This has just come down the wire
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
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
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.
All of us here at DrJon's Secret Lair offer our sympathies to Pterry, and
hope the high-end experts are forthcoming, and succesful.