Since the tragic Death from Alzheimer’s of Sir Terry Pratchett in March of this year there has been much speculation as to whether the series would continue under a different writer. As long ago as 2012 Terry had implied in an article in the New Statesman that that person would be his daughter Rihanna, who is already a writer and had grown up immersed in the series, with access to the source.
However a recent tweet has ended the hopes that some had held.
To reiterate – No I don't intend on writing more Discworld novels, or giving anyone else permission to do so. They are sacred to dad.
— Rhianna Pratchett (@rhipratchett) June 5, 2015
This leaves ‘The Shepard’s Crown’ – due out in September, as the last chance to visit one of the greatest fantasy worlds in literary history.