R.I.P. Terry Pratchett


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Post March 12, 2015, 12:10:20 PM

R.I.P. Terry Pratchett

Alas, if Sam Vimes is to set some silly buggers to rights ever again, it will not be Sir Terry's hand guiding him.
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Post March 12, 2015, 01:06:11 PM

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I want more Discworld, but I don't know if I want it without him.
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Post March 12, 2015, 01:25:58 PM

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EddieSullivan wrote:I want more Discworld, but I don't know if I want it without him.


I believe at least one of Pratchett's recent books was a collaboration (can't remember with whom), and I mean aside from "Good Omens" (collaboration with Neil Gaiman), so there MAY be someone who could do a decent job of it. So many bestselling authors have become brands now, with most of the titles under their names largely written by one of several collaborators. (e.g., Jim DeFelice and others with Clive Cussler; various writers with James Patterson; various writers with Stephen Coonts). Eric (van) Lustbader now carries on Robert Ludlum's Bourne series. Are they as good as Ludlum's? Hard to say. They are DIFFERENT, not pastiches of Ludlum. The same might be true of anyone carrying on with Discworld (maybe as good, but probably quite different).
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Post March 13, 2015, 08:19:41 AM

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Some very sad news...
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Post March 31, 2015, 05:39:27 AM

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He finished the last Tiffany Aching novel before he died, so there will be one last shot of the real stuff...
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Post April 01, 2015, 11:19:41 PM

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According to an official announcement before his death, Terry said that his daughter would be assuming the mantle of Discworld stewardship. He said that she was the only person on the planet who could possibly continue on after his own demise.
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Post May 11, 2015, 02:26:43 AM

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Maybe I'm being too pessimistic but I don't think we'll get another quite like him.
I hope I am wrong.

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