Mooi Loop, Sir Terry…

Sir Terry Pratchett has passed away1, and the world has thus lost one of it’s bright lights. A person who had managed to get more people to read than Enid Blyton or J.K. Rowling.

Maybe even combined…

Mooi Loop2, Sir Terry…

Terry Pratchett - Enemies

1: I kinda think Death will like to keep him around a while for conversation, though.
2: Afrikaans3 for “Go Well”.
3: My isiXhosa and isiZulu sucks, but that would have been “Hamba Kahle” in both of them…

Another Hero Goes to Rest

John Holbrook Vance (28 August 1916 – 26 May 2013) was one of the people that made my youth (not to mention the long years I spent in the military) not only bearable but, at times great fun…

Now, while I am aware that no-one lives forever, it does at times feel like the universe is conspiring to remove all of my childhood heroes from our little rock in the last couple of years. Either that, or I’m getting older than I have realised.

The late, great, Jack Vance will be greatly missed by many. So: so long Jack; and I really think that it is time for me to revisit Lyonesse.