Pratchett fans have set up a website to raise donations to match Terry Pratchett’s £500,000 donation to Alzheimer’s Disease research. Forbidden Planet got a white vinyl monkey signed by authors and artists at the UK SF EasterCon 2008 to sign the monkey which they will auction off as a contribution to the fund raiser.

I’m actually impressed by the number of the names I can recognise (from the photos and bios included, not the signatures): Holly Black, Paul Cornell, Neil Gaiman, Tanith Lee, China Miéville, Alastair Reynolds, Charles Stross, Bryan Talbot and Freda Warrington. That’s kinda cool.

Hat tip: Charlie Stross.

And following a link I discover that Barbara Hambly, China Miéville and Tad Williams have contributed to a Hellboy Graphic Novel! Utter drool!