I was always a bit averse to the discworld borne solely from an ignorant bias toward science fiction rather than fantasy. little did I know that Terry..Show More » Pratchett is sympathetic to the scientifically minded when it comes to fantasy and his down to earth, common sense approach is refreshing, hilarious and deoply thought provoking. A great listen for anyone who wants a scientific invitation into popular science and the discworld at large.
A lot of the discourse in this is about the need for narrative to ..Show More »change the world, the way our society sees things, and to save the known universe from a mysterious force that's popped up in a thaumaturgical soup that interacted with a portly wizard's finger, resulting in a new universe.
Book 2 of the Science of Discworld is probably my favorite Pratchett book, and the science isn't that hard to follow, especially if you pause and wiki any of the things you don't get.
A great way to get into discworld, and acquire some knowledge along the way!