Illustrated Good Omens - Terry Pratchett (Book)

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The hilarious end-of-the-world novel from two of the giants of fantasy, now a major TV series, illustrated - for the first time - by Paul Kidby! A limited edition signed by Paul Kidby in a beautiful slipcase with a corrected text, twelve full colour illustrations and further pencil drawings, this is the definitive edition of this much loved book.

Product Details

Barcode
9781473227828
Department
Books
Expected Date
10 May 2019
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Authors
Terry Pratchett
Neil Gaiman
Paul Kidby (Illustrator)
Binding
Book
Publisher
Orion Publishing Co
Language
English
Dimensions
240 x 156mm (240g)

Annotation

The hilarious end-of-the-world novel from two of the giants of fantasy, now a major TV series, illustrated - for the first time - by Paul Kidby! A limited edition signed by Paul Kidby in a beautiful slipcase with a corrected text, twelve full colour illustrations and further pencil drawings, this is the definitive edition of this much loved book.

Summary

There is a hint of Armageddon in the air. According to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (recorded, thankfully, in 1655, before she blew up her entire village and all its inhabitants, who had gathered to watch her burn), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. So the Armies of Good and Evil are massing, the four Bikers of the Apocalypse are revving up their mighty hogs and hitting the road, and the world's last two remaining witchfinders are getting ready to Fight the Good Fight. Atlantis is rising. Frogs are falling. Tempers are flaring, and everything appears to be going to Divine Plan.

Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not particularly looking forward to the coming Rapture. They've lived amongst Humanity for millennia, and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle. So if Crowley and Aziraphale are going to stop it from happening, they've got to find and kill the AntiChrist (which is a shame, really, as he's a nice kid). There's just one glitch: someone seems to have misplaced him.

This edition features a new revised text, approved by Neil Gaiman and the Pratchett Estate, which clears up many typos and errors from previous editions. It also features twelve full colour illustrations from Paul Kidby - Terry Pratchett's artist of choice - and a plethora of line drawings.

Classification

General Subject
Fantasy
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Fantasy / General
BIC Classification 1
Fantasy

Author Bio

Terry Pratchett (Author)
Sir Terry Pratchett is a publishing phenomenon. Among his many prizes and citations are the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award, the Carnegie Medal, the BSFA Award, eight honorary doctorates and, of course, a knighthood. In 2012, he won a BAFTA for his documentary on the subject of assisted suicide, 'Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die'. He is the author of fifty bestselling books but is best known for the globally renowned Discworld series.

The first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983, and the series is still going strong almost three decades later. Four Discworld novels - Hogfather, Going Postal, The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic - have been adapted for television, with more to follow. His books have sold approximately 85 million copies worldwide (but who's counting?), and been translated into forty languages.

In 2007, Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's Disease. He died in 2015.

Neil Gaiman (Author)
Neil Gaiman is the winner of 3 Hugos, 2 Nebulas, 1 World Fantasy Award, 4 Bram Stoker Awards, 6 Locus Awards, 2 British SF Awards, 1 British Fantasy Award, 3 Geffens, 1 International Horror Guild Award and 1 Mythopoeic. He's also a pretty nifty author of all kinds of cool stuff . . .

Paul Kidby (Illustrator)
Paul Kidby discovered Terry Pratchett's Discworld in 1993 and since then has devoted his working life to the place. He is the illustrator of THE PRATCHETT PORTFOLIO, TERRY PRATCHETT'S DISCWORLD COLOURING BOOK, the bestsellers THE LAST HERO and THE ART OF DISCWORLD, as well as the Discworld DIARIES, cards, T-shirts, maps, mugs and, of course, the covers.

Review Quotes

The Apocalypse has never been funnier - Clive Barker

Wickedly funny - TIME OUT

A superbly funny book. Pratchett and Gaiman are the most hilariously sinister team since Jekyll and Hyde. If this is Armageddon, count me in - James Herbert

Hilarious Pratchett magic tempered by Neil Gaiman's dark steely style; who could ask for a better combination? - FEAR