Terry Pratchett’s unpublished works crushed by steamroller – BBC News

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Image caption The hard drive ‘survived much better than expected’ after being run over with the steamroller

A hard drive containing incomplete works by Terry Pratchett has been smashed by a steamroller, as per instructions still left by the fantasy novelist.

It is thought up to 10 imperfect novels were flattened at the Excellent Dorset Steam Fair.

The six-and-a-half tonne Lord Jericho was used to roll over the harddrive several times before a concrete crusher finished off the remains.

Pratchett died aged 66 within March 2015.

The particular creator of the Discworld series have been battling Alzheimer’s disease.

Before vanquishing the hard drive, Take advantage of Wilkins, the writer’s long-serving associate, messaged that he was “about to fulfil my obligation in order to Terry”.

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Richard Holly, curator of Salisbury Museum, mentioned: “The steamroller totally annihilated the particular stone blocks underneath but the hard disk survived better than expected so we place it in a stone crusher afterwards that i think probably finally did it in”.

He said Pratchett did not want his unpublished functions be completed by someone else plus released.

He additional: “It’s something you’ve got to follow, and it’s really really nice that they have followed his demands so specifically.

“It’s surprisingly difficult to find somebody to run more than a hard drive with a steamroller.

“I think a few people believed we were kidding when I first began putting out feelers to see if this was possible or not. ”

The pieces of the hard generate will go on display in the Terry Pratchett: Their World Exhibition on the museum on 16 September.