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Novels[]

Name Published Group Notes Motifs
1 The Colour of Magic 1983 Rincewind Came 93rd in the Big Read. Fantasy clichés, H. P. Lovecraft, tourism, insurance, Dungeons & Dragons
2 The Light Fantastic 1986 Rincewind Tourism, apocalypse, Conan the Barbarian
3 Equal Rites 1987 The Witches Feminism, Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea trilogy
4 Mort 1987 Death Came 65th in the Big Read Death, classic boy-princess trope
5 Sourcery 1988 Rincewind, The Wizards Apocalypse, Kubla Khan, Aladdin, Arabian Nights
6 Wyrd Sisters 1988 The Witches Came 135th in the Big Read Shakespeare (especially Macbeth and Hamlet), Sleeping Beauty
7 Pyramids 1989 Egyptian Gods, Djelibeybi Egyptian mythology, quantum physics, Greek philosophy (including Zeno's paradoxes)
8 Guards! Guards! 1989 The City Watch Came 69th in the Big Read Cop novels, secret societies, King Arthur
9 Faust Eric 1990 Rincewind First published 1990 in a larger format, fully illustrated by Josh Kirby; reissued as a paperback without illustrations. Faust, Dante's The Divine Comedy Inferno, Homer's Iliad
10 Moving Pictures 1990 Miscellaneous, The Wizards, Industrial Revolution Hollywood (especially silent movies and the early years of the studio system), the Cthulhu Mythos, celebrities, King Kong (1933 film), Gone with the Wind, and many other films
11 Reaper Man 1991 Death, The Wizards Came 126th in the Big Read Death, "Man with No Name" Western fiction, Civil rights, Consumerism
12 Witches Abroad 1991 The Witches Came 197th in the Big Read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, fairy tales (especially fairy godmothers), Voodoo, tourism
13 Small Gods 1992 Miscellaneous, the History Monks, Gods, Ancient Civilizations, Omnia Came 102nd in the Big Read Nietzsche), ancient philosophy
14 Lords and Ladies 1992 The Witches, The Wizards Shakespeare (especially A Midsummer Night's Dream), UFOs, fairy lore, the mythopoetic men's movement
15 Men at Arms 1993 The City Watch Came 148th in the Big Read Cop novels, gun politics, racism, "kings in hiding"
16 Soul Music 1994 Death, The Wizards Came 151st in the Big Read Rock music, Beatlemania, punk subculture, Woodstock Festival , Welsh language, "Blues Brothers" (movie)
17 Interesting Times 1994 Rincewind, the Wizards Imperial China, Maoism, Lemmings
18 Maskerade 1995 The Witches Opera, The Phantom of the Opera, goth subculture
19 Feet of Clay 1996 The City Watch Cop novels, robots, golem mythology, atheism, race relations, heraldry, slavery and serfdom
20 Hogfather 1996 Death, The Wizards Came 137th in the Big Read Christmas, mythology, Mary Poppins
21 Jingo 1997 The City Watch War, diplomacy, imperialism, xenophobia, multiculturalism, jingoism, Captain Nemo, the Cthulhu Mythos, the John F. Kennedy assassination
22 The Last Continent 1998 Rincewind, The Wizards creation
23 Carpe Jugulum 1998 The Witches Vampires, existentialism, Alcoholics Anonymous
24 The Fifth Elephant 1999 The City Watch Came 153rd in the Big Read conspiracy novels, global economy, national myths, The Fifth Element
25 The Truth 2000 Miscellaneous, The City Watch, Industrial Revolution Came 193rd in the Big Read Watergate scandal, newspapers, organized crime, oligarchy, Pulp Fiction
26 Thief of Time 2001 Death, the History Monks Came 152nd in the Big Read Martial arts, Eastern monastic mysticism, quantum physics, the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse (& the Beatles), chocolate fanatics
27 The Last Hero 2001 Rincewind Published in a larger format and fully illustrated by Paul Kidby Legends, Prometheus, Dungeons & Dragons, Apollo program
28 The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents 2001 Miscellaneous, Überwald A YA (young adult or children's) Discworld book; winner of the 2001 Carnegie Medal The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Beatrix Potter
29 Night Watch 2002 The City Watch, the History Monks Received the Prometheus Award in 2003; came 73rd in the Big Read Cop novels, Les Misérables, time travel, revolutions
30 The Wee Free Men 2003 Tiffany Aching The second YA Discworld book Folklore, mythic Scotland (e.g. Braveheart), The Smurfs
31 Monstrous Regiment 2003 Miscellaneous, the City Watch, Gods, Industrial Revolution The title is a reference to The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women Folk songs, Joan of Arc, crossdressing during wartime, the Napoleonic Wars, Vietnam Wars, single mothers, Taliban, feminism, pacifism, transgenderism
32 A Hat Full of Sky 2004 Tiffany Aching, The Witches The third YA Discworld book aliens in science fiction
33 Going Postal 2004 Moist von Lipwig, Industrial Revolution Fraternal organizations, alternative medicine, golems
34 Thud! 2005 The City Watch Cop novels, politics, affirmative action, race relations, chess and tafl games
35 Wintersmith 2006 Tiffany Aching, Witches The fourth YA book. The Snow Queen, Orpheus, Persephone, Sleeping Beauty, The Snow Maiden
36 Making Money 2007 Moist von Lipwig, Industrial Revolution Gold standard vs. fiat currency, computer simulation, fraud, golems,
37 Unseen Academicals 2009 Miscellaneous, The Wizards, Rincewind Soccer/football, sports fans, xenophobia, socio-economics, "crab bucket"
38 I Shall Wear Midnight 2010 Tiffany Aching Hate, rumours, stereotypes
39 Snuff 2011 The City Watch Xenophobia, racism, slavery, crime
40 Raising Steam 2013 Moist von Lipwig, Vimes, Industrial Revolution Steam trains, travel, politics, train spotting
41 The Shepherd's Crown 2016 Tiffany Aching, Witches Published posthumously; described as "not quite finished" by Rob Wilkins in the afterword, which also includes a collection of notes on unfinished Discworld novel ideas Pratchett had been considering

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