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Arthur C. Clarke Dead?

Discussion in 'Serious' started by Ramble, 18 Mar 2008.

  1. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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  2. UncertainGod

    UncertainGod Well-Known Member

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    Damn, R.I.P man.
     
  3. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    RIP. Absolute legend. Foreseer of satellite technology among others.
     
  4. Scirocco

    Scirocco Boobs, I have them, you lose.

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    One of my most favorite authors, a real visionary. My favorite book of his is Childhood's End. I also read that a movie of Rendezvous with Rama may be in the works.
     
  5. glaeken

    glaeken Freeeeeeeze! I'm a cawp!

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    That is a shame. One of the only sci-fi authors I would read.
     
  6. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    I'm deeply saddened. He was a role model of mine as a writer...
     
  7. Herbicide

    Herbicide Lurktacular

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    ...

    I think I'll re-read 2001-3001 (and others) in memory of a true visionary.
     
  8. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    The last of the great three is now gone (Asimov, Heinlein, Clarke).

    A sad day for us all.
     
  9. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    Damn. Couldn't believe it when I read the news last night. RIP Arthur. Mind you 90 is a good innings, and he lived long enough to see many of the sufficiently advanced technologies he wrote about stop being magic and beome science fact.

    Great book - if you haven't read any Clarke at all, or the only exposure you've had to him is 2001 and the Mysterious World series, read this.
     
  10. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Corrected for accuracy, but at least Harlan Ellison is still causing a ruckus.

    RIP Arthur, may you be remembered in more ways than you ever hoped.
     
  11. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Bester? - Who He?;)

    Edit- With Anthony Minghella and The Original Captain Birds Eye also gone, it's a very sad day.
     
  12. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    Aristotle's "good man" is now defined.

    RIP mate, i'm doing what i can to follow the way he lived and enjoyed life.
     
  13. LVMike

    LVMike New Member

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    The only futurist who was/ is worth a damn. A visionary who inspired generations of thinkers and dreamers.
     
  14. JesterQ

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    A true visionary .... I don't think any other writter will have so much influence
     
  15. Reputator

    Reputator New Member

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    My favorite author.

    He will be missed.
     
  16. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    rest in peace.
     
  17. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    And again... corrected for accuracy. ;)

    At least there is new blood: Charles Stross, Justina Robson, Richard Morgan...
     
  18. Kipman725

    Kipman725 When did I get a custom title!?!

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    +philip K dick :eyebrow:
     
  19. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    Pssst. See my previous post... :worried:
     
  20. Tyrmot

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    RIP Arthur C. Clarke - sic itur ad astra
     

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