On Terry Pratchett and Assisted Suicide

Terry Pratchett is doing a documentary on assisted suicide for the BBC. Pratchett, the author of the Discworld novels, has been diagnosed himself with Alzheimer’s Disease. Said Pratchett, “I believe everybody possessed of a debilitating and incurable disease should be allowed to pick the hour of their death.” I can’t disagree with that. My dadContinue reading “On Terry Pratchett and Assisted Suicide”

On Alzheimer’s Disease

Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series, released a public statement over the weekend. He’s been diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease: 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 unfairContinue reading “On Alzheimer’s Disease”

On Sam Raimi's Discworld

According to this blurb in the Guardian, director Sam Raimi of Evil Dead and Spider-Man fame, will be directing an adaptation of one of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books, The Wee Free Men: Sam Raimi, currently hard at work on Spider-Man 3, has been tapped to direct an adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s The Wee Free MenContinue reading “On Sam Raimi's Discworld”