The last few days have seen two newsworthy announcements in the media of interest to fans of fantasy fiction.
First, the Bad News:
Author Terry Pratchett, known for the immensely popular Discworld series (and Good Omens in partnership with Neil Gaiman), announced through artist friend Paul Kidby's website that he has been diagnosed with a rare form of early onset Alzheimer's Disease. Click on the BBC news article for more information.
And the Good News:
Following the death of James Oliver Rigney Jr., who wrote fantasy under the pseudonym Robert Jordan, there was uncertainty as to whether the unfinished 10th and final volume in Jordan's hugely successful Wheel of Time series would ever see the light of day. Jordan's publisher announced on December 7th that Nebraska's own Brandon Sanderson has been tapped to finish Jordan's final book. See the full article on publisher Tor's web site!