The Discworld books are the most consistently funny genre fiction in the world, combining a wit as keen as Douglas Adams's with a fine sense of plotting and characterization.
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The Disc landmasses are cut from rolled fondant icing, with topographical features moulded in marzipan. These are positioned on a round cake board. Landmasses are coloured, and the seas are added by "flooding" the low areas with blue liquid icing to produce the appropriate continent shapes. At the edge, a black marzipan bevel collar is attached so that the liquid icing produces the Rimfall effect.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.