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

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  1. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Writer Arthur C Clarke dies at 90

    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 Force Ghost

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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 Chosen One

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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 Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    I heard this on the news last night. Very sad. @};-.
  5. JediTrilobite Force Ghost

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  6. Juliet316 Chosen One

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  7. Rouge77 Jedi Grand Master

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Jedi Knight

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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 Force Ghost

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    Uh, the beginning? :p
  12. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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

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    2001 perhaps?
  14. Amon_Amarth Force Ghost

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Manager Emeritus

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

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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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