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Terry Pratchett News

Saw this via cookwitch -

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Folks,

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)

Terry Pratchett

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.

-o-

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Original Link: Discworld News

Comments

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karohemd
Dec. 12th, 2007 10:40 am (UTC)
:o(
*healing vibes to the man*
ffutures
Dec. 12th, 2007 10:47 am (UTC)
Bugger.
jonnynexus
Dec. 12th, 2007 10:50 am (UTC)
That's very sad.
lawbag
Dec. 12th, 2007 12:40 pm (UTC)
thats a bit of a shame, but does this mean he can cheat his readers by virtually re-writing a lot of his old books and passing the jokes off as new?
autopope
Dec. 12th, 2007 01:46 pm (UTC)
Not. Funny.

(Some of us around here knew PTerry before he was famous; to us, you're taking digs at a friend, not a name on a dustjacket.)
timgray
Dec. 12th, 2007 01:51 pm (UTC)
Pants.

But how like him this note is! I'm sure this sort of mental agility and positive attitude can only help.
crookedmonkey
Dec. 13th, 2007 12:02 pm (UTC)
It is absolutely gutting but I'm going to avoid making pitying noises too much because like he says, he wants to remain positive. But in cosmic terms its not right that this should happen to someone with a mind like his. It should happen to someone who doesn't use their mind, or where we wouldn't notice the difference - George Bush, Liam Gallagher, Russell Crowe etc.

I jest of course.
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