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R.I.P. Terry Pratchett (1948-2015)

Terribly sad news in the speculative fiction literary world today.

Author Terry Pratchett has died. :(

Sir Terry Pratchett, Renowned Fantasy Author, Dies at Age 66

Terry Pratchett Dies at Age 66. He meets his character Death in his final tweets

First diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2007, Sir Terry continued to write books, but his work had tapered off though he leaves a magnificent legacy of fantasy, science fiction, and young adult fiction to be enjoyed. Best known for his Discworld series of books, Terry Pratchett wrote something on the order of 70 novels. My first exposure to his work was with the terrific The Carpet People (1971), but I also loved his The Dark Side of the Sun</b> (1976) and Strata (1981). Enamoured as I was with the Discworld series, I also loved the Nomes Trilogy as well as some of his science fiction work, notably The Long Earth that began a trilogy with Stephen Baxter.

I'll miss his humour, his terrific humanitarianism, his skill with words, and his famous quotes (both from his fiction and truths that he uttered to the world).

Goodbye, Sir Terry. Rest In Peace. And thank you for your wonderful, marvellous contributions to literature and humourous fantasy.
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