Sunday, February 17, 2008

Terry Pratchett Is Doing Well

Latest Discworld News: Terry Pratchett (seen here resplendent in a red velvet Victorian style smoking jacket, toasting his blue-eyed character Death at the Seamstress Guild party held in his honor at ConJose in 2002) is cutting down on his public appearances but reports on his health are good. He is on the latest "wonder drug" and writes to his fans that he is feeling hopeful and reminds us that he "is not gone yet." Currently, he is setting up a fund so that fans can donate to an Alzheimer's Research Trust that will benefit many other people with this disease.

The Guild will hold another such party at the North American Discworld Convention in 2009. Terry plans to attend.

This year, Terry will attend the world premier of The Color of Magic in March as well as the 25th Anniversary Discworld Celebration at the Bath Literature Festival. He also plans to open a planatarium:

STAR novelist Terry Pratchett will open the UK's largest planetarium at Winchester's INTECH Science Centre next month.

The popular science fiction and children's author will officially unveil the new £650,000 facility on Wednesday, March 19, before it's opened to the public two days later....Phil Winfield, INTECH director, said: "Terry Pratchett is a keen amateur astronomer and he was very excited about it.

Oh...and he's working on his next book.


Note: Thanks to WitsEnd for permission to use this photo


and let us not forget the wonderful Discworld Convention held in England every August.

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