publication date: Friday, October 10, 2008 (part of Round XXXVI)

category: Literature

clue: I hope he saves his world on disk before he forgets it.

explanation: Pratchett was a fantasy author best known for the Discworld series. He disclosed in 2007 that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Amy Austin, Aaron Shurtleff, Tony Peters, Sarah Kyle, Walter Chesser, Shawn Brandt, and Samuel Franklin


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