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Terry Pratchett’s unfinished worked has all been destroyed…

August 30th, 2017 by Marc Comments

After we lost the great Terry Pratchett in March this year, the fans all started to wonder if he had any unpublished work that we may see in the future.

And it turns out he did…

But don’t get too excited because in typical Pratchett fashion, we’re never going to see it.

Ahead of a new exhibition about the author’s life and work, a vintage John Fowler & Co steamroller named Lord Jericho was used at the Great Dorset Steam Fair to crush the hard-drives belonging to the great man that contained some of his unfinished work.

And the best bit? It was all according to Pratchett’s wishes!

How great and awful is that?!

Neil Gaiman, Pratchett’s close friend and collaborator, said after the writer’s death that “whatever he [Pratchett] 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”.

And so, on Friday, Rob Wilkins, the man who manages Pratchett’s estate, tweeted out (see them below) that he was about to honour the writer’s wishes. and then he did.

The fans, thankfully, saw Pratchett’s humour in the action and embraced the funny side. But it was surely bittersweet.

The hard drive will go on display at Terry Pratchett: HisWorld, which opens at the Salisbury museum which will run from 16 September until 13 January 2018.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….