If you have enough book space, I don't want to talk to you."
— Terry Pratchett
If you've never read any of the Discworld novels, watch this video to learn more about them. I highly recommend them--even to people who ordinarily don't read fantasy. I also recommend his non-fantasy works.
If you have read them, you need no further encouragement to watch this interview! Enjoy! (Just knowing uber-librarian Nancy Pearl likes Pratchett raises her in my esteem even higher).
Terry Pratchett has been diagnosed with a rare strain of Alzheimer's, and he has donated over a half million pounds (equivalent to about a million dollars) to Alzheimer's research in the UK. The loss of even one person to this disease is a tragedy. The prospect of losing a beautiful mind like Terry's breaks my heart.