TheTruth

The twenty-fifth novel in the Discworld Series

 UK hbk: Doubleday, 2 November 2000 (0-385-60102-6)
Book proof: 370 copies released in June, of which 200 were signed by Terry for special presentation purposes – to mark the appearance of the 25th Discworld novel – unsigned copies are therefore the marginally rarer items.
The spine blocking on the first of the first printings (intended only for export to the Antipodes and South Africa), has a different typeface, similar to that used on exported printings of The Fifth Elephant, and to that on the ‘first’ edition sold in the UK, which is closer to the artwork on the dustjacket. As with The Fifth Elephant, this was not deliberate policy, merely a later refinement in the design.
Somehow copies were also sent out to Eymundsson in Iceland in August, and were immediately released to local booksellers and put on sale, to be pounced on with glee by local fans. The date for Transworld’s release of copies to ‘the Rest of the World’ was mid-September, while the on-sale date airside and internationally was 1st October. (In Britain the publication date is unaffected by overseas release dates.)
Discworld: The Industrial Revolution Collection (hbk, cover engraving by Joe McLaren): Doubleday, 20 October 2016 (978-0-857-52417-1)

Pbk: Corgi, 1 November 2001 (0-552-14768-0)
Black/gold B-format: Corgi, 2008 (978-0-552-15424-6)
B-format, with modified Kirby design, Corgi, 10 October 2013 (978-0-552-16763-5)

Bookclub: BCA, March 2001 (CN3286)

Large print: Charnwood/Thorpe, ?September 2003 (0-7089-4963-0)

USA hbk: HarperCollins, jacket design Chipp Kidd, November 2000 (0-380-97895-4)
Bookproof: quantity unknown

USA pbk: HarperTorch, October 2001 (0-380-81819-1)
Library hbk of pbk: Turtleback (0-613-57290-4)
Premium pbk: Harper, 2014 (978-0-06-230736-1)

Bookclub: BCA Science Fiction Book Club (05824)

Bulgarian: Истината, trs. Vladimir Zarkov, Vuzev/Arhont-V November 2001 (954-422-069-0)

Chinese complex (Taiwan): Booklife, May 2014 (978-986-90149-2-2)

Czech: Pravda, trs. Jan Kantůrek, Talpress, 10,000 copies in ?January 2002 (80-7197-191-X)

Dutch hbk: De Waarheid, trs. Venugopalan Ittekot (presud. of Roord Groot), Uitgeverij M (De Boekerij) jacket illus. by Paul Kidby, November 2002 (90-225-3401-4)
pbk: Uitgeverij M (De Boekerij) cover illus. by Josh Kirby, November 2002 (90-225-3384-0)
pbk reissue: Mynx, July 2009 (978-90-8968-115-7)

Estonian: Tõde, trs. Allan Eichenbaum, jacket illus. Hillar Mets, Varrak, April 2007 (978-9985-3-1400-5)

Finnish: Totuuden Torvi, trs. Mika Kivimäki, Karisto, October 2009 (978-951-23-5132-9)

French: La Vérité, trs. Patrick Couton, L’Atalante, March 2005 (2-84172-299-6)
Pbk: Pocket, April 2010 (978-2-266-20290-9)
Pbk with Marc Simonetti cover: Pocket, June 2011 (978-2-266-21205-2)

German: Die volle Wahrheit, trs. Andreas Brandhorst, Manhattan, July 2001 (3-442-54518-8)
Pbk. Goldmann, April 2003 (3-442-45406-9)

Hungarian: Az Igazság, trs. Csaba Jáedán, Delta Vision, 10 September 2013 (978-615-5314-68-1)  [not yet seen]

Polish: Prawda, trs.Piotr W. Cholewa, Prószyński i S-ka, 2007 (978-83-7469-503-9)

Russian: Правда, trs. Nikolai Berdennikov and Aleksandr Zhikarentsev, Eksmo, 2008 (978-5-699-28087-2)

Serbian: Istina, trs. ?, Laguna, 1 October 2012 (978-86-521-1046-9) [not yet seen]

Spanish: La Verdad, trs. Javier Calvo, Plaza y Janes, January 2009 (978-84-01-33698-0)
Pbk: Debols!llo, October 2010 (978-84-9908-316-2)

Ukrainian: Old Lion [contracted but not yet published]

Background illustration © and by courtesy of Marc Simonetti