The Science of Discworld II: The Globe

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The Science of Discworld II: The Globe
AuthorTerry Pratchett, Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen
Audio read byMichael Fenton Stevens (science chapters)
Stephen Briggs (fiction chapters)
Cover artistPaul Kidby
SeriesScience of Discworld
Release number
GenreFantasy/Popular Science
PublisherEbury Press
Publication date
Preceded byThe Science of Discworld 
Followed byThe 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)

Podcast episodes

Major appearances

These are episodes primarily devoted to discussing this book.

Date Show Episode External link
2021-09-08 Pratchat “A Finite Number of Shakespeares”
2023-06-04 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret “Moulesmancy” (1/2)
2023-06-11 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret “Make Sure It Hovers” (2/2)

Other appearances

To be added.


External links