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Unfinished Discworld stories steamrollered

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 08:25 am
by Grace Speaker
I know it's what Terry wanted, but I still find it heart-breaking that we'll never get to know what was on those hard drives of his and what that very clever bugger had planned for our favourite characters, or what new ones he was busy cooking up in that extraordinary brain of his.

The hard drives containing Terry's unfinished novels have been steam rollered

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On the other hand, there is something quite pleasing about a survivor of the industrial revolution getting the better of all this new-fangled, upstart electronics business . . .

Re: Unfinished Discworld stories steamrollered

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 02:41 pm
by steeljam
Grace Speaker wrote:On the other hand, there is something quite pleasing about a survivor of the industrial revolution getting the better of all this new-fangled, upstart electronics business . . .
But it didn't!
They had to put the drive in a rock crusher.

Re: Unfinished Discworld stories steamrollered

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 03:38 pm
by Darren
I'd just wonder why wait so long, and why make such a song and dance about it.

Re: Unfinished Discworld stories steamrollered

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 03:45 pm
by Pat
Darren wrote:I'd just wonder why wait so long, and why make such a song and dance about it.

Terry specifically wanted a steam roller so I suppose it was a combination of availability of Messrs R J Wilkins and S Roller.

Re: Unfinished Discworld stories steamrollered

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 05:58 pm
by Grace Speaker
Pat wrote:
Darren wrote:I'd just wonder why wait so long, and why make such a song and dance about it.

Terry specifically wanted a steam roller so I suppose it was a combination of availability of Messrs R J Wilkins and S Roller.
Indeed so - Richard Henry (curator of the Salisbury Museum) is quoted in the BBC article as saying: "It's surprisingly difficult to find somebody to run over a hard drive with a steamroller", but mainly, I should think the timing is aimed at promoting awareness of the opening Terry Pratchett: His World Exhibition at the museum on 16 September.

Which reminds me that I need to check train times down to Salisbury! :D

Re: Unfinished Discworld stories steamrollered

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 08:35 am
by Basement
Grace Speaker wrote:Which reminds me that I need to check train times down to Salisbury! :D


Me too! And try and persuade Colin to come with me. Good grief, it's only just over a fortnight away!!! :shock: