40 Faces of Death: A Grim Reaper Gallery

Death and the Disc World
Sky1/The Mob

Death is something of a fan favorite in the world of Terry Pratchett's "Disc World" novels, factoring into their complex comedic plots as something of a straight man. He also made it to the big screen in two Sky1 adaptions, "The Hogfather" and "The Color of Magic," voiced by the late Ian Richardson and Christopher Lee.

About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.