The Colour of Magic

The Colour of Magic
The Colour of Magic (cover art).jpg
First edition
AuthorTerry Pratchett
Cover artistAlan Smith
1st novel – 1st Rincewind story
SubjectFantasy clichés, Role-playing games
Rincewind, Twoflower, The Luggage
Ankh-Morpork, Krull
PublisherColin Smythe
Publication date
24 November 1983 (37 years ago) (1983-11-24)
Awards93rd in the Big Read

The Colour of Magic is a 1983 fantasy comedy novel by Terry Pratchett, and is the first book of the Discworld series. The first printing of the British edition consisted of only 506 copies.[1] Pratchett has described it as "an attempt to do for the classical fantasy universe what Blazing Saddles did for Westerns."[2]

  1. ^ "Terry Pratchett Bibliography".
  2. ^ Why Gandalf Never Married, by Terry Pratchett, originally presented at Novacon 15 (1985), collected in Xyster 11 (1986); archived at

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