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Turtle Recall: The Discworld Companion . . . So Far (edition 2013)

by Stephen Briggs, Terry Pratchett, Marc Simonetti (Designer)

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Title:Turtle Recall: The Discworld Companion . . . So Far
Authors:Stephen Briggs
Other authors:Terry Pratchett, Marc Simonetti (Designer)
Info:Gollancz (2013), Paperback, 464 pages
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Like any encyclopedia, it's rather less useful to anyone who's good at googling, but let's ignore that. If you're the sort of person who likes to look things up in books and you're reading anything in the Discworld universe, this is a very handy tome to keep close. All the named characters, details of geography, names of operas, food, the educational history of the witches...there is a LOT of stuff here, culled from the books and with references to the texts if you want to see exactly which books someone appears in.

This would make an excellent gift for any Discworld fan, just in case you're wondering what to give someone during the upcoming holiday season. Hypothetically.

Library copy. ( )
  Kaethe | Oct 17, 2016 |
Apparently this is an updated version of the same book. Well, I've never read the book before, so it was all new to me.

I really liked it! I like companion books in general, and when they are for one of my favorite series/authors it's even better! ( )
  Sarah_Buckley | Sep 17, 2016 |
This book would have been better if written by an objective, outside writer. The entries are sort of "in character", and not in the manner of companion volumes to other series, where you get concise, thorough character biographies, story synopses, and the like. Enjoyable enough, but unsatisfying as a guide to the discworld books. ( )
  Artur | Apr 11, 2015 |
There's a pun right there in the title; I think that's sufficient reason to read this book. ( )
  Xleptodactylous | Apr 7, 2015 |
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When I look back over the years since I last revised the introduction to the Companion, I am staggered at how much has happened.
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The Discworld, as everyone knows, is a flat world balanced on the backs of four elephants which, in turn, stand on the shell of the giant star turtle, the Great A'Tuin, as it slowly swims through space. It is also a global publishing phenomenon with sales of over 70 million books worldwide (but who's counting?). The publication of Snuff brought the Discworld canon to 39 books - not including the various guides, mapps, diaries and other side-projects. That's a lot of Discworld to keep track of - more than most people can manage with just the one head - but fear not: help is at hand! If you're looking for the ultimate authority on probably the most heavily populated - certainly the most hilarious - setting in fantasy literature ...If you need a handy guide to Discworld locales from Ankh-Morpork to Zemphis ...If you want help telling Achmed the Mad from Jack Zweiblumen ...If your life depends on being able to distinguish the Agatean Empire from the Zoons ...look no further than Turtle Recall - the latest Discworld Companion, fully updated and completely up to Snuff!

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"For every Pratchett fan, the must-have fully updated guidebook to Discworld!The Discworld, as everyone knows, is a flat world balanced on the backs of four elephants which, in turn, stand on the shell of the giant star turtle, the Great A'Tuin, as it slowly swims through space.It is also a global publishing phenomenon with sales of nearly 85 million books worldwide (and counting). With 39 books in the canon, not including the various guides, maps, diaries, and other tie-in volumes, there's a lot of Discworld to keep track of--more than most fans can manage without magic. Turtle Recall is the ultimate authority on probably the most heavily populated--certainly the most hilarious--setting in fantasy literature and includes a guide to Discworld locales from Ankh-Morpork to Zemphis, as well as information to help you distinguish Achmed the Mad from Jack Zweiblumen and the Agatean Empire from the Zoons. Plus much, much more. Covering everything from The Colour of Magic, the first Discworld novel, through Snuff!, Turtle Recall: The Discworld Companion. So Far is the most up-to-the-minute encyclopedia of Terry Pratchett's extraordinary universe available"-- "For every Pratchett fan, the must-have fully-updated guidebook to Discworld!"--… (more)

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