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Sir Terry Pratchett, renowned fantasy author, dies aged 66

An advocate of euthanasia, I hope he got his wish. rest in peace.
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Many of my students have cited him as an influence. May he rest in peace.
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On Mar 13, 2015, stoneunhinged wrote:
Many of my students have cited him as an influence. May he rest in peace.


were they aspiring to work in the postal service?
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You're a bit too clever for me, Ian. I don't get your joke. Could you please explain?
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OK, thanks. I myself haven't read any of Pratchett's work, so I didn't get the reference.

Still, he had an influence on others that assures me he will be missed.
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You should. They're great in a dry British way. I will myself say that while I've read a few, I haven't read "Going Postal" so I didn't make the connection either. For that matter his followers might well have been inspired by him to play opera;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maskerade

or rock music (on the Discworld, that's music... with rocks in it!).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul_Music_%28novel%29
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"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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He had a wonderful imagination. May he rest in peace. I have tried to work some of his plausible nonsense into card tricks.
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"Pratchett died at his home on 12 March 2015 from his Alzheimer's, according to his publisher. The Telegraph reported an unidentified source as saying that despite his previous discussion of suicide, his death had been natural."
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If there is a single truth about Magic, it is that nothing on earth so efficiently evades it.

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"Pratchett died at his home on 12 March 2015 from his Alzheimer's, according to his publisher. The Telegraph reported an unidentified source as saying that despite his previous discussion of suicide, his death had been natural."

sad that alzheimers diminished your ability to have control and maybe he just forgot about his end game.
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OK, thanks. I myself haven't read any of Pratchett's work, so I didn't get the reference.

Still, he had an influence on others that assures me he will be missed.



I have a large collection of Pratchett's books (on audio). They are my guilty pleasures for listening between complex lectures and novels.

There is a lot of subtle humor in his writing and his parallel/parody world. I would suggest starting with The Light Fantastic.

I like the Nightwatch storyline the best. It will be a sad day when I finish all of his books...
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And while we're at it...it's a good idea to have an advance healthcare directive (commonly known as a "living will" in the USA) in place. One's health and capacity to make decisions can change in an instant.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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