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{{Book Data
{{Book Data
|title= The Last Continent
|title=The Last Continent
|cover=
|cover=[[File:Cover The Last Continent.jpg|thumb|240px|Cover art by Josh Kirby]]
[[File:Cover The Last Continent.jpg|thumb|240px|Cover art by Josh Kirby]]
|coauthors=
|coauthors=
|illustrator=
|illustrator=
|date= May 1998
|date=May 1998
|publisher= Doubleday
|publisher=Doubleday
|isbn=0552146145
|isbn=0552146145
|pages=416
|pages=416
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|notes=  
|notes=  
}}
}}
==Blurb==
==Blurb==
This is the [[Discworld (world)|Discworld]]'s [[XXXX|last continent]], a completely separate creation.
This is the [[Discworld (world)|Discworld]]'s [[XXXX|last continent]], a completely separate creation.
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==Characters==
==Characters==
 
===Main Characters===
===Main characters===
*[[Rincewind]]
*[[Rincewind]]
*[[Mustrum Ridcully]]
*[[Mustrum Ridcully]]
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* [[Trickster]], also known as [[Scrappy]] and [[Snowy]]
* [[Trickster]], also known as [[Scrappy]] and [[Snowy]]


=== Minor characters ===
===Minor Characters===
 
* [[Strewth]], a miner whose name is the Australian expression for "God's truth"
* [[Strewth]], a miner whose name is the Australian expression for "God's truth"
* [[Hex]]
* [[Hex]]
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* [[B. Smoth]], Dean of Bugarup University
* [[B. Smoth]], Dean of Bugarup University


=== Cameos and People Mentioned ===
===Cameos and People Mentioned===
 
* [[McAbre]], the head [[bledlow]]
* [[McAbre]], the head [[bledlow]]
* [[Doughnut Jimmy]] (mentioned)
* [[Doughnut Jimmy]] (mentioned)
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==Locations==
==Locations==
*[[Ankh-Morpork]]
*[[Ankh-Morpork]]
**The [[Unseen University]]
**The [[Unseen University]]
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** [[Moon Pond Lane]] (mentioned), Librarian's birth street
** [[Moon Pond Lane]] (mentioned), Librarian's birth street
** [[Opera House]] (mentioned; when stranded on a deserted island, the Dean wishes to listen to the music there), not to be confused with the Bugarup Opera House mentioned below
** [[Opera House]] (mentioned; when stranded on a deserted island, the Dean wishes to listen to the music there), not to be confused with the Bugarup Opera House mentioned below
*[[XXXX]]
*[[XXXX]]
**[[Dijabringabeeralong]]
**[[Dijabringabeeralong]]
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** [[Cangoolie]] (mentioned), parodies {{wp|Kalgoorlie|Kalgoorlie}}
** [[Cangoolie]] (mentioned), parodies {{wp|Kalgoorlie|Kalgoorlie}}
** [[Worralorrasurfa]], Neilette's home town
** [[Worralorrasurfa]], Neilette's home town
* [[Mono Island]], an island near XXXX similar to New Zealand
* [[Mono Island]], an island near XXXX similar to New Zealand
* [[Slakki]] and [[Purdee Island]], nudist islands
* [[Slakki]] and [[Purdee Island]], nudist islands
* [[Quirm]] (mentioned)
* [[Quirm]] (mentioned)
** [[Kiddling Street]] (mentioned)
** [[Kiddling Street]] (mentioned)
* [[Klatch]] (mentioned)
* [[Klatch]] (mentioned)
* [[Omnia]] (mentioned)
* [[Omnia]] (mentioned)
* [[NoThingfjord]] (mentioned), Mad's home town
* [[NoThingfjord]] (mentioned), Mad's home town
* [[Sumtri]] (mentioned)
* [[Sumtri]] (mentioned)
* [[Bhangbhangduc]] (mentioned), a place whose name parodies "bang! bang! duck" (ie, telling someone to duck '''after''' bullets have been shot)
* [[Bhangbhangduc]] (mentioned), a place whose name parodies "bang! bang! duck" (ie, telling someone to duck '''after''' bullets have been shot)
* [[Quint]], city destroyed by God of Evolution
* [[Quint]], city destroyed by God of Evolution


