Some six weeks ago pHantaBlog republished Jim McPherson’s review of “Raising Steam”, a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. In it he expresses the sentiment, shared by a great many in the reading world, that it read like a valedictory.
Last week (12 March 2015), sad to say, that proved prescient. The tweets his daughter sent out to mark his passing deserve preserving here as well as multiple elsewheres.
Apparently Pratchett left us so comparatively young (at 66) because he was trying to avoid the rush.