Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sir Terry Pratchett

I simply love the writing of Terry Pratchett. Sir Terry has been diagnosed with an early form of Alzheimer's Disease. He is certainly fighting it; raising money for research; making large donations to research efforts himself. So he will not go quietly.

And he is still able to write, thank the Goddess! A new book in the Tiffany Aching series, I Shall Wear Midnight, will be released in September. Hence my nifty blog title. The pic above is likely to be the cover art.

I have decided to write in tribute to Pratchett & his witches, because they all deserve it.


  1. Thank you so much for starting this blog! I love everything that Sir Terry Pratchett has ever written. I don't usually admit this, but his witches have actually had a lot of influence on my own beliefs and practices. I'm looking forward to reading your next post.

  2. Why yes they do!!

    Looking forward to reading your blog. Sounds right up my alley....HUGE Pratchett fan.


  3. I love Terry Pratchett novels and the witches are my favorite characters in all his books. I look forward to reading the next post.

    Also, I love the Tiffany Aching series. :D

  4. Thanks all! I am happy that he is so appreciated. I hear that Esk, the heroine of Equal Rites, shows up in I Shall Wear Midnight.

  5. All Hail Terry Pratchett, the Most Pagany Agnostic on the block! This man is one of my gurus. I wanna be somewhere between him & Esme Weatherwax when/if I grow up.

    "Hogfather", "Witches Abroad" and "Good Omens" w/ Neil Gaiman are probably my favorites, but it's so hard to pick!

    Can you get any better than "Humanity is where the falling angel meets the rising ape"?
    I use some of his other ones as my IM status, and "There's a lot of time for abstract thought when you've got your hand stuck up a dead badger" in my Wights class handout material.

  6. This is wonderful, Wizadess, and I'm behind you all the way. I am going to follow your example and read Sir Terry (love how you say it) into my memory. Who wouldn't wan to celebrate such intellect?

  7. It's amazing that despite the Alzheimer's, Pterry continues to write, and that in a few months he would publish a new novel to make us laugh. Proof that people shouldn't give up despite the disease, and hope for the best. Congrats to him for being an inspiration!

    -Alice Byrne