Thursday, December 13, 2007

Cheerful Pratchett

Terry Pratchett, author of the popular and pseudo-medievalist Discworld series, has been "diagnosed with a very rare form of earlyonset Alzheimer's." He is resolved to remain cheerful, and appears to be working on finishing at least two more books. h/t Mythusmage Opines

I assert and aver that Discworld's Unseen University is the most spot-on depiction of academic life ever, with the exception of Richard Russo's Straight Man and Kafka's The Trial.


  1. Anonymous2:52 PM

    Try Publish and Perish: Three Tales of Tenure and Terror by James Hynes

  2. There is something to be said for Ars Magica.

  3. Now every time I read "confessions of a community college dean", i'm going to be envisioning Ridcully...