The Science of Discworld II: The Globe
|Author||Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen|
|Audio read by||Michael Fenton Stevens (science chapters)|
Stephen Briggs (fiction chapters)
|Cover artist||Paul Kidby|
|Series||Science of Discworld|
|Preceded by||The Science of Discworld|
|Followed by||The Science of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch|
The acclaimed Science of Discworld centred around an original Pratchett story about the Wizards of Discworld. In it they accidentally witnessed the creation and evolution of our universe, a plot which was interleaved with a Cohen & Stewart non-fiction narrative about Big Science. In The Science of Discworld II our authors join forces again to see just what happens when the wizards meddle with history in a battle against the elves for the future of humanity on Earth. London is replaced by a dozy Neanderthal village. The Renaissance is given a push. The role of fat women in art is developed. And one very famous playwright gets born and writes The Play. Weaving together a fast-paced Discworld novelette with cutting-edge scientific commentary on the evolution and development of the human mind, culture, language, art, and science, this is a book in which ‘the hard science is as gripping as the fiction’. (The Times)
These are episodes primarily devoted to discussing this book.
|2021-09-08||Pratchat||“A Finite Number of Shakespeares”||pratchatpodcast.com|
|2023-06-04||The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret||“Moulesmancy” (1/2)||thetruthshallmakeyefret.com|
|2023-06-11||The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret||“Make Sure It Hovers” (2/2)||thetruthshallmakeyefret.com|
To be added.
- The wizards’ story in this book was blended with elements of Lords and Ladies and Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Stephen Briggs’ loose stage adaptation, The Shakespeare Codex.
- The audiobook version is again narrated by Stephen Briggs reading the fiction chapters, and Michael Fenton Stevens reading the nonfiction chapters.
- The Science of Discworld II: The Globe at the L-Space Wiki
- The Science of Discworld II: The Globe on Wikipedia