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    Terry Pratchett, author of more than 70 books including the popular Discworld fantasy series, has died at his home, his publisher said Thursday.

    Pratchett had early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, which he called an “embuggerance.” He died with his family and beloved cat with him.

    Pratchett “enriched the planet like few before him,” said Publishers Transworld managing director Larry Finlay. “All who read him know, Discworld was his vehicle to satirize this world: he did so brilliantly, with great skill, enormous humor and constant invention.”..
    British fantasy author Terry Pratchett dies at age 66
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    Dammit. 66 is not old at all. I hate Alzheimer's.

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    I remember first reading "The Color of Magic", it reminded me of Piers Anthony but actually good. His stuff just got better from there beyond my expectations.

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    can I offer another author in his place?
    “Oh, we're always alright. You remember that. We happen to other people.” -Terry Pratchett

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    can I offer another author in his place?
    Damn, but... yeah.

    I'm just not sure what offering a trade of E. L. James would do for us.
    We might have to trade 10 junk authors for the price of one Pratchett.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Damn, but... yeah.

    I'm just not sure what offering a trade of E. L. James would do for us.
    We might have to trade 10 junk authors for the price of one Pratchett.
    I was going to offer Stephanie Meyer... that makes two now... 8 more and we get a good writer back?

    *crosses fingers*

    seriously... who else can make you laugh and think BOTH that much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    I was going to offer Stephanie Meyer... that makes two now... 8 more and we get a good writer back?

    *crosses fingers*

    seriously... who else can make you laugh and think BOTH that much?
    LOL! This has gone from being a wake to "Our trade-in list."

    3. Dan Brown.

    4. Bill Mantlo (Marvel comics)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    LOL! This has gone from being a wake to "Our trade-in list."

    3. Dan Brown.

    4. Bill Mantlo (Marvel comics)
    I think we're speaking of an author who might APPRECIATE snarky comments at his wake

    also, Tim LaHay and Jerry Jenkins...
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    I am fucking devastated. I am so, so sad.

    I am glad this didnt happen yesterday as that was my mum's birthday. Although I'm sad today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    LOL! This has gone from being a wake to "Our trade-in list."
    Don't forget Danielle Steele, Clive Cussler, and Nicholas Sparks.

    How many are we up to now?

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