History Creator / TerryPratchett

14th May '16 4:25:57 PM nombretomado
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Fantasy author (April 28, 1948--March 12, 2015). A [[KnightFever Knight Bachelor]] (i.e. Sir Terry Pratchett OBE), he was described as the most shoplifted author in Britain (belying an American critic who once claimed that he hadn't found his audience).

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Fantasy author (April 28, 1948--March 12, 2015). A [[KnightFever [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever Knight Bachelor]] (i.e. Sir Terry Pratchett OBE), he was described as the most shoplifted author in Britain (belying an American critic who once claimed that he hadn't found his audience).
7th May '16 4:18:46 PM nombretomado
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He became Sir Terry, after being included in the 2008 Christmas Honours list, and was reportedly "flabbergasted". In celebration, he [[http://www.news.com.au/technology/terry-pratchett-creates-a-sword-with-meteorites/story-e6frfro0-1225926584339 had a sword forged]] from ThunderboltIron. In 2010 he received his [[http://www.college-of-arms.gov.uk/news-grants/newsletter/item/27-september-2010 coat of arms]]. As of 2010 he also became [[http://www.tcd.ie/Communications/news/pressreleases/pressRelease.php?headerID=1604&pressReleaseArchive=2011 Professor at Trinity College, Dublin]]. As of 2012 he ran Narrativia Productions, which is in charge of all future adaptations of his work, including the ''GoodOmens'' movie and ''Terry Pratchett's The Watch''. (Narrativia is the Goddess of Narrative, who manifests whenever aspects of a story neatly fit together in a way the writer hadn't expected.)

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He became Sir Terry, after being included in the 2008 Christmas Honours list, and was reportedly "flabbergasted". In celebration, he [[http://www.news.com.au/technology/terry-pratchett-creates-a-sword-with-meteorites/story-e6frfro0-1225926584339 had a sword forged]] from ThunderboltIron. In 2010 he received his [[http://www.college-of-arms.gov.uk/news-grants/newsletter/item/27-september-2010 coat of arms]]. As of 2010 he also became [[http://www.tcd.ie/Communications/news/pressreleases/pressRelease.php?headerID=1604&pressReleaseArchive=2011 Professor at Trinity College, Dublin]]. As of 2012 he ran Narrativia Productions, which is in charge of all future adaptations of his work, including the ''GoodOmens'' ''Literature/GoodOmens'' movie and ''Terry Pratchett's The Watch''. (Narrativia is the Goddess of Narrative, who manifests whenever aspects of a story neatly fit together in a way the writer hadn't expected.)
30th Dec '15 1:55:04 PM eroock
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-->--'''Terry Pratchett''', alt.fan.pratchett

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-->--'''Terry -->-- '''Terry Pratchett''', alt.fan.pratchett
25th Oct '15 7:55:52 AM WillBGood
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[-1. and [[FootnoteFever footnotes]]-]

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28th Sep '15 4:36:24 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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Known to have been OneOfUs ([[Literature/{{Discworld}} the Luggage]], for example, was originally created for a game of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' he played) and enjoyed a few computer games like ''{{VideoGame/Half-Life2}}'' and fan missions of ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}''. His daughter [[Creator/RhiannaPratchett Rhianna]] is a writer for video games, notably the ''VideoGame/{{Overlord}}'' series, ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdge'', ''VideoGame/HeavenlySword'' and the reboot of ''VideoGame/{{Tomb Raider|2013}}'' - he has stated that he is happy for her to take over running Discworld (although she won't be writing new books: "They’re sacred, they’re Dad’s legacy and I’m the protector of Discworld and that means protecting it from myself as well.")

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Known to have been OneOfUs ([[Literature/{{Discworld}} the Luggage]], for example, was originally created for a game of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' he played) and enjoyed a few computer games like ''{{VideoGame/Half-Life2}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' (for which he provided the iconic page quote), ''{{VideoGame/Half-Life 2}}'' and fan missions of ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}''. His daughter [[Creator/RhiannaPratchett Rhianna]] is a writer for video games, notably the ''VideoGame/{{Overlord}}'' series, ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdge'', ''VideoGame/HeavenlySword'' and the reboot of ''VideoGame/{{Tomb Raider|2013}}'' - he has stated that he is happy for her to take over running Discworld (although she won't be writing new books: "They’re sacred, they’re Dad’s legacy and I’m the protector of Discworld and that means protecting it from myself as well.")
26th Jul '15 11:42:15 PM Twiddler
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* ''Literature/TheLongEarth'' - A science fiction trilogy co-written with Creator/StephenBaxter. The first book was released 19 June 2012.

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* ''Literature/TheLongEarth'' - A science fiction trilogy series co-written with Creator/StephenBaxter. The first book was released 19 June 2012.
13th Apr '15 4:03:41 PM Tightwire
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In 2014, he withdrew from public appearances due to the development of his Alzheimer's, and tragically succumbed to the disease on March 12, 2015.

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In 2014, he withdrew from public appearances due to the development of his Alzheimer's, and tragically succumbed to the disease on March 12, 2015. \n There is debate over whether this was assisted suicide but, having written his Autobiography and released several short stories that he had written earlier in his life, most agree he had made all preparations for his death.
31st Mar '15 10:46:42 PM DavidDelony
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Pratchett's trademark was his sense of humor -- relying on wordplay, spoofing mythology and popular culture (though he usually doesn't include current events in his work lest the books become dated), and publishing in genres ranging from fantasy to detective fiction to political thriller (often combining ''all three''), rarely has there been found a phrase that he cannot turn, and there are few subjects that Pterry (as his fans have [[FanNickname affectionately dubbed him]]) won't make at least a ''passing'' attempt to skewer on the end of a sharp metaphor.

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Pratchett's trademark was his sense of humor -- relying on wordplay, spoofing mythology and popular culture (though he usually doesn't include current events in his work lest the books become dated), and publishing in genres ranging from fantasy to detective fiction to political thriller (often combining ''all three''), rarely has there been found a phrase that he cannot turn, and there are few subjects that Pterry (as his fans have [[FanNickname affectionately dubbed him]]) won't make at least a ''passing'' attempt to skewer on the end of a sharp metaphor.
metaphor. What Creator/DouglasAdams was to science fiction, Pratchett was to fantasy.
23rd Mar '15 2:04:34 PM temmychan
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In 2007, he announced that he had been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's, which he typically referred to as an "embuggerance". He hasn't let it get him down, though his condition has advanced to the point where he couldn't write or type. [[{{Determinator}} Not that that has stopped him releasing a book or two a year through dictation]]. Also in typical fashion, he said while he appreciated the sentiment, he asked that only those fans of his with a background in the study of brain chemistry ask him questions like, "Is there anything I can do?"

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In 2007, he announced that he had been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's, which he typically referred to as an "embuggerance". He hasn't didn't let it get him down, though his condition has advanced to the point where he couldn't write or type. [[{{Determinator}} Not that that has stopped him releasing a book or two a year through dictation]]. Also in typical fashion, he said while he appreciated the sentiment, he asked that only those fans of his with a background in the study of brain chemistry ask him questions like, "Is there anything I can do?"
20th Mar '15 2:51:12 PM GaidinBDJ
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Also the [[Pantheon/{{Philosophy}} TV Tropes god]] of Trope Identification [[note]]and [[FootnoteFever footnotes]][[/note]].

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Also the [[Pantheon/{{Philosophy}} TV Tropes god]] of Trope Identification [[note]]and [[FootnoteFever footnotes]][[/note]].Identification[[superscript:1]].


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