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Old 03-18-2008, 09:24 PM   #1
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Science Fiction Legend Arthur C. Clarke, 90, Die

I know (believe) there's several sci-fi folks on this forum. Sir Arthur wrote 100 books. He will always be remembered for 2001: a Space Odyssey.

Science Fiction Legend Arthur C. Clarke, 90, Dies -- 2001: A Space Odyssey -- InformationWeek
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He was an amazing man. Wonder how many folks realize he was the first to come up with the idea for a geosynchronous satellite - in 1945. The 1945 Proposal by Arthur C. Clarke for Geostationary Satellite Communications
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I know (believe) there's several sci-fi folks on this forum. Sir Arthur wrote 100 books. He will always be remembered for 2001: a Space Odyssey.
Though he wrote many wonderful books, I will always remember him by a favorite from my early teen years, Childhood's End. It is a tribute