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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Terry Pratchett's Sad News!

Pratchett has announced some very sad news on this website. I wish the best to he and his family and I hope he can get all the writing he wants done before things become too difficult.


I would have liked to keep this one quiet for a little while, but because of upcoming conventions and of course the need to keep my publishers informed, it seems to me unfair to withhold the news. I have been diagnosed with a very rare form of early
onset Alzheimer's, which lay behind this year's phantom "stroke".

We are taking it fairly philosophically down here and possibly with a mild optimism. For now work is continuing on the completion of Nation and the basic notes are already being laid down for Unseen Academicals. All other things being equal, I
expect to meet most current and, as far as possible, future commitments but will discuss things with the various organisers. Frankly, I would prefer it if people kept things cheerful, because I think there's time for at least a few more books yet :o)

PS I would just like to draw attention to everyone reading the above that this should
be interpreted as 'I am not dead'. I will, of course, be dead at some future point, as
will everybody else. For me, this maybe further off than you think - it's too soon to tell.
I know it's a very human thing to say "Is there anything I can do", but in this case I
would only entertain offers from very high-end experts in brain chemistry.
(Don't click the read more, there isn't any more after this).

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  1. Man, the fantasy writers are taking a hit this year. First Robert Jordan, now Terry Pratchet. But I like his attitude, and how he keeps humor in that.

  2. No kidding! L'Engle too by the way!

    Add the death of Pavarotti and some other important figures this year and we've had one hell of a a negative way :S