The Colour of Magic

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The Colour of Magic
2012 paperback cover
AuthorTerry Pratchett
Audio read byTony Robinson (abridged);
Nigel Planer (unabridged)
Colin Morgan (new)
Cover artistJosh Kirby
Release number
PublisherColin Smythe, Gollancz/Corgi
Published in English
Followed byThe Light Fantastic 


On a world supported on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown), a gleeful, explosive, wickedly eccentric expedition sets out. There's an avaricious but inept wizard, a naive tourist whose luggage moves on hundreds of dear little legs, dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and of course THE EDGE of the planet...

Podcast episodes

Major appearances

These are episodes primarily devoted to discussing this book.

Date Show Episode External link
2015-08-10 Radio Morpork "Pungeons and Dragons"
2016-09-21 Ankh-Morpork Public Radio "The Color of Magic"
2018-11-14 The Death of Podcasts "The Colo(u)r of Magic"
2018-12-08 Pratchat "City-State Lampoon's Disc-Wide Vacation"
2019-01-28 Wyrd Sisters "The Colour of Magic"
2019-11-04 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret "Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry, Zlorf Flannelfoot" (1/3)
2019-11-11 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret "Tentacles, Suddenly" (2/3)
2019-11-18 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret "Purring Jellyfish" (3/3)
2020-01-14 The Compleat Discography "The Colour of Magic"
2020-04-05 Desert Island Discworld Jo Graham and The Colour of Magic
2020-06-02 Who Watches the Watch "Oppa Rincewind Style" (1/2)
2020-06-09 Who Watches the Watch "With or Without You Rinceflower AMV" (2/2)
2020-07-01 The Disc-Course "Hierarchy of Tourists" (1/4)
2020-07-15 The Disc-Course "Bel-Shamrockshake" (2/4)
2020-07-29 The Disc-Course "Imagine Dragons" (3/4)
2020-08-12 The Disc-Course "No One Will Ever Hear This" (4/4)
2020-10-20 Stuck on Arrakis "Discworld Book One"
2020-11-29 Disc Coverers "The Colour of Magic"
2021-04-11 Ook! "The Colour of Magic"
2021-10-28 Nanny Ogg's Book Club "The Colour of Magic"
2022-06-09 Hubward Bound "Colour of Magic: Episode One" (1/?)
2022-09-18 I’ve Never Read Discworld "The Colour of Magic"

Other appearances

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

Date Show Episode External link
2012-06-08 The Pratchett Podcast TPP 07[1]
2019-05-16 Tales From the Drum "Big Pictures" N/A
2019-06-02 Tales From the Drum "This Mortal Coil" N/A
2021-02-17 Fiction Fans "Who Fears Death & The Color of Magic"


External links


  1. Post with info only; audio no longer available.