Well, The Shephed's Crowd (a Tiffany Aching book) is out in the UK, anyway -- (idiotically) the US release will be Sept 1.
As noted, Pratchett's daughter, Rhianna, his literary executor, will not authorize any more Discworld novels.
Pratchett once told me: "The Tiffany Aching series is what I would most like to be remembered for."
Shops opened at midnight and included Waterstones in Piccadilly, central London, where the author's friend Rob Wilkins read an extract to 200 ticket-holders.
I haven't read this one yet, but I'm going to be getting my copy ASAP, and, just like you, I'll be reading it straightaway.
The Shepherd's Crown [Terry Pratchett/Harpercollins] - Preorder for Sept 1
The Shepherd's Crown [Terry Pratchett/Doubleday] - On sale now (in the UK)
Sir Terry Pratchett fans: Final book 'devastating' [BBC]
Burbank's amazing quarter-century institution Dark Delicacies is a horror book-, memoribilia- and clothing-store that is a community hub for genre creators, hosting a wonderful stream of events, signings, and even an annual chance to get your photo took with Krampus at a Christmas open-house.
Neil Gaiman says Edgar Allan Poe should be read aloud, and he's right: he recorded this video of him reading "The Raven" in 2016 as part of Pat Rothfuss's Worldbuilders charity drive. It's Poe's birthday today, and I can think of no better way to celebrate it than to listen to it again.
The next installment in the SFinSF reading series features Kim Stanley Robinson, Howard Hendrix, and Cecelia Holland; it's this Sunday, Jan 20, doors at 6, event at 6:30, $10 (no one turned away for lack of funds), at the The American Bookbinders Museum (355 Clementina).
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