jueves, 13 de diciembre de 2007

Terry Pratchett anuncia que padece alzheimer

Lo acabo de leer en las noticias. Lo primero que he hecho ha sido acordarme de mi amigo Rober que fue el que me "presentó" a este escritor. En fin, como dice él en su nota de prensa, eso no quiere decir que ya esté muerto.


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 earlyonset 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 Iwould only entertain offers from very high-end experts in brain chemistry.

1 comentario:

Rober dijo...

Espero que sea capaz de enfrentarla con exito muchos años. Es una noticia dura, pero no puedo evitar imaginarme a un Terry con el caracter de "Viejo apestoso Ron" diciento cosas del tipo: "Mano de milenio y gamba!Que se joda!Ya lo creo que si!" XD. VIVA TERRY PRATCHETT!!!!!