Author(s): Terry Pratchett
The Company builds planets. Kin Arad is a high-ranking official of the Company. She is at the top of her profession. Discovering two of her employees have placed a fossilized plesiosaur in the wrong stratum, doesn't dismay her. But then came discovery of something which did intrigue Kin Arad. A flat earth was something new.
Terry Pratchett is one of the most popular authors writing today. He lives behind a keyboard in Wiltshire and says he 'doesn't want to get a life, because it feels as though he's trying to lead three already'. He was appointed OBE in 1998. He is the author of the phenomenally successful Discworld series and his trilogy for young readers, The Bromeliad, is scheduled to be adapted into a spectacular animated movie. His first Discworld novel for children, THE AMAZING MAURICE AND HIS EDUCATED RODENTS, was awarded the 2001 Carnegie Medal.