Sad news

Terry Pratchett has Alzheimer’s. He describes it as “an embuggerance” and says “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)”
Still.
It’s a horrible disease and he is way too young (59!!) to have to deal with this crap. I was hoping we’d have a new Discworld novel every couple of years until he was in his eighties. I’m hoping that this is an early diagnosis (sounds like it is), and that all the exciting new tech they’re working on for Alz patients will be put to good use on Pterry and he’ll have a lot longer to be himself and keep writing.

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One Response to Sad news

  1. Alex Summers says:

    I saw this in the news today, and was really bummed. I’m still catching up on the Discworld series (just finishing Night Watch) and I, too, assumed that it’d be going on for a long time to come. Bugger.