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Arthur C. Clarke, R.I.P.

Arthur C. Clarke (December 16, 1917-March 18, 2008)
A legend is gone.

Read more here and here.


"I can never look now at the Milky Way without wondering from which of those banked clouds of stars the emissaries are coming. If you will pardon so commonplace a simile, we have set off the fire alarm and have nothing to do but to wait. I do not think we will have to wait for long."
- from "The Sentinel," Arthur C. Clarke

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( 18 comments — Leave a comment )
janissa11
Mar. 18th, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
He had a great, very long run, and it still seems far, far too soon. ::slumps:: Farewell, great man!
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 19th, 2008 12:25 am (UTC)
Yes indeed.
re_animating
Mar. 18th, 2008 10:51 pm (UTC)
That's a bummer. He did have a good long run though.
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 19th, 2008 12:26 am (UTC)
You're right on both counts.
mariadkins
Mar. 18th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC)
Oh man I'm heartbroken.
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 19th, 2008 12:26 am (UTC)
:( *hugs*
uterus_shrugged
Mar. 18th, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC)
I have passed many a pleasant hour reading Mr. Clarke's work. He is missed.
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 19th, 2008 12:27 am (UTC)
Ditto what you said.
st_crispins
Mar. 18th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
Childhood's End is one of my favorite books.
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 19th, 2008 12:27 am (UTC)
It's fantastic.
euclase
Mar. 19th, 2008 02:18 am (UTC)
What a life. Truly.
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 19th, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC)
You said it.
vonjunzt
Mar. 19th, 2008 09:56 am (UTC)
Hey, Amy.

If you're still looking for dystopias, you might consider a book I've recently learned about and just started reading -- Clarke and Mike McQuay's Richter 10. I don't know how good it is, but it is Arthur C. Clarke.
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 19th, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for this!
gilda_elise
Mar. 19th, 2008 10:09 am (UTC)
A sad day, not just for the science fiction community but for the world.
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 19th, 2008 10:36 pm (UTC)
Yes indeed.
sneezythesquid
Mar. 22nd, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC)
One of the true giants, gone. HAL weeps.
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 24th, 2008 01:12 pm (UTC)
Yes indeed.
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