The Last Continent

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The Last Continent
Cover of The Last Continent
Cover of the Collector's Library edition of The Last Continent
AuthorTerry Pratchett
Audio read byTony Robinson (Corgi)
Stephen Briggs (Isis)
Colin Morgan (Penguin)
Cover artistJosh Kirby
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Preceded byJingo 
Followed byCarpe Jugulum 

The Last Continent is the twenty-second Discworld book, and the last novel to feature Rincewind as its primary protagonist. It also features the wizards of Unseen University, and introduces the continent of XXXX, the Disc’s equivalent of Australia.


This is the Discworld's last continent, a completely separate creation.

It's hot. It's dry...very dry. There was this thing once called The Wet, which no-one now believes in. Practically everything that's not poisonous is venomous. But it's the best bloody place in the world, all right?

And it'll die in a few days. Except...

Who is this hero striding across the red desert? Champion sheep shearer, horse rider, road warrior, beer drinker, bush ranger and someone who'll even eat a Meat Pie Floater when he's sober? A man in a hat, whose Luggage follows him on little legs, who's about to change history by preventing a swagman stealing a jumbuck by a billabong?

Yes... all this place has between itself and wind-blown doom is Rincewind, the inept wizard who can't even spell wizard. He's the only hero left.

Still... no worries, eh?

Podcast episodes

Major appearances

These are episodes primarily devoted to discussing this book.

Date Show Episode External link
2018-04-18 Radio Morpork “The Wizzard of Oz”
2020-03-08 Pratchat “Great Rimward Land”
2020-07-15 The Death of Podcasts “The Last Continent”
2020-12-28 Wyrd Sisters “The Last Continent”
2021-10-26 The Compleat Discography “The Last Continent”[1]
2021-12-16 Who Watches the Watch “Breastfed by Kangaroo Jack” (1/3)
2022-01-04 Who Watches the Watch “The Last Incontinent” (2/3)
2022-01-19 Who Watches the Watch “Just how HIGH do you even need to BE to Do something like that” (3/3)
2022-03-08 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret “A Ridcully Stan Podcast” (1/3)
2022-03-15 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret “Elephants Are Pollinated by Bees, Right?” (2/3)
2022-03-22 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret “What’s Syllabub With You?” (3/3)
2022-08-03 Nanny Ogg's Book Club “The Last Continent”
2022-10-30 Desert Island Discworld “Mink Ette and The Last Continent”
2023-05-11 Fiction Fans “The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett”
2023-07-02 Disc Coverers “The Last Continent”

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

To be added.

External links


  1. Features the hosts of Pratchat as guests.