== Concepts, Items, Events ==
==Concepts, Items, Events==
 
* [[slood]] (mentioned)
* [[slood]] (mentioned)
* [[Ceremony of the Keys]], parodying the [[Roundworld]] {{wp|Ceremony_of_the_Keys|events with the same name}}.
* [[Bledlows|Ceremony of the Keys]], parodying the [[Roundworld]] {{wp|Ceremony_of_the_Keys|events with the same name}}.
* [[L-Space]]
* [[L-Space]]
* [[Weezencake's Unreliable Algorithm]]
* [[Weezencake's Unreliable Algorithm]]
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** [[The Mu Kappa Pi Caper]]
** [[The Mu Kappa Pi Caper]]
* [[dwarf bread]]
* [[dwarf bread]]
* the [[Triangle]], a constellation
* the [[Discworld calendar|Triangle]], a constellation
* [[The Small Boring Group of Faint Stars]], a constellation
* [[The Small Boring Group of Faint Stars]], a constellation
* [[thunder lizard]], animal that killed Egregious Professor of Cruel and Unusual Geography, but later turned into a chicken. A literal translation into Greek of the term "Thunder Lizard" is ''Brontosaurus''.  
* The ''Thunder Lizard'', an animal that killed the original Egregious Professor of Cruel and Unusual Geography, but later turned into a chicken. A literal translation into Greek of the term "Thunder Lizard" is ''Brontosaurus''. And it is thought birds evolved from dinosaurs.  
* [[Roo Beer]], a light sparkly (but still quite alcoholic) beer
* [[Roo Beer]], a light sparkly (but still quite alcoholic) beer
* [[Sapu tree]], a carnivorous plant
* the [[Sapu Tree]], a carnivorous plant
* [[Sledgehammer Plant of Bhangbhangduc]], a carnivorous plant
* [[Sledgehammer Plant of Bhangbhangduc]], a carnivorous plant
* [[Pyramid Strangler Vine]], a normally vegetarian plant
* [[Pyramid Strangler Vine]], a normally vegetarian plant
* [[Two Up]], game, parodying the Roundworld {{wp|Two-up|game of the same name}}
* [[Two Up]], game, parodying the Roundworld {{wp|Two-up|game of the same name}}
* [[Tie My Kangaroo Up]], a song parodying {{wp|Tie_Me_Kangaroo_Down%2C_Sport|Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport}}
* ''Tie My Kangaroo Up'', a song parodying {{wp|Tie_Me_Kangaroo_Down%2C_Sport|Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport}}
* [[squid]], unit of currency (probably parodies 'quid', slang term for British pound) The pound (£AUS) was the unit of currency in Australia until supplanted by the dollar ($AUS) in the 1950's.  
* [[squid]], unit of currency (probably parodies 'quid', slang term for British pound) The pound (£AUS) was the unit of currency in Australia until supplanted by the dollar ($AUS) in the 1950's.  
* [[Mugroop's Syndrome]], symptom of high magical field
* [[Mugroop's Syndrome]], symptom of high magical field
* [[meat pie floater]], XXXX specialty cuisine
* [[meat pie floater]], XXXX specialty cuisine
* [[Peach Nellie]], a dessert
* [[Peach Nellie]], a dessert
* [[The Galah]], celebration of alternative lifestyles, parodying the {{wp|Sydney_Gay_and_Lesbian_Mardi_Gras|Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras}}, Australia's largest gay/lesbian event. Probably the reason why the University doesn't enforce Rules One, Three, Five and Seven.  
* [[The Galah]], a Fourecksian celebration of human diversity.  
* [[Funnelweb]], a type of beer, parodying {{wp|Matilda_Bay_Brewing_Company|Redback Beer}} (both named after spiders)
* [[Funnelweb]], a type of beer, parodying {{wp|Matilda_Bay_Brewing_Company|Redback Beer}} (both named after spiders)
* [[Maxwell's Impressive Separator]] and [[Bonza Charlie's Beaut Sieve]], two similar spells that can separate two things (eg, salt and water from saltwater)
* [[Maxwell's Impressive Separator]] and [[Bonza Charlie's Beaut Sieve]], two similar spells that can separate two things (eg, salt and water from saltwater)
* [[HW chromosome]], something wizards lack (HW = housework?)
* [[HW chromosome]], something wizards lack (HW = housework?)


== External Links ==
==Gallery==
{|
|-
| valign="top" | [[File:TLC First.jpg|thumb|120px|First Edition Cover by [[Josh Kirby]]]]
| valign="top" | [[File:TLC Proof.jpg|thumb|120px|Book Proof]]
| valign="top" | [[File:TLC Black.jpg|thumb|110px|Paperback 2004]]
| valign="top" | [[File:TLC Tape.jpg|thumb|120px|Audio Cassette]]
| valign="top" | [[File:TLC CD.jpg|thumb|150px|Audio CD]]
| valign="top" | [[File:TLC MS.jpg|thumb|110px|Cover by Michael Sabanosh]]
| valign="top" | [[File:TLC MS2.jpg|thumb|100px|Cover by Michael Sabanosh-paperback]]
|}
{|
|-
| valign="top" | [[File:TLC US.jpg|thumb|110px|US Cover]]
| valign="top" | [[File:TLC Zoom.jpg|thumb|110px|Paperback 2012]]
| valign="top" | [[File:TLC CL.jpg|thumb|110px|Collectors Library Edition]]
|}


==External Links==
* [http://www.lspace.org/books/apf/the-last-continent.html  ''The Last Continent'' Annotations - The Annotated Pratchett File]
* [http://www.lspace.org/books/apf/the-last-continent.html  ''The Last Continent'' Annotations - The Annotated Pratchett File]



Latest revision as of 13:47, 21 December 2017

The Last Continent
Cover art by Josh Kirby
Co-author(s)
Illustrator(s)
Publisher Doubleday
Publication date May 1998
ISBN 0552146145
Pages 416
RRP
Main characters Rincewind, Mrs. Whitlow
Series Rincewind Series
Annotations View
Notes
All data relates to the first UK edition.

Blurb

This is the Discworld's last continent, a completely separate creation.

It's hot. It's dry... very dry. There was this thing once called The Wet, which no one now believes in. Practically everything that's not poisonous is venomous. But it's the best bloody place in the world, all right?

And it'll die in a few days. Except...

Who is this hero striding across the red desert? Champion sheep shearer, horse rider, road warrior, beer drinker, bush ranger and someone who'll even eat a Meat Pie Floater when he's sober? A man in a hat, whose Luggage follows him on little legs, who's about to change history by preventing a swagman stealing a jumbuck by a billabong?

Yes... all this place has between itself and wind-blown doom is Rincewind, the inept wizard who can't even spell wizard. He's the only hero left.

Still... no worries, eh?

Characters

Main Characters

Minor Characters

Cameos and People Mentioned

Locations

Concepts, Items, Events

Gallery

First Edition Cover by Josh Kirby
Book Proof
Paperback 2004
Audio Cassette
Audio CD
Cover by Michael Sabanosh
Cover by Michael Sabanosh-paperback
US Cover
Paperback 2012
Collectors Library Edition

External Links


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