I wonder if he is the reason that David Weber's character Honor Harrington always wears a fedora. (That is Sir Terry's trademark, a fedora and black shirt.)
He isn't afraid of death.
I can’t be bothered about death. I have made him so popular that he owes me one.What he is afraid of is "dying badly."
I had meant to pick up his new novel The Long Earth which is a collaboration with Stephen Baxter. Looks like it could have been the start of a new series. Lots of possibilities.