In the end of The Light Fantastic the Great A'Tuin finally reaches the red star, and baby turtles hatch, each complete with four baby elephants and a tiny discworld.

I'm seriously doubting there is any news on this, but do we ever find out anything about these new worlds? I've not read the final couple of novels, nor the young adult ones, though of course there may be information in any of the novels and I've missed / forgotten. Or perhaps is there any indication of anything planned to be revealed had the series not sadly ended?

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I'm sad to say that they wander off into the void and are never heard from again.

The 8 miniature 'Chelys Galactica' don't make an appearance in any later Pratchett books, stories or writings.

  • Did Pratchett write "and are never heard of again" or do we just not hear of them again?
    – Mac Cooper
    Apr 14, 2016 at 22:02
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    @MacCooper - The latter. I've read all the Pratchett novels as well as the short stories and there's simply no mention of them.
    – Valorum
    Apr 14, 2016 at 22:09
  • awesome, just wanted to check Pratchett hadn't written them away. Ugh that's dissapointing.
    – Mac Cooper
    Apr 14, 2016 at 22:10
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    Pratchett is on one of them
    – Naib
    Apr 14, 2016 at 22:29
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    I expect a giant picture of a tiny star turtle going into the darkness. And at least three quotes!
    – user40790
    Apr 14, 2016 at 22:31

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