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Pratchett's Women

Pratchett's Women: nine essays (by Australian fantasy author Tansy Rayner Roberts) on the portrayal of women in the Discworld books [more inside]
posted by flex on Sep 7, 2014 - 57 comments

"...coppers are easy to write for; they tend to run on rails."

Snuff, Sir Terry Pratchett's 50th book (and 37th Discworld book) will be released in the U.S. tomorrow, and Neil Gaiman has interviewed him for Boing Boing. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Oct 10, 2011 - 47 comments

CSI: Ankh-Morpork

Discworld's City Watch to be turned into a TV series. Sam Vimes may finally be coming to moving pictures.
posted by kmz on Mar 17, 2011 - 145 comments

It annoys me that knights aren’t allowed to carry their swords

Beloved author Terry Pratchett was knighted in 2008. He has since decided that he needed a sword. [more inside]
posted by quin on Sep 20, 2010 - 55 comments

"I'm open to joy. But I'm also more cynical"

Before anybody gets a heart attack, he aten't dead. The Guardian has a new interview with Terry Pratchett, talking about his writing and state of health. [more inside]
posted by kmz on Sep 3, 2010 - 46 comments

Going Postal

Like many fans of Terry Pratchett, I've heard him lecture several times. He toured regularly, so most of us got to hear him before he fell ill. I remember him waxing cynical about the people who optioned his early works for film, and I remember the elation that I felt when his works finally made it onto the screen. The animated adaptations of Wyrd Sisters and Soul Music were fan fodder, but the later live action version of Hogfarther was popularly successful and was soon followed by another, The Colour of Magic. The latest film based on his work, Going Postal, ends with a cameo by Pratchett and the final words "well, that's a bit of an embuggerance".
posted by teppic on Jun 25, 2010 - 35 comments

That's Sir Pratchett to You.

Terry Pratchett, a man renowned for his staggering sales figures from his renowned Discworld series has been knighted.
posted by Doublewhiskeycokenoice on Dec 31, 2008 - 112 comments

Match it for Pratchett

Match It For Pratchett is a campaign to match Terry Pratchett's donation of $1 million (half a million pounds) to the UK charity, the Alzheimer’s Research Trust. Since they started on March 15, they've raised over $34k. [more inside]
posted by joannemerriam on Mar 18, 2008 - 11 comments

Hogfather

Terry Pratchett's Hogfather, in 22 parts on YouTube. (Previously)
posted by Wolfdog on Dec 24, 2007 - 36 comments

Terry Pratchett diagnosed with a very rare form of early onset Alzheimer's

Terry Pratchett diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. Turns out last month's stroke was a symptom of a greater illness. While there's still some time to go before we have to worry about Discworld substitutions, it has been a pretty tough year for fantasy authors. [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Dec 12, 2007 - 113 comments

An unhappy muggle!

Terry Pratchett isn't a happy muggle! In a letter to the Sunday Times, Pratchett's had a go at the media for 'the continued elevation of JK Rowling at the expense of other writers'. The letter appears to be in response to a Sunday Times article from last week (sorry, archived) and possibly this article in Time magazine.

I agree that JK has had significantly more press in the last few years than any other author. I'm a Pratchett fan, however, I suspect her success is down to a mix of good marketing and the simple truth that Harry Potter is (and don't shout at me), slightly less geeky and more accessible than the Discworld series. Although I wouldn't be too surprised if, eventually, the streets of Ankh Morpork are alive with “knights and ladies morris-dancing to Greensleeves"...
posted by Nugget on Jul 31, 2005 - 101 comments

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