Born Terence David John Pratchett, when he was thirteen years old, Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story, earning him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter. His first novel, The Carpet People, a humorous fantasy, was published in 1971 by Colin Smythe. Terry worked as a journalist and press officer for many years, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983... . In the Discworld series there are over 40 books, four of which are written for children. The Carnegie Medal was won by the first of these, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents. A non-Discworld book, Good Omens, his 1990 collaboration with Neil Gaiman, was a long-standing bestseller and reissued in hardcover by William Morrow at the beginning of 2006 (also available as a mass market paperback — Harper Torch, 2006 — and trade paperback — Harper Paperbacks, 2006). Terry published Snuff in October 2011. Considered one of the most important contemporary English-speaking satirists, Pratchett won numerous literary awards, was appointed Officer of the British Empire (OBE) for literature services in 1998, and received honorary doctorates from the University of Warwick in 1999, from the University of Portsmouth in 2001, from the University of Bath in 2003, from the University of Warwick in 1999, from the University of Portsmouth in 2001. He was awarded the 2010 World Fantasy Life Achievement Award by Queen Elizabeth II on February 18, 2009. Sir Terry Pratchett passed away on March 12, 2015.READ MORE
Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying 'End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH', the paint wouldn't even have time to dry.