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The Discworld Companion
The Discworld Companion
Co-author(s) Stephen Briggs
Illustrator(s) Stephen Briggs
Publisher Victor Gollancz
Publication date
ISBN 0575075554
Main characters
Series Discworld Series
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All data relates to the first UK edition.

Originally published in 1994, The Discworld Companion has gone through several editions as the series expands to cover more ground and add more places, characters, locations and concepts. The First Edition also had quite a few errors in it, which have been progressively corrected in subsequent versions as they came to light. No doubt the Companion will be revised again as new books come on stream, and it can safely be said that there will never be an absolutely final last version... just like this wiki, in fact.

It is worth noting that the Companion has an entry on William de Worde- although it merely serves as an annotation- six years before The Truth came out.


For the newcomer and the old hand alike the Discworld can be a fatally confusing planet. From the great city of Ankh-Morpork, featuring a river you could skateboard across if it wasn't so knobbly, to the distant Ramtops Mountains and the mysterious Counterweight Continent, the Discworld is a place where Death waits around every corner...

For safety's sake, you need a guide.

And here it is. Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs, respectively chronicler and cartographer of the Discworld, have produced the one and only definitive guide to the flat planet – its geography, its flora and fauna, its (many) religions, its architecture and customs, and its outstanding personalities.

What is a Quantum Weather Butterfly? What does Death keep on his desk? Would you drink Bearhugger's Homeopathic Sipping Whiskey? How are the kings of Ankh-Morpork different from the kings of Ankh?

Everything the Discworld traveller needs to know is contained in these pages, together with useful maps and illustrations of significant places and emblems in this unique world.

Also see

Book Proof
Paperback cover
Updated Edition

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