Beloved Discworld author, Terry Pratchett (Sir Terence John David Pratchett, OBE) was born on this date in 1948, in Buckinghamshire, England. As a young man, Pratchett wrote on his website, he wanted to be an astronomer, but, “I never succeeded in my ambition, because astronomers have to be good at math, and I’ve never been very good at math. I thought astronomy was a really cool job, because you got to stay up late at night. But I have to say I’m very pleased that now, because of the success of my writing, I’ve built my own observatory?” Read more
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