“Words can change the world.” – Terry Pratchett, Wyrd Sisters
If any one person proved to me just how powerful words can be, it was Sir Terry Pratchett. His stories have entertained and inspired me for decades. He shaped my moral view of the universe, and the way I tell stories. Right up to the end, he proved that you can live with both humour and serious purpose at the same time.
In Memory: A Tribute to Terry Pratchett is a collection of short science fiction and fantasy stories written to remember Pratchett, to celebrate his life and to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. If there could be a more fitting tribute to the man then I don’t know what it is. I’m delighted to live in a world where this is how people react to the tragedy of a beloved creator’s death.
I’m doubly delighted because my brother, Peter Knighton, has a story in the book. His ‘How Fell the Towers Three’ is a story about stories, memory and silly knights throwing food at each other. I enjoyed it a great deal, and it’s awesome to see another Knighton in print.
In Memory is out now on Amazon and Createspace. You can find all the links you need, along with more information about this fabulous project, through the book’s website. So if you like fantasy, humour, or just helping a good cause, please go give it a look.