Strata

Terry Pratchett's 1981 Science Fiction adventure and 'preconsideration' of Discworld, introducing the intriguing concept of a flat earth...

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Kin Arad is a high-ranking official of a company that builds planets. After twenty-one decades of living, and with the help of memory surgery, she is at the top of her profession. Discovering two of her employees have placed a fossilized plesiosaur in the wrong stratum, not to mention the fact it is holding a placard which reads, 'End Nuclear Testing Now', doesn't dismay the woman who built a mountain range in the shape of her initials during her own high-spirited youth. But then came discovery of something which did intrigue Kin Arad. A flat earth was something new...

Strata could be said to be a precursor to the Discworld novels, as it also features a flat Earth similar to the Discworld. The plot and characters however are modelled on and parody the novel Ringworld by Larry Niven
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552133258

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