I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

A bit of sad news

There's no sense going into it too deeply, but one of my favorite authors, Terry Pratchett has encountered a bit of 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 earlyonset 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, Iexpect 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)

I've been reading Pratchett for years. He is a prolific author with an incredible wit and a sense of humor which never fails to make me smile. While this is certainly cause for concern though, Pratchett seems to be taking it with his characteristic charm.
Can I remind everybody that I still aten’t dead, even today.

Best of luck to you, sir, and our thoughts will be with you.

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