For me personally this is very sad news. Terry Pratchett single handedly made me a reader, sure there are many other excellent writers out (many on
ATS I might add!) there and so many fantastic stories to choose from, but it was the disc world that made me want to read the next book and the next
book and so on and so forth!
His comments though are truly outstanding.
"I will, of course, be dead at some future point, as will everybody else. For me, this maybe further off than you think.
"I know it's a very human thing to say 'Is there anything I can do?' but in this case I would only entertain offers from very high-end experts in
The powers that be should bloody well hurry up and Knight the fellow or make him a duke or something.
Duke Pratchett of little hollow bottom, or some such aptly named place.
I'm off to re-read the disc world series while humming the hedgehog song.
Peace be with you, my hero of the written word.