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  • Writer Arthur C. Clarke Dies at 90

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Wednesday March 19, 2008.

    Arthur C. Clarke, a visionary science fiction writer who wrote "2001: A Space Odyssey" and won worldwide acclaim with more than 100 books on space, science and the future, died this Wednesday. He was 90.

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    This is a sad day for all Sci-Fi lovers.

    Rest is peace Arthur, I am sure "It is full of stars" where you are now!
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    Eh, I recognize the guy's importance to the sci-fi genre, but... damn, were his novels boring.

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      They may have been boring, but they were extremely profound and some of them just mind-blowing, even if they were on the slow side.

      You will be missed, Mr. Clarke. Sci-Fi, and even today's science wouldn't have been the same without you.
      "Common sense is not so common." -Voltaire

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        The loss of a true visionary, as well as a scientist and mathematician.

        He "conceptually" lost a billion dollars, he was the first person to consider the concept of communications satellites in space. And didn't patent it....
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          I loved Rendezvous with Rama. Alas, I couldn't keep up with the sequels. The masses will remember him for 2001.
          Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

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            2001 and it's sequels are good writing. So, too, is the whole Rama sequence. Sadly, the list of still-alive sci-fi writer greats is slowly decreasing. Heinlen, Asimov, Clarke...

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              Re: Writer Arthur C. Clarke Dies at 90

              Originally posted by Vortex421 View Post
              Sadly, the list of still-alive sci-fi writer greats is slowly decreasing. Heinlen, Asimov, Clarke...
              I have no trouble finding good books to read. Check out John Ringo and Eric Flint to start with. David Weber isn't bad. I'll read anything by Vernor Vinge.

              True, we're losing the Golden Age writers, but there are new good writers to check out.
              Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

              snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

              Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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