Saturday, March 03, 2007

Pratchett interviews

A short written interview with the author of the Discworld series, Terry Pratchett:

And an excellent interview with Pratchett on Australia's ABC radio:
Direct link to the downloadable mp3 podcast here.

PTerry, as he is know to fans, worked as press officer at one of Britain's nuclear power stations for some years. In the ABC podcast he tells an amusing true story about the man who came onto the power station too radioactive to be allowed to leave. Then there was the time that they lost a tiny piece of radioactive iron, a piece of weld splatter, in an 80 thousand gallon septic tank.

In a response to the interviewer Richard Fidler's suggestion that fiction writers like Pratchett can't do research, Pratchett noted that although they are making stuff up they can do research because sometimes it's a good idea to make stuff up out of the right ingredients.

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