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Cover of Sourcery
2022 Penguin paperback, cover design by Leo Nickolls
AuthorTerry Pratchett
Audio read byTony Robinson (Corgi);
Nigel Planer (Isis)
Colin Morgan (Penguin)
Cover artistJosh Kirby
Release number
PublisherGollancz (hardcover), Corgi (paperback)
Publication date
Preceded byMort 
Followed byWyrd Sisters 

Sourcery is the fifth Discworld book, and the third to star Rincewind, this time without Twoflower. While not a direct sequel to The Light Fantastic, it does continue Rincewind’s story.


There was an eighth son of an eighth son. He was, quite naturally, a wizard. And there it should have ended. However (for reasons we'd better not go into), he had seven sons. And then he had an eighth son... a wizard squared... a source of magic... a Sourcerer.

Podcast episodes

Major appearances

These are episodes primarily devoted to discussing this book.

Date Show Episode External link
2015-09-29 Radio Morpork “Apocralypse Now”
2018-01-08 Pratchat “You're a Wizzard, Rincewind”
2019-03-15 The Death of Podcasts “Sourcery”
2019-05-28 Wyrd Sisters “Sourcery”
2020-04-06 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret “Meg-A-Lo-Man-I-A-Cal” (1/3)
2020-04-13 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret “What The Hell Are Stiff Peaks Anyway?” (2/3)
2020-04-20 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret “I Don’t Want To Eat A Human Person” (3/3)
2020-04-24 The Compleat Discography “Sourcery”
2020-08-07 Who Watches the Watch “Rincewind Read Orientalism” (1/2)
2020-08-14 Who Watches the Watch “Epic Mobements” (2/2)
2021-03-17 The Disc-Course “Mark's Not Home” (1/4)
2021-03-31 The Disc-Course “The Dark Ians” (2/4)
2021-04-14 The Disc-Course “Luggagequest” (3/4)
2021-04-29 The Disc-Course “Carpooling to the Apocralypse” (4/4)
2021-05-01 Stuck on Arrakis “Discworld Book Five”
2021-05-07 Disc Coverers “Sourcery”
2021-12-05 Desert Island Discworld “Neill Cameron and Sourcery”
2022-01-05 Nanny Ogg's Book Club “Sourcery”
2023-01-25 I’ve Never Read Discworld “Book 5. Sourcery”
2023-08-04 Livro de Cabeceira[1] “Rui Nunes apresenta a obra “Fontiçaria”, do autor Terry Pratchett.”
2024-03-27 Dining Table Discworld “Sourcery”
2024-06-21 Spilled Inklings “Sourcery - Terry Pratchett” Spotify

Other appearances

Episodes where there's significant discussion of the book, but it's not the focus of the episode.

Date Show Episode External link
2012-09-05 The Pratchett Podcast “The Pratchett Podcast episode 11”[2]
2021-06-09 Fiction Fans “Winter's Orbit & Sourcery”
2023-03-22 The Turtle Reads “Ballerina Fish and Sourcery“[3]

External links


  1. In Portugese; a podcast from the Luís da Silva Ribeiro Public Library and Regional Archive.
  2. Post with info only; audio no longer available.
  3. Link direct to media file as The Turtle Reads has no website with episode information.