The acclaimed Science of Discworld centred on 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)
©2002 Terry and Lyn Pratchett, Joat Enterprises, Jack Cohen (P)2012 Random House AudioGo
"Big Science and Fantasy hold hands"
A warm and friendly book that has fun along the way and doesn't take its self too seriously. The Big Science bit ambles along with a nudge and a wink, the Fantasy side adds a respectful nod and gets on with what makes it sell millions. But bear in mind that this is not a DiscWorld book.
TSoD Pt 1 was a bit of a good natured panel debate between two opposing camps. Pt 2 is an out and out collusion but absolutely none the worse and all for the better for that.
"science of Discworld II"
Cracking book. Wonderfully narrated. Mixture of comedy and science. Enthralling from beginning to end. Would highly recommend.
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