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Terry Pratchett

Birthdate: 28. April 1948
Date of death: 12. March 2015
Other names: Sir Terry Pratchett

Sir Terence David John Pratchett was an English humorist, satirist, and author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for his Discworld series of 41 novels.

Pratchett's first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971. The first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983, after which Pratchett wrote an average of two books a year. His 2011 Discworld novel Snuff became the third-fastest-selling hardback adult-readership novel since records began in the UK, selling 55,000 copies in the first three days. The final Discworld novel, The Shepherd's Crown, was published in August 2015, five months after his death.

Pratchett, with more than 85 million books sold worldwide in 37 languages, was the UK's best-selling author of the 1990s. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1998 and was knighted for services to literature in the 2009 New Year Honours. In 2001 he won the annual Carnegie Medal for The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, the first Discworld book marketed for children. He received the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 2010.In December 2007, Pratchett announced that he had been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. He later made a substantial public donation to the Alzheimer's Research Trust , filmed a television programme chronicling his experiences with the condition for the BBC, and became a patron for Alzheimer's Research UK. Pratchett died on 12 March 2015, aged 66. Wikipedia

Works

Small Gods
Small Gods
Terry Pratchett
The Wee Free Men
The Wee Free Men
Terry Pratchett
Guards! Guards!
Terry Pratchett
Hogfather
Hogfather
Terry Pratchett
Lords and Ladies
Lords and Ladies
Terry Pratchett
Night Watch
Night Watch
Terry Pratchett
Witches Abroad
Witches Abroad
Terry Pratchett
Mort
Mort
Terry Pratchett
Going Postal
Going Postal
Terry Pratchett
Wyrd Sisters
Wyrd Sisters
Terry Pratchett
Reaper Man
Reaper Man
Terry Pratchett
The Carpet People
The Carpet People
Terry Pratchett
I Shall Wear Midnight
I Shall Wear Midnight
Terry Pratchett
The Light Fantastic
The Light Fantastic
Terry Pratchett
Thief of Time
Thief of Time
Terry Pratchett
A Hat Full of Sky
A Hat Full of Sky
Terry Pratchett
Sourcery
Sourcery
Terry Pratchett
Equal Rites
Equal Rites
Terry Pratchett
Snuff
Snuff
Terry Pratchett
Monstrous Regiment
Monstrous Regiment
Terry Pratchett
Nation
Nation
Terry Pratchett
Soul Music
Soul Music
Terry Pratchett
Making Money
Making Money
Terry Pratchett
Wintersmith
Wintersmith
Terry Pratchett
Maskerade
Maskerade
Terry Pratchett
The Truth
The Truth
Terry Pratchett
Unseen Academicals
Unseen Academicals
Terry Pratchett
The Last Continent
The Last Continent
Terry Pratchett
Men at Arms
Terry Pratchett
Feet of Clay
Feet of Clay
Terry Pratchett
Jingo
Jingo
Terry Pratchett
Carpe Jugulum
Carpe Jugulum
Terry Pratchett
Pyramids
Pyramids
Terry Pratchett
Thud!
Thud!
Terry Pratchett
The Unadulterated Cat
The Unadulterated Cat
Terry Pratchett
Moving Pictures
Moving Pictures
Terry Pratchett
Eric
Terry Pratchett
The Fifth Elephant
The Fifth Elephant
Terry Pratchett
The Shepherd's Crown
The Shepherd's Crown
Terry Pratchett
The Long Earth
The Long Earth
Terry Pratchett
Raising Steam
Raising Steam
Terry Pratchett
Dodger
Dodger
Terry Pratchett
Good Omens
Good Omens
Terry Pratchett
The Nome Trilogy
Terry Pratchett
Johnny and the Dead
Johnny and the Dead
Terry Pratchett
Interesting Times
Interesting Times
Terry Pratchett
Johnny and the Bomb
Johnny and the Bomb
Terry Pratchett
The Last Hero
The Last Hero
Terry Pratchett
Diggers
Diggers
Terry Pratchett

„This book had two authors, and they were both the same person.“

—  Terry Pratchett, book A Hat Full of Sky

Author's note, revised edition (1992).
The Carpet People (1971; 1992)
Source: A Hat Full of Sky

„Tolkien's dead. J. K. Rowling said no. Philip Pullman couldn't make it. Hi, I'm Terry Pratchett.“

—  Terry Pratchett

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„Who would not rather be a rising ape than a falling angel?“

—  Terry Pratchett

A similar remark was reportedly made by Pratchett in The Herald (4 October 2004): I'd rather be a climbing ape than a falling angel.
"I create gods all the time - now I think one might exist" (2008)
Context: Evolution was far more thrilling to me than the biblical account. Who would not rather be a rising ape than a falling angel? To my juvenile eyes Darwin was proved true every day. It doesn't take much to make us flip back into monkeys again.

„The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.“

—  Terry Pratchett, book Diggers

The Nome Trilogy (1989 - 1990)
Variant: The problem with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and putting things in it.
Source: Diggers (1990)

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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