Death and What Comes Next

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"Death and What Comes Next"
Author Terry Pratchett
Language English
Series Discworld
4th short story



"Death and What Comes Next" is a Discworld short story by Terry Pratchett. It tells the story of a discussion between Death and a philosopher, in which the philosopher attempts to use the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics to argue death is not a certainty.

The story was originally written in 2002 for the now-defunct online puzzle game TimeHunt and the text contains a hidden word puzzle, also devised by Pratchett, which provided a codeword for the game.

Like "Theatre of Cruelty", another of his short stories, Pratchett allowed it to be put on the L-Space Web.

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Reading order guide
Preceded by
Thief of Time
6th Death Story
Published in 2001
Succeeded by