12 December 2007

Not Good

This is such bad news

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".
Terry Pratchett has Alzheimer's. Awful for anyone it seems particularly cruel for someone who lives by words and their intellect.

Via Selina's Universe.


  1. That really is tragic. I hope as things progress he is able to descend into a contented state.

  2. Actually, is it Terry or is it Paul Kidby? it's not really clear.

  3. oh wow, that's really sad, not just for Terry , but for anyone.

  4. Its terribly sad news (for him, his family, and his fans). But I did chuckle at Pratchett's description of the condition as an "embuggerance"