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Jo Walton writes science fiction and fantasy novels and reads a lot and eats great food. It worries her slightly that this is so exactly what she always wanted to do when she grew up. She comes from Wales, but lives in Montreal.


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Jo Walton I don't know. I've thought about it a lot. I can certainly understand people who make that decision.

I'd consider it. It comes down to quality of life.…more
I don't know. I've thought about it a lot. I can certainly understand people who make that decision.

I'd consider it. It comes down to quality of life. I look at my friends and family members with Alzheimers or dementia and I think there's a point where I wouldn't want to be alive any more. But that point is well beyond confusion and where she is in the book -- she can read, and she mostly knows who people are. She isn't living in fear and anxiety the way we see her mother. I think judging where that line is for oneself would be very hard, and impossible for somebody else -- and of course, one wouldn't be oneself with one's powers of judgement, and that's the point.

But I I don't live in a country where euthanasia is an option. I think it should be, it should always be, for everyone. Life is a choice.

You might be interested in my "Death Sucks" sonnet cycle, on my website, especially the last poem: http://www.jowaltonbooks.com/poetry/1...(less)
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It's from Audible, and narrated by Alison Larkin. And they have given me some codes for free downloads, which I will give to people who let me know they want it -- either in comments or email -- until they are gone.

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