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Terry Pratchett

  1. Get Your Terry Pratchett Fix By Listening to the BBC Radio 4 Adaptation of Good Omens

    Since the sad passing of Terry Pratchett, we've all been looking for ways to revisit his work and remember the awesomeness of the worlds he created. Well, BBC Radio 4 is making that mission a lot easier with their radio adaptation of Good Omens, starring Peter Serafinowicz (Shaun of the Dead, Spaced) and Mark Heap (Spaced).

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  2. The Mary Sue Book Club Honors Terry Pratchett For Its April Read

    Heck YES there's a Mary Sue book club!

    The Mary Sue has an awesome, fan-run book club on GoodReads, and they would love for you to join up and discuss their April books!

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  3. Donations to Dementia Research Surge in Wake of Sir Terry Pratchett’s Death

    Let's get this embuggerance.

    After being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's in 2007, Terry Pratchett made considerable donations to Alzheimer research funding, lobbied the British government for increased dementia research, and participated in a documentary on the condition (Living With Alzheimer's), before passing away earlier this month at 66.

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  4. Things We Saw Today: Same Bat Tights; Same Bat Chenille

    Holey Bat-tights?

    OK, so they're not chenille, but these sure are Bat-tights from Hot Topic, and I can't resist a good textile pun. (via Fashion Tips From Comic Strips)

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  5. Illustrator Confirms Terry Pratchett’s Final Book Will Be Published, Feature Tiffany Aching

    Following Sir Terry Pratchett's death last week at 66, illustrator Paul Kidby has confirmed that Pratchett completed his final book last summer.

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  6. [UPDATED] Leaving Early to Avoid the Rush: Sir Terry Pratchett Has Passed Away at 66

    "It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It's called living. "

    According to The BBC and Transworld Publishers' Larry Finlay, Sir Terry Pratchett passed away at his home today surrounded by family. The Discworld author was 66.

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  7. PSA: The First Two Episodes Of the BBC’s Good Omens Are Now Available For Your Listening Pleasure

    Merry not-region-locked Christmas!

    Streaming of Episode 1 and Episode 2 will be available for the next month, so if you want to catch up before tonight's episode airs, now's your chance.

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  8. Gaiman Tells Fans to Slow Their Roll Over Hiddleston Sandman Joke; First Good Omens Previews Arrive!

    Bit of a mixed bag, that.

    Neil Gaiman, destroyer of dreams, wants to set the record straight for any fans out there who thought his praise of Hiddleston's cheekbones meant the British actor was definitively cast to play Morpheus in the film adaptation of The Sandman.

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  9. Things We Saw Today: Cornetto Trilogy Figurines Have Got Some Red On ‘Em

    Let's just go to the Winchester and wait for all this to blow over.

    A Large Evil Corporation (excellent name is excellent) has produced three sets of highly-detailed vinyl figurines to honor Nick Frost and Simon Pegg's characters in each installment of the beloved Cornetto Trilogy.

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  10. These Delightful People Are Now Recording Good Omens In A Secret London Location

    READY YOUR EARS!

    Last Friday we reported that BBC Radio would be collaborating with Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman on an audio drama adaptation of Good Omens, and as proof we now present the first official cast photo!

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  11. Things We Saw Today: How To Assemble Your Ikea Xenomorph

    In space, no one can hear you screw!

    Cartoonist Ed Harrington has a series of IKEA-style instructions for assembling beloved movie monsters.

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  12. American Gods Strides Out of Development Hell, Good Omens Staring Wistfully After It

    old gods do new jobs

    Two items for fans of Neil Gaiman stories about anthropomorphic personifications: Good Omens is not yet completely lost, and American Gods has a new production studio and looks to be getting a new lease on televised life.

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  13. Things We Saw Today: Celebrate Christmas With the Hogfather

    Things We Saw Today

    Discworld's Mort Death as the Hogfather as a cake. By Jo Orr of Ciccio Cakes. (That's Nerdalicious)

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  14. Rhianna Pratchett is Adapting Her Dad’s Lady-Led YA Book Wee Free Men for Film

    Good News Everyone!

    Terry Pratchett's Discworld series has but a few spinoffs: a series on science, and a smattering of young adult novels set in the same universe. Of the latter, only one character has inspired Pratchett to write more than a single book about their adventures, and that's Tiffany Aching, junior witch, dairy maid, and friend of the Nac Mac Feegle, a tribe of "pictsies" best described as that really weird dream you had after falling asleep facing a Braveheart poster at the end of an evening of bawdy drinking and a Smurfs marathon. It's my duty to inform you that Ms. Aching may be coming to a theater near you.

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  15. 10 Books You Absolutely Must Read If You Like Neil Gaiman

    Not including Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings, because if you still haven't read them, there is no hope for you.

    As anyone who pays attention to literary world news knows, Neil Gaiman's latest novel -- The Ocean at the End of the Lane -- was only just released. Obviously, this is super exciting news. But at 192 pages, how long is it really going to take to read? A couple of hours? Please. Any true junkie will soon be jonesing for more. That's why we've compiled a list of 10 books you should read if you're a Neil Gaiman fan.

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  16. This iPad Map Guides You Through Ankh-Morpork, Where Else Do You Want to Go?

    There's an app for everything, right? Well, not yet, but maybe soon. For example, Random House has created an app for the iPad that lets you explore, in great detail, the entire city of Ankh-Morpork, the famous fictional metropolis of the Discworld series. So what's the deal? And what does it mean?

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  17. Terry Pratchett to Leave Discworld in His Daughter’s Hands

    It's A World of Laughter A World of Tears

    Don't panic, Discworld fans, to use the words of another British humorist. Terry Pratchett hasn't given up the writing ghost yet, he's just planning for the future. And those plans include his only child, Rhianna Pratchett, already a pretty accomplished writer in nerd spheres.

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  18. Terry Pratchett Visits Comic Con, Talks Books; Ankh-Morpork TV Series

    i'll just leave this here

    A television show based on the fertile setting of Terry Pratchett's Ankh-Morpork city guards has been a long time coming, despite its seeming obviousness, so you'll have to forgive us if we have to keep reassuring ourselves that it's actually happening. Sir Terry himself stopped by New York Comic Con yesterday, nominally to talk about his new novel Dodger, but of course folks were interested in Discworld events, on the page or otherwise.

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  19. Researchers Propose Space-Time Crystal as Perfect Clock, Will Probably Destroy Universe

    An international team of researchers led by scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have proposed a way to build a clock so perfect, it would keep ticking long after the universe is rendered a cold dead place.

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  20. Reportedly: Discworld City Watch Show Moving Right Along

    And All Was Right With the World

    It's been known that a Discworld television show based in the fictional city of Ankh-Morpork and the cast of characters it is associated with has been in various stages of preproduction discussion for more than a year now. In fact, there's even video evidence of Sir Terry Pratchett talking with writers about coppers starting up an inter-species band, the trickiness of humane prisoner treatment, and what it might be like to have the undead coming in to file reports on their own murders.

    But last weekend the annual Discworld convention was held in Birmingham, England, and it promised a panel hosted by the team behind BBC Worldwide's fabled Discworld project, and an announcement.

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