The Science of Discworld

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Ebury, 2002 - Science - 416 pages
106 Reviews
The fantastic first book in the The Sunday Times bestselling Science of Discworld series, fully revised and updated.

When a wizardly experiment goes adrift, the wizards of Unseen University find themselves with a pocket universe on their hands: Roundworld, where neither magic nor common sense seems to stand a chance against logic. The Universe, of course, is our own. And Roundworld is Earth. As the wizards watch their accidental creation grow, we follow the story of our universe from the primal singularity of the Big Bang to the Internet and beyond. Through this original Terry Pratchett story (with intervening chapters from Cohen and Stewart) we discover how puny and insignificant individual lives are against a cosmic backdrop of creation and disaster. Yet, paradoxically, we see how the richness of a universe based on rules, has led to a complex world and at least one species that tried to get a grip of what was going on.

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Review: The Science Of Discworld (Science of Discworld #1)

User Review  - Leons1701 - Goodreads

The story was a bit thin, the science too broad an overview to be truly interesting, but I have to say, something still clicked. The basic idea is pretty solid, but the execution could have been ... Read full review

Review: The Science Of Discworld (Science of Discworld #1)

User Review  - Canaan Merchant - Goodreads

A: the book is seriously out of date on a few things. That can't be helped in some cases but if you're going to print a new edition then it might help to mention this. B: I'm not a big fan of science ... Read full review

About the author (2002)

SIR TERRY PRATCHETT is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he is the author of fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature.

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