Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Terry Pratchett is honored with knighthood. Ook!

Fantasy writer Terry Pratchett has been knighted (along with Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant!) as a member of the OBE (Order of the British Empire) for his services to the world of literature. (Or as the Guardian UK put it, "a dubbing for for creating a flat world on top of a turtle.") BBC has more about the story here.

2 comments:

andrewkaye said...

"Sir Terry Pratchett" has such a nice ring to it.

David said...

Considering how many lives he's touched with humor, reason, and plain good old-fashioned wholesomeness, a knighthood is the very least the British Empire could do for the lovely Sir Terry Pratchett. Let's see, jackets on his latest books say he's sold around 38,000,000 books. Considering the average Pratchett household has, let's say, eight of his books, he's touched at least 4,750,000 lives with pure awesome.

That's a hell of a job, Sir Terry Pratchett. A hell of a job.

You deserve this knighthood and more. If there is a god, he must've gotten your 'lucid til 120 years of age' card mistakenly swapped with someone else's Alzheimer's card.

That mistake needs to be fixed.