Thursday, June 07, 2012

The End of a Great Author? Not Now, But Soon

A great writer, who was almost never treated as a great writer, has a form of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. This is a real tragedy. Hay Festival 2012: Sir Terry Pratchett scared of 'dying badly' - Telegraph

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.

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