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Director of Thesis
Dr. Susan Vanderborg
Dr. Michael McCall
From 1983 to 2015, Sir Terry Pratchett wrote a series of forty-one novels, several short stories, and companion works set on the Discworld. The Discworld is a flat world that rides through space on the backs of four giant elephants that stand themselves on the back of the Great A’tuin, a world turtle. The Disc is based around the Hub, or central point, and the Rim, or the circumference of the world. There is a waterfall all around the Rim of the world that falls into space itself. The Hub compares to the Earth’s poles in that it is the central part of the Disc, made up of the Ramtop Mountain chain. The Ramptops are home to numerous small kingdoms that rest mainly on the flat plateaus between mountains, including the kingdom of Lancre.
Rogers, Morgan, "A Social Study of Discworld Autonomy" (2017). Senior Theses. 215.