Thursday, 12 March 2015

RIP: Sir Terry Pratchett OBE (28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015)

I was going to pick up with some wargames related stuff on the blog today, but something important happened.

I had the pleasure of meeting pTerry (as a lot of his online fans tended to refer to him) on a few occasions at various SF conventions: he was never anything but charming, funny, and a true gentleman, and you quite often had to remind yourself that he was in fact the guest of honour, as more often than not he'd be nattering in the bar. In fact, I gather that on at least one occasion a convention committee that approached him to be a guest received the firm suggestion that it was perhaps someone else's turn.

Not many folks will leave a written legacy like his, nor face Death with as much equanimity. Rest in Peace, pTerry. You'll be missed.


  1. Our entire office stopped and had a minute's silence this afternoon in his honour. I wish I'd had the chance to meet him

  2. Given his health issues the news was not unexpected, but so, so saddening all the same. I first began reading his books way back in the early 80's and I've been a fan ever since. He'll be sorely missed.

  3. Massively sad news. I've loved his books right from the beginning.


  4. Such a shame... it may prompt me to start re-reading his novels...

  5. At least I have many of his books to remember him by. One of the literary giants of recent times. a consummate story-teller.

  6. And a game player too I might add.


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