Writers who said they love Sir Terry

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Re: Writers who said they love Sir Terry

Postby AgProv » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:30 pm

There's Lindsey Davis, who wrote the Roman mystery/crime/historical novels centring on private investigator Marcus Didius Falco and his far nobler, richer, girlfriend/wife Helena Justina. (Incidentally, Falco started out as an engaging loser living on his wits, fighting crime, and who was developing a drinking problem. He has an ambivalent relationship with down-to-earth pragmatic Emperor Vespasian and his two royal sons. While he despises the whole idea of Emperors and wishes the place were still a Republic, Falco is wise enough to treat the most powerful man in the Empire with at least minimal, but candid, courtesy. Vespasian in turn recognises his ability as a detective and sends him out on what might be called the less desirable Imperial jobs, to the punishment-posting corners of the Empire. Such as the wet hellish rainy cold swamp called Britain. Here, he meets independently-minded rich noble divorcee Helena Justina. Under her exasperated care, he gets better jobs. Helena's despairing family accomodate a son-in-law who would not be their first choice. She also serves to ease over those little misunderstandings that happen with the Emperor and others.

So far, so Sam and Sybil....

Lindsey Davis invented the term tribute plagiarism and uses this shamelessly in conjunction with Terry Pratchett, incorporating many sly or hidden references in her works.

We at the L-Space Wiki have a whole page devoted to this, and indeed to other authors who have been similarly influenced by Terry, here:-

http://wiki.lspace.org/mediawiki/index.php/Reverse_Annotations
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Re: Writers who said they love Sir Terry

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:43 pm

:lol: I hadn't thought of them like that - but I see what you mean. :lol:
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Re: Writers who said they love Sir Terry

Postby Ghost » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:57 pm

this might be one of the more dubious connections but Robert Asprin author of the MythAdventures and Phule's Company series was a known Pratchett reader because he was found on May 22, 2008 he was found dead on his sofa with a Terry Pratchett book in his hand
sorry if this is poor taste
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Re: Writers who said they love Sir Terry

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:32 pm

I believe he was just getting ready to go to a convention next day I read that in Locus mag I think,I liked his books.
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Re: Writers who said they love Sir Terry

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:05 pm

He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
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Re: Writers who said they love Sir Terry

Postby Alanz » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:40 am

Ghost wrote:this might be one of the more dubious connections but Robert Asprin author of the MythAdventures and Phule's Company series was a known Pratchett reader because he was found on May 22, 2008 he was found dead on his sofa with a Terry Pratchett book in his hand
sorry if this is poor taste


what was the book...It wasn't Reaper Man was it..........Sorry couldn't resist that....R.I.P Mr Asprin. 8-)
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Re: Writers who said they love Sir Terry

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:47 pm

Alanz wrote:
Ghost wrote:this might be one of the more dubious connections but Robert Asprin author of the MythAdventures and Phule's Company series was a known Pratchett reader because he was found on May 22, 2008 he was found dead on his sofa with a Terry Pratchett book in his hand
sorry if this is poor taste


And it was while he was waiting to be picked up on his way to a convention where he was going to be a G.O.H. as far as I know, read that in one of the obituaries I think it was in Locus.
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Re: Writers who said they love Sir Terry

Postby Alanz » Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:01 pm

Wonder who they got to be G.O.H instead, Do they have a stand in, in case of Emergencies at those things :?: Sorry i'm in one of my Inquisitive moods :D
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