Peter Watts, author of the superb Blindsight and the pretty shit hot Starfish, Maelstrom and Behemoth, has NOT been having a good time. Last year he was getting roughed up by border police and now he has something called necrotizing fasciitis. Do not click on this link if you are squeamish. Seriously.
Best wishes to you Peter, and get someone to put a harpoon in that vicious fucking gremlin that keeps following you around.
His blog is here. Avoid the ‘Moving Pictures’ post if you want to enjoy your lunch.
And go and buy his books. You won’t regret it.