publication of Terry Pratchett: A Life with Footnotes by Rob Wilkins, and the film tie-in edition of The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, with a cover using the logo and Maurice design from the film.
5 October 2022
Publication of new audiobook edition of The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents narrated by Ariyon Bakare (who plays Darktan in the film version). It has a cover matching the design of the other new editions, but it's not clear when (or if) there will be a matching paperback.
27 October 2022
Publication of new paperback editions of the Death books Mort, Reaper Man, Soul Music, Hogfather and Thief of Time, with matching audiobooks read by Sian Clifford, including a reissue of the Hogfather audiobook with a matching cover.
3 November 2022
Publication of new edition of The Unadulterated Cat to tie-in with The Amazing Maurice film, with the title changed to the The Unadulterated Maurice and a new introduction by Rhianna Pratchett.
23 February 2023
Publication of new paperback editions of the standalone books Pyramids, Moving Pictures, The Truth and Monstrous Regiment, plus matching audiobooks of The Truth (read by Mathew Baynton) and Monstrous Regiment (read by Katherine Parkinson); and new editions of the Moist von Lipwig books Going Postal, Making Money and Raising Steam, with matching audiobooks read by Richard Coyle, reprising his role as Moist von Lipwig from Going Postal).
30 March 2023
New audiobook of Pyramids read by Alfred Enoch.
18 May 2023
Publication of new paperback edition of Moving Pictures, with matching audiobook read by Jason Isaacs.
25 May 2023
Publication of new paperback editions of the Watch books Guards! Guards!, Men at Arms, Feet of Clay, Jingo, The Fifth Elephant, Night Watch, Thud! and Snuff, with matching audiobook editions read by Jon Culshaw.
15 June 2023
Scheduled release of new paperback editions of the Tiffany Aching books The Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky, Wintersmith, I Shall Wear Midnight and The Shepherd's Crown, with matching audiobooks read by Indira Varma.

Cover Galleries

We're adding the new covers to the galleries of the book pages, but here they are collected together by series.

Witches Series

Wizards Series

Death Series

Industrial Revolution Series

City Watch Series

Standalone Discworld books

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