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Author Topic: RIP: Terry Pratchett  (Read 337 times)
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« on: March 12, 2015, 03:46:34 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2015, 03:50:42 PM »

Oh man, that's sad.  I've not read much from him, but I enjoyed everything I have read.
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2015, 03:58:38 PM »

Noooooooooo.   crybaby 

He has been one of my favorite authors for the last 20-something years.  I know he's been struggling with Alzheimer's for a while now but I kept holding out hope that he always had another book (or two, or three) in him. 
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2015, 05:19:23 PM »

I just posted this on Facebook:

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I just started my 14th Discworld book just a short time ago (after too long a break).  I am a little chilled that just last night I was wondering how much longer he'd be around.

I remember being on a trip to England many moons ago.  At the time, Discworld was not in print in America.  I called around to a bunch of used book stores to find the collection to that point. It took me two tube rides to get there, and the store owner was perplexed, not thinking that Pratchett's stuff would work for Americans.

If you want to try something, but don't want to get into the series, Good Omens (with Neil Gaiman) is hilarious and awesome.  The Apocalypse doesn't get better.


I imagine everyone who has an interest has already read Good Omens, but if not, read it.
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2015, 01:07:41 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2015, 04:37:16 AM »

Man. I feel bad about this. At least this horrific disease didn't turn him into a plant first.
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2015, 04:55:30 AM »

Sad day for sure, I haven't started any of his books yet, but the impact he has had on sf/f the past few decades is massive.  One day I will start discworld
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2015, 05:50:36 PM »

Death: HELLO

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