Fifty Years of Terry Pratchett

The Light Fantastic

Published 2nd June 1986

As it moves towards a seemingly inevitable collision with a malevolent red star, the Discworld could do with a hero.

What it doesn’t need is a singularly inept and cowardly wizard, still recovering from the trauma of falling off the edge of the world, or a well-meaning tourist and his luggage which has a mind (and legs) of its own.

Which is a shame, because that’s all there is…

Twoflower didn’t just look at the world through rose-tinted spectacles, Rincewind knew – he looked at it through a rose-tinted brain, too, and heard it through rose-tinted ears.

Audiobook

The Light Fantastic is available as an unabridged audio recording, read by Colin Morgan. You can listen to a sample below.