Terry Pratchett, my personal literary adolescence hero and world-renown fantasy author is now officially a Knight of the British Empire!
Pratchett has written scores of wonderful books, most famously, the discworld novel seris. Discworld novels are still the my daily read before bedtime. Discworld novels are better than a nursery rhyme. It’s not just funny and intelligent prose, it also has a unique kind of depth, crafted in that special way only possible in the skillful writing pen (read keyboard) of Terry Pratchett.
Pratchett wrote that from now on, while nobody will have to call him “Sir”, they would have to at least avoid throwing things. 🙂
Frankly, I think “Knight” is beneath him.
Oh, and I was delighted to realize that Pratchett himself is a humanist, (I’ve been wondering of his worldview and politics forever) and that he wrote a science-discworld novel about Darwin! I must lay my filthy claws on that one, someday!