The Ancient and Fraternal Order: An Essay on Pratchett’s Men (Colour of Magic, Light Fantastic, Equal Rites, Mort, Sourcery)

One of the joys of being a Discworld fan is how Pratchett changed his conception of the Disc over his career. It was ever a vehicle for his interests, not some set and unchanging place, and a vehicle he flung around the track with a deft hand and unbridled glee. Yet in a way, that […]

Equal Rites by Sir Terry Pratchett

(mild spoilers) Equal Rites is a mildly odd book in that the central premise, particularly as suggested by blurbs, of a girl accidentally being gifted a wizard’s power and seeking access to the traditionally masculine wizard’s university, only takes up a fairly small and late part of the story. Equal Rites – that’s equal rights […]