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Old 03-18-08, 06:09 PM   #1
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RIP Arthur C. Clarke :(

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080318/...ChATTGX9Ss0NUE

I hope he gets to meet his extraterrestrial buddies in the next plane of life.
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Old 03-18-08, 06:10 PM   #2
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Arthur C Clarke is dead

In my opinion, the best SF writer ever. He died in his home today.

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Old 03-18-08, 06:12 PM   #3
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That was a true gentleman who embraced dignity. Fortunately, in at least one sense, he will live on.
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Rendezvous with Rama, Imperial Earth, 2001, 2010, he was amazing; was always a fan of him, Niven and Ursula LeGuin
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I loved watching reruns of "Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World" on the History Channel years ago. He always seemed like an incredible person to me. Sad to see him go.
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Awww... that's sad news. But I'm hoping he got to ride a space elevator on his way
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Loved Rendezvous with Rama, Rama II- a literary genius. He will be sadly missed- R.I.P.
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He was a great mind and a great writer. I started reading his books in my teens and definitely left a lasting positive impression. He will be missed.
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The very evarrr first scifi book I read was actually Clarke's short story collection, "Tales from Planet Earth." It was what got me hooked on the genre, and without him, I probably wouldn't be such a geek.
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Old 03-18-08, 09:23 PM   #11
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RIP Arthur. Well done.
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While 2001 was, as he hoped, the definitive space epic (although the end was a little trippy), I appreciated his short stories best. The 9 Billion Names of God, Rescue Party, Superiority, and others all fascinated me, despite their brevity.
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Second Dawn, History Lesson, Breaking Strain, The Songs of Distant Earth (the novel), Rendezvous with Rama and Childhood's End are my favourites.
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His memories will be treasured.
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I really have not read much Arthur C. Clarke. I will have to add him to my reading list. RIP Sir.
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'Childhood's End' is good start.
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He will be missed - such a visionary person. Deep Range was a very thought provoking book - and of course, Childhood's End.
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Me bummed. I especially liked Rendezvous With Rama and Childhood's End (the latter of which I found profoundly disturbing -- not in a bad way, but in a "wow, this guy has drilled straight to the primal reptilian core of communication" way) but I was a fan of all his books.

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90 years writing classic fiction is a good life.


Bravo Sir Arthur, you will be missed.
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'The Nine Billion Names of God' is one of the best short stories I've ever read. Maybe the best. Ditto for 'The Sentinel'.

Arthur was just brilliant.
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