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This is the list of books written by authors other than Terry Pratchett which have been given major coverage by the podcasts listed in this wiki. For a list of Pratchett's works, see the lists of Discworld and non-Discworld books. (Co-authored books by Pratchett will appear in those lists, not here.)

Books about Terry Pratchett or Discworld

These are nonfiction works about Terry or his work, usually the Discworld. We’ve listed them here in anticipation of them appearing on some of the Pratchett podcasts, though so far aside from the biographies they’ve only been mentioned in passing.

Title[1] Author Publication Date Category Abbr.[2] Notes
Terry Pratchett: Guilty of Literature Andrew M Butler (editor) 2000 Companion GOL Revised edition in 2004
Terry Pratchett: The Pocket Essentials Guide Andrew M Butler 2001 Companion
An Unofficial Companion to the Novels of Terry Pratchett Andrew M Butler (editor) 2007-10-10 Companion Second edition
Secrets of the Wee Free Men and Discworld Carrie Pyykkonen and Linda Washington 2008 Companion Unauthorised
Terry Pratchett: The Spirit of Fantasy Craig Cabell 2012 Biography Unauthorised
Pratchett’s Women Tansy Rayner Roberts 2014 Essays Revised edition in 2018
Philosophy and Terry Pratchett Jacob Held and James South (editors) 2014-11-19 Essays PATP
Discworld and the Disciplines Anne Hiebert Alton and William C. Spruiell 2014 Academic
Terry Pratchett’s Narrative Worlds Marion Rana (editor) 2018 Academic
Terry Pratchett’s Ethical Worlds Kristin Noone and Emily Lavin (editors) 2020 Academic
The Magic of Terry Pratchett Marc Burrows 2020-10-19 Biography TMOTP Unauthorised; winner of a Locus Award
Terry Pratchett: A Life With Footnotes Rob Wilkins 2022-09-29 Biography ALWF The official biography
Mapping a Sense of Humor Daniel Lüthi 2023 Academic Publisher website

Pratchett-Adjacent Fiction

This is work by other authors who have appeared as guests on podcasts in this wiki, or whose work is frequently mentioned or covered in Pratchett podcasts. We’ll exercise a little editorial restraint, as we don’t want the list to grow too long.

Books for other authors will be listed on their own pages. We've listed the authors here in alphabetical order by surname.

  • Ben Aaronovitch - British author best known for his series about Peter Grant, a police officer who becomes an apprentice wizard and investigates supernatural crimes. The series comprises novels, novellas, short stories and comic books.
  • Douglas Adams - British writer behind the various iterations of The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy; probably the most famous writer of comedy science fiction. He passed away in 2001.[3]
  • Jasper Fforde - British author of various comic fantasy and science fiction novels, best known for his series about about “literary detective” Thursday Next, who enters the fictional worlds inside books to solve crimes against literature.
  • Neil Gaiman - close friend of Terry, and an early collaborator; he had the original idea that became Good Omens and eventually become the show runner and lead writer for the television adaptation.
  • Gabrielle Kent - British narrative consultant (mostly in games) and children's author. She's Rhianna Pratchett's co-author on Tiffany Aching’s Guide to Being a Witch.
  • Ursula K. Le Guin - American speculative fiction author probably best known for A Wizard of Earthsea and its sequels.
  • Caimh McDonnell - Irish comedian and author of the Stranger Times series of comic urban fantasy books, which are frequently compared to Pratchett (if for no other reason than they combine comedy and fantasy).
  • Tamsyn Muir - New Zealand fantasy/sci-fi author whose debut “Locked Tomb” series combines space opera, necromancy, noble intrigue and queer romance.
  • Garth Nix - Australian fantasy and science fiction author best known for his “Old Kingdom” YA fantasy series. Known Pratchett fan.
  • Rhianna Pratchett - Terry's daughter, best known for her work in videogames. She's also worked as a journalist and written for comics, tabletop games and now books. Her first published Discworld work will be Tiffany Aching’s Guide to Being a Witch.
  • Diana Wynne Jones - prolific UK fantasy author whose books show an understanding and subversion of stories in some ways similar to Pratchett. They knew each other.

The following table will be removed when articles for the above authors are created and its contents moved to their pages.

Title Author Publication Date Series Series # Wikipedia link
The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams 1979-10-12 Hitchhikers' Trilogy 1 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Howl’s Moving Castle Diana Wynne Jones 1986-04-01 Howl series 1 Howl’s Moving Castle
Rivers of London[4] Ben Aaronovitch 2011-01-10 Peter Grant 1 Rivers of London


  1. The academic titles are often very long, with subtitles explaining exactly what they're about. We've abbreviated those in this table, but the full titles will appear in their articles.
  2. Books that are likely to appear multiple times may have a template set up using this abbreviation to make linking to them easier. Type the acronym in braces, e.g. {{RM}} will produce Reaper Man. These shortcuts may also link to external articles by supplying a further parameter; for example {{RM|ls}} produces a link to the L-Space wiki article, like this: Reaper Man. (See Template:BookShortcut for more info.) Note that shortcuts for Pratchett's works and for podcasts are given precedence over books by other authors where they might conflict.
  3. We don't think he's stylistically similar to Pratchett, but they're often compared.
  4. Originally published as Midnight Riot in the US.