Author Terry Pratchett’s Unfinished Novels Destroyed By Steamroller As Friend Fulfills Final Wish

Final wish fulfilled for novelist Terry Pratchett who wanted all his unfinished works to be steamrolled and destroyed after his death.

Sir Terry Pratchett was quite prolific during his lifetime, writing more than 70 fantasy novels.

He’s best known for his Discworld series which is made up of 41 books.

Pratchett is also known for his quirky sense of humor which might help explain one of his final wishes.

He started making his plans when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2007.  He died in 2015.

He was quite clear he wanted any remaining, unfinished work of his to be destroyed.

He was very specific about it.

Terry Pratchett asked that his unfinished work ‘be put in the middle of a road … for a steamroller to steamroll over them all’. Photograph: Rob Wilkins/PA

Terry Pratchett asked that his unfinished work ‘be put in the middle of a road … for a steamroller to steamroll over them all’.
Photograph: Rob Wilkins/PA

His friend and fellow author, Neil Gaiman, told The Times of London, “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”.

The Guardian reports, Rob Wilkins, who manages the Pratchett estate, tweeted from an official Twitter account that he was “about to fulfill my obligation to Terry” along with a picture of an intact computer hard drive – following up with a tweet that showed the hard drive in pieces.

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Author Terry Pratchett’s Unfinished Novels Destroyed By Steamroller As Friend Fulfills Final Wish

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