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An Embuggerance
« on: December 13, 2007, 04:00:18 PM »
Possibly some of you may already know about this. 

http://www.paulkidby.com/news/index.html

AN EMBUGGERANCE
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)

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.

Offline Vekseid

Re: An Embuggerance
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2007, 04:06:29 PM »
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I will, of course, be dead at some future point, as will everybody else.

Says him!

...Hopefully, in this day and age, he can have this problem fixed before it causes much trouble :-/

Offline Mindhazingsquid

Re: An Embuggerance
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2008, 11:45:10 PM »
I think you have to contact him through his publisher?

Offline Swedish Steel

Re: An Embuggerance
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2008, 05:16:53 AM »
I read something about him donating a large sum to research just recently. His plan is to hold on untill there is a cure. I wish him luck with that.

Offline Elvi

Re: An Embuggerance
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2008, 06:42:54 AM »
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/mar/13/health.booksnews

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/100666.php

One million dollars, or just under half a million pounds, depending how you look at it.