Transworld is pulling out all the stops for one of its biggest stars, Terry Pratchett, as a busy year kicks off with the re-publication of his Discworld series in June. There will also be two new hardbacks from the author in 2012, including his take on Charles Dickens’ Artful Dodger, plus publication of the first winners of the Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhere But Now prize.
The first five Discworld titles—The Colour of Magic, The Light Fantastic, Equal Rites, Mort and Sourcery—will all be published as £7.99 paperbacks on 21st June with stripped-down covers, each focusing on one element from the original cover’s illustration. Also in June comes the hardback release of the first novel in Pratchett’s collaboration with sci-fi author Stephen Baxter, The Long Earth (21st, £18.99), set in 1915 and 2015.
The paperback of the last year’s bestselling Snuff will also be published on 7th June, priced £7.99, as will The World of Poo (£12.99, hardback), a spin-off title from Snuff penned by Discworld’s premier children’s author, Miss Felicity Beedle. It features line-drawings, and is produced in the style of a Victorian children’s book as a gift-sized hardback.
In the autumn comes Dodger (13th September, hb, £18.99), a new Pratchett title published by Random House Children’s Books, and inspired by Dickens’ Artful Dodger character in Oliver Twist. Set in Victorian London, it features characters including Dickens, Disraeli and Queen Victoria.
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