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Old 09-05-2017, 08:48 AM   #1
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Terry Pratchett's unpublished works destroyed

A hard drive containing unfinished works by Terry Pratchett has been crushed by a steamroller, as per instructions left by the fantasy novelist.

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what no backup?

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Old 09-05-2017, 09:46 AM   #2
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I expect that any backups will have already been wiped. His executors seem to be following his wishes in that regard.
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Old 09-05-2017, 12:09 PM   #3
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I expect that any backups will have already been wiped. His executors seem to be following his wishes in that regard.
Except for his own personal copy...
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Old 09-05-2017, 12:22 PM   #4
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Old 09-05-2017, 12:54 PM   #5
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Richard Henry, curator of Salisbury Museum, said: "The steamroller totally annihilated the stone blocks underneath but the hard drive survived better than expected so we put it in a stone crusher afterwards which I think probably finally did it in".
They did it all wrong. They should've blended it


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Old 09-05-2017, 12:55 PM   #6
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Old 09-05-2017, 05:07 PM   #7
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Except for his own personal copy...
That's precisely what the destroyed drive *was*. His personal copy.

Props to the man; I will never have to curse him the way I do Tolkien, Herbert, etc.

Of course, I still haven't followed the destruction command he inscribed in my copy of Good Omens. Perhaps in *my* will.

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Old 09-05-2017, 05:42 PM   #8
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Whose personal copy?
I'm suggesting the lawyer secretly made a copy.
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I'm suggesting the lawyer secretly made a copy.
Scum lawyer if so.
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I'm suggesting the lawyer secretly made a copy.
Do you have any evidence to support this assertion?
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Do you have any evidence to support this assertion?
Nah, just speculation, based on nothing more than my understanding of human nature and the need for publishers to keep milking the sales from dead/nearly dead authors.
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Works for me
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I would urge caution in such speculation. There are such things as libel laws.
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Props to the man; I will never have to curse him the way I do Tolkien, Herbert, etc.
Are Tolkien, Herbert and the rest really at fault for the actions of their heirs?
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