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 Post subject: Terry Pratchett
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:05 pm 
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A great imaginative writer who died fairly recently left a really good stock of stories behind him.
I kope he has fans in this library of our so we can discuss his work and exchange views. I'll have to re-read some of my collection. With the house move i got rid pf a lotof fiction, downsizing issues, but kept his.
Any in partticular you yjink I should prioritise?


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 Post subject: Re: Terry Pratchett
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:22 pm 
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You know I love all his work Anne and can only say to obtain what is missing from the list.
I will say though that toward the end I feel a small amount of the alzheimer's was influencing him and didn't quite have the spark of humour the earlier works had.
However there has also been works recently in collaboration with other authors, "The long Earth" with Stephen Baxter which has at least one sequel, the idea for that came from a short story Terry wrote some time since and is worth a look at. Terry also worked with Neil Gaiman and maybe some other authors that I have yet to catch up with.
However one recent story from Terry on his own was "Raising Steam" and that seemed to capture some of the old Terry Pratchet magic.
Add to that I believe a new one he finished before he died is soon to be published though not sure about title or subject other than being another Discworld novel.

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Thanks Nev. Love discworld, not sure if I'd want to live on it, tho' :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Terry Pratchett
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I could possibly help with the railway in "Raising Steam", however Ank Morpork is not the sort of city I would like to live in either.
On the other hand, myself and Ponder Stibbons might have a few things in common. :D

There is also another author of the more fantasy than science fiction I like who also unfortunately passed recently and that is Anne McAffrey. Pern is a planet I wouldn't mind being on, especially if I had a dragon of my own.
She was a prolific writer with many different series, the brawn ships, Acorna, The Rowan, and a few others, one series I have yet to even find a copy of is the Crystal singers as although having read at least a few books out of the other series that is one I haven't yet.

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I love the name Ponder Stibbons !!! :wave:
It's always interesting to me what authors name their characters...


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Well just to update this thread I recently found and bought the very last book that Terry wrote, "The Shepherds Crown". As usual I couldn't put it down till finished. Without spoiling things it features the young witch Tiffany Aching as the heroine.

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I liked Tiffany


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 Post subject: Re: Terry Pratchett
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I love Terry Pratchett. I have all his books and wouldn't part with any of them.I am waiting on the last one in the Long Earth series...The Long Cosmos. This is number 5 in the series. Have just finished The Shepherd's Crown and loved it. It's so sad there will be no more from this talented and extremely funny man. I had the plesure of meeting him a couple of times...such a humble down to earth guy.


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The Long Earth quins are for multiple readings.The first in particular. I consider it the BEST book I have ever read :sorry: to all the othergreat reads I've had, even you Will S :boo2:


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