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Wed Aug 30, 2017, 06:55 AM

Terry Pratchett's unfinished novels destroyed by steamroller - as he instructed

Stephanie Convery
Wednesday 30 August 2017 01.01 EDT

The unfinished books of Sir Terry Pratchett have been destroyed by a steamroller, following the late fantasy novelist’s wishes.

Pratchett’s hard drive was crushed by a vintage John Fowler & Co steamroller named Lord Jericho at the Great Dorset Steam Fair, ahead of the opening of a new exhibition about the author’s life and work.

Pratchett, famous for his colourful and satirical Discworld series, died in March 2015 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

After his death, fellow fantasy author Neil Gaiman, Pratchett’s close friend and collaborator , told the Times that Pratchett had wanted “whatever he was working on at the time of his death to be taken out along with his computers, to be put in the middle of a road and for a steamroller to steamroll over them all”.

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https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/aug/30/terry-pratchett-unfinished-novels-destroyed-streamroller

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Wed Aug 30, 2017, 07:01 AM

1. Good

Pratchett was fantastic, and it would be a great disservice to have someone "complete" his work posthumously.

Gaiman wrote a touching and funny forward to a collection of Pratchett's non-fiction writings late in Pratchett's life.

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Wed Aug 30, 2017, 07:03 AM

2. Don't give people ideas for their funeral...

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