In 1983 I accidentally received The Color of Magic through the Science Fiction Book Club. Seldom have I been so lucky. Now over thirty years later I have almost every book Terry Pratchett has ever published and have had countless hours of laughter, wonder, and interesting insights. So sad that he has passed away; so glad it never came down to that assisted suicide he had been investigating through his final years. I hope nobody will be "carrying on" the franchise beyond what he has created himself: trying to reproduce genius almost never satisfies.