Pues ya no sabia ni como titularlo. Si chavales, el ke sera de los mejores escritores de ficcion, el mas cachondo, cuyos libros ostentan el titulo de ser los mas robados en el reino unido, y los mas vendidos despues de los de Harry Potter, Terry Pratchett tiene una forma rara de alzheimer, diagnosticada en fase temprana. Y me jode, no solo por sus libros (el tio se muestra optimista, y dice ke un par mas caeran) sino por esa complicidad patente entre el creador/artista/etc y sus seguidores, ke hace ke se le desee de todo corazon lo mejor, y ke hace de esta noticia una GRAN putada para mi. Esperemos ke haya guardado un poco de su genial humor para vivir lo ke le espera con calma y la mayor alegria posible. Aki la noticia ampliada: Terry Pratchett has rare, early-onset Alzheimer's Posted by Cory Doctorow, December 12, 2007 8:46 AM | permalink Terry Pratchett has addressed an open letter to his fans (on Paul Kidby's Discworld News) with some genuinely awful news -- he has a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer's. His note is incredibly brave and chipper. The man's a real inspiration -- incredibly prolific, brilliant and talented, friendly and clearly as happy as anything with where he's found himself. Folks, I would have liked to keep this one quiet for a little while, but because of upcoming conventions and of course the need to keep my publishers informed, it seems to me unfair to withhold the news. I have been diagnosed with a very rare form of early onset Alzheimer's, which lay behind this year's phantom "stroke". We are taking it fairly philosophically down here and possibly with a mild optimism. For now work is continuing on the completion of Nation and the basic notes are already being laid down for Unseen Academicals. All other things being equal, I expect to meet most current and, as far as possible, future commitments but will discuss things with the various organisers. Frankly, I would prefer it if people kept things cheerful, because I think there's time for at least a few more books yet :o) Terry Pratchett PS I would just like to draw attention to everyone reading the above that this should be interpreted as 'I am not dead'. I will, of course, be dead at some future point, as will everybody else. For me, this maybe further off than you think - it's too soon to tell. I know it's a very human thing to say "Is there anything I can do", but in this case I would only entertain offers from very high-end experts in brain chemistry.