Congratulations Sir Terry Pratchett!

Science fiction author Terry Pratchett says he is “flabbergasted” over his recent knighting by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Pratchett, who authors the popular Discworld series, was among those honored January 1, 2009.

Regarding his knighthood, Pratchett said, “There are times when phrases such as ‘totally astonished’ just don’t do the job. I am of course delighted and honoured and, needless to say, flabbergasted.” He was diagnosed with Alzheimers in 2007 and has become an advocate for research to find a cure for the disease.