What Would You Ask Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter?

The other day I asked you where I should start with reading Terry Pratchett, I also mentioned there was a reason. Well the very same reason I asked is why I am asking you what you would ask both him and Stephen Baxter… because (and I feel there should be some kind of drum roll here) on Wednesday afternoon Gavin of Gav Reads and I will be interviewing them for a special on The Readers and we would love to be able to ask questions on your behalf.

If you have a burning question you have always wanted to ask either author then simply leave a comment below, or if you have a question for both of them about ‘The Long Earth’ which is the first in what appears to be a series that they are writing together and which I am reading and am rather gripped by so have almost finished. After all the recommendations I have had from you, thank you all again by the way, I also plan on reading ‘Wyrd Sisters’ before I meet him too. Alas I don’t have a Stephen Baxter to hand, though I have heard he is quite hardcore sci-fi, is this true?

Anyway, if you have any questions for Sir Terry, Stephen or both of them then do let me know in the comments below and I will ask on your behalf.

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6 responses to “What Would You Ask Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter?

  1. DavyPaul

    For Stephen. What gave you the idea, used in several of your novels, that mankind could evolve into a more specialised degenerate form? Were you inspired by the humanoids in The Ringworld series?
    Do you feel you’ve inherited Arthur C Clarke’s mantle as Grand Master of British SF? Thanks, DavyPaul.

  2. The new book looks intriguing (am adding to my wishlist). Given that I know very little about it – I’d love to hear where its balance lies on the SF-Fantasy axis. Are there elements of both?

  3. If Granny Weatherwax and Rincewind ever met in a novel, what would the plot be?

  4. David Morgan

    Simon, I would suggest Voyage (Mars using our technology in an alternative time line), The Time Ships (based on The Time Machine) or Flood for a truly global Disaster Novel and an accessible entry into his novels. I also found Weaver, in the Time’s Tapestry series, an interesting exercise in cause and effect, following a successful Operation Sea Lion conquest in WW-2.

  5. I would love to know their thoughts on the possible existance of extraterrestrial life and time travel.

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