“Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.”

The author of over 40 transcendentally funny and savvy satirical novels, Pratchett was one of the foremost wits and satirists of his time, selling more than 80 million books in over 30 languages. Though made popular for his dry wit and madcap humor, Pratchett’s greatest assets were his abiding impulse to speak truth to power and his talent for channeling disgruntlement at the status quo into keen and prescient storytelling. Pratchett’s clear-eyed and humane writings about death, dying, and mortality also made him a standard-bearer for the death with dignity movement, especially as he grappled with long illness toward the end of his own life.