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28 JULY 2010

Something cool from Neil Gaiman's Twitter two days ago, regarding the popularity of "Good Omens" on Amazon's lists. Specifically, note the category in which the book is placed.

For some reason, I am not the least surprised.


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03 AUGUST 2009

Sir Terry Pratchett has written a very thoughtful article on an important topic near to his heart.

A WARNING: not everyone may enjoy the subject matter of assisted death, so be aware of this before you click the link.

Remember, all GO news is not necessarily pleasant GO News. But Sir Terry's words deserve to be posted wherever his works are celebrated.


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30 JANUARY 2009

A few days ago, Neil Gaiman won the Newberry Award.

And a month late (bad!)... Terry Pratchett receives knighthood.


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11 JUNE 2008

The wonderful cartoonist Phil Foglio put the original pages of his Good Omens fan art up on eBay, with the money going toward Alzheimer's research in honour of Terry Pratchett.

It sold for $2000!(scroll down the page)

Oh, how I wish I'd had that much cash...


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28 APRIL 2008

Monday the 28th is Terry Pratchett's 60th birthday. BBC Radio 7 has a special programme just for him, and even non-UK residents can listen in.

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21 APRIL 2008

On BBC Radio 7 : A mini season showcasing the work of comic fantasy novelist Terry Pratchett, who celebrates his 60th birthday on Monday the 28th of April.

For those of us (such as me) who aren't in the UK, there are links on the page for listening to the programme through RealPlayer.



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18 MARCH 2008

From the Guardian UK Paper
Pratchett announces Alzheimer's donation after diagnosis

The bestselling author Terry Pratchett today announced a donation of nearly £500,000 for research into Alzheimer's disease, three months after he was diagnosed with the condition.

Speaking at an Alzheimer's conference, the writer of the Discworld fantasy books condemned the "shameful" lack of funding for the disease.

<further on in the article>

He said: "For those of us with early onset in particular, it's more of a series of skirmishes. My GP is helpful and patient, but I don't have a specialist locally.

"The NHS kindly allows me to buy my own Aricept because I'm too young to have Alzheimer's [treatment] for free, a situation I'm okay with in a want-to-kick-a-politician-in-the-teeth-kind-of-way."



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31 DEC 2007

There are continued updates on Terry's condition, and his overwhelming receipt of well-wishing and gifts (which will include something from the club too, haha). Keep watching Paul Kidby's site for more news.


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11 DEC 2007

Terry Pratchett has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. He seems to be taking it in stride. We all wish him well, and hope he is with for many many many years to come.

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