Discussion in 'Serious' started by Ramble, 18 Mar 2008.
Damn, R.I.P man.
RIP. Absolute legend. Foreseer of satellite technology among others.
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.
That is a shame. One of the only sci-fi authors I would read.
I'm deeply saddened. He was a role model of mine as a writer...
I think I'll re-read 2001-3001 (and others) in memory of a true visionary.
The last of the great three is now gone (Asimov, Heinlein, Clarke).
A sad day for us all.
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.
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.
Bester? - Who He?
Edit- With Anthony Minghella and The Original Captain Birds Eye also gone, it's a very sad day.
Aristotle's "good man" is now defined.
RIP mate, i'm doing what i can to follow the way he lived and enjoyed life.
The only futurist who was/ is worth a damn. A visionary who inspired generations of thinkers and dreamers.
A true visionary .... I don't think any other writter will have so much influence
My favorite author.
He will be missed.
rest in peace.
And again... corrected for accuracy.
At least there is new blood: Charles Stross, Justina Robson, Richard Morgan...
+philip K dick
Pssst. See my previous post...
RIP Arthur C. Clarke - sic itur ad astra
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