Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld novels, has been diagnosed with a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer's. The Sci Fi Catholic invites readers to pray for the author. I see Deej has a copy of The Color of Magic lying on the floor near my bowl. Maybe I'll ask Phenny or Frederick to hold it up for me so I can read it.
Here's the article from AFP:
LONDON (AFP) — British science fiction and fantasy author Terry Pratchett said Thursday he has a rare form of Alzheimer's disease, describing the diagnosis as "an embuggerance".
Pratchett, 59, whose Discworld books have sold 55 million copies worldwide translated into some 27 languages, pledged to keep working and reassured fans there was "time for at least a few more books yet". [more...]