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Amph Arthur C. Clarke, grand master of science fiction, has passed away...

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Books and Comics' started by Strilo, Mar 18, 2008.

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  1. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [link=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7304004.stm]Writer Arthur C Clarke dies at 90[/link]

    He was my favorite author for a significant portion of my life. I have read tens of his books and loved them all. He was truly a gift and will be remembered as one of the greats.
     
  2. Idrelle_Miocovani

    Idrelle_Miocovani Jedi Master star 6

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    RIP, Arthur C. Clarke.

    He was a brilliant author. We have to shed a few tears for the man who brought us 2001: A Space Odyssey...
     
  3. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    I can still remember reading The Star and The 9 Billion Names of God in my 10th grade Sci-fi, Horror and Mystery Fiction Writing class and realizing then that I wanted to be a writer. I am truly shaken by his passing.
     
  4. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I heard this on the news last night. Very sad. @};-.
     
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    Rouge77 Jedi Knight star 5

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    He was, for a long time, one of my favourite authors. It was sad to hear of his death, but I'm reminded what he once wrote in a letter to Locus about another person who had died in his nineties also: One shouldn't mourn someone who had lived so long and seen so much to come true of the things he had himself dreamed and written about. (This is, of course, anything but a direct quote.)

    R.I.P. @};-
     
  8. JEDI-SOLO

    JEDI-SOLO Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Never read any of his books but I used to be a manager at Books A Million and I remember seeing his books.

    Sad when an icon dies.
     
  9. rebel_cheese

    rebel_cheese Jedi Master star 4

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    He was an amazing author, who, in retrospect, was a genius seer of what the future held. He was a brilliant man. The world will miss him and his ideas.
     
  10. THRAWNFAN

    THRAWNFAN Jedi Youngling star 2

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    RIP

    Now I'm going to have to read all of his novels,any suggestions where to start?
     
  11. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    Uh, the beginning? :p
     
  12. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I heard about this a couple days ago. It's so sad.
     
  13. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    2001 perhaps?
     
  14. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I was really sad when I heard the news. He was, is one of my favourite Sci-Fi writers.

    R.I.P. @};-
     
  15. Golden_Jedi

    Golden_Jedi Jedi Master star 4

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    2001, Rendezvous with Rama and Childhood's End literally blew up my mind back then when I was finishing high school...

    I still remember spending hours drawing the interior design of Rama to get a better understanding of what was happening.

    Farewell, Sir Arthur!
     
  16. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Those are three of his best for sure.
     
  17. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    He had a brilliant opus and it is a little hard for me to point at the best books, but I think you pretty much pointed out the big three.
     
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