Terry Pratchett announces at Paul Kidby's site ** that he's not dead yet (but oy, Pratchett. I'm sorry to hear the rest of this). He writes:

"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."

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."


[oh...I guess I'll squelch the urge to send cookies or a chicken and mushroom soup casserole.]

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**I found it by way of publisher's lunch

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  1. *Heavy Sigh* So sucky. I'll donate a bit to the Alzheimer research. I'd like the casserole recipe though, Kate if it's going around.

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