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RIP Discworld Author Terry Pratchett

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Federico Giacanelli

Following eight years of Alzheimer’s and advocacy for assisted suicide, the pioneering author and early computer adapter “took Death’s arm and followed him through the doors and on to the black desert under the endless night.” He was 66.

His death was announced in the most authorly fashion imaginable.

I confess I do not know his work especially well, but for those of you who do, here’s your space.

About Author

Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist