We categorize too much on the basis of unreliable assumption. A literary novel written by Brian Aldiss must be science fiction, because he is a known science fiction writer; a science fiction novel by Margaret Atwood is literature because she is a literary novelist. Recent Discworld books have spun on such concerns as the nature of belief, politics and even of journalistic freedom, but put in one lousy dragon and they call you a fantasy writer.
- With Fading Memory, Terry Pratchett Revisits ‘Carpet People’ (wnyc.org)
- Top Ten Terry Pratchett Discworld characters (telegraph.co.uk)