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And now that book will never be written. My personal tribute to Sir Terry Pratchett

Posted 12-Mar-2015 at 08:58 PM (20:58) by Gurdur (Stranger In An Even Stranger Land)

I first met Terry Pratchett around twenty years ago, at a SF/fantasy convention in the Netherlands. I had not read any of his books, and I had thought they must be silly because of the book-cover design. This was not the only huge mistake I was to make. A year later, and a neurology research colleague at Duesseldorf university recommended his books to me. Eventually I actually read one, and I was blown away, hooked for evermore. Once I actually read his books, the book-cover design made perfect...
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Down among the dead men -- not just a board, never just a board

Posted 02-Mar-2010 at 04:37 AM (04:37) by Gurdur (Stranger In An Even Stranger Land)
Updated 24-Oct-2010 at 10:06 PM (22:06) by Gurdur

I am not very good with death. When I have to bear news of a death to someone, which has happened quite a few times, I tend to blurt it out. On the other hand, I am very good at avoiding death for myself and for anyone in my responsibility in any way. I learn, I take responsibility, I train, I act, I intervene wherever I halfway can. There are always limits to intervention, there are always limits to what you or I can do, and death is the final limit that will come for each of us, but we never know...
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