The fantastic first book in the Sunday Times bestselling Science of Discworld series
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. Worldwide sales of his books now stand at 75
million, and they have been translated into thirty-seven
Professor Ian Stewart is the author of many popular science books. He is the mathematics consultant for New Scientist and a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick. He was awarded the Michael Faraday Prize for furthering the public understanding of science, and in 2001 became a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Dr Jack Cohen is an internationally-known reproductive biologist, and lives in Newent, Gloucestershire. Jack has a laboratory in his kitchen, helps couples get pregnant by referring them to colleagues, invents biologically realistic aliens for science fiction writers and, in his spare time, throws boomerangs. Jack, who has more letters to his name than can be repeated here, writes, lectures, talks and campaigns to promote public awareness of science, particularly biology. He is mostly retired.
"The hard science is as gripping as the fiction" * The Times *
"An irreverent but genuinely profound romp through the history and philosophy of science, cunningly disguised as a collection of funny stories about wizards and mobile luggage. More that that, it offers a fresh look at the place that humans hold in the history of the planet" -- Richard Wentk * Frontiers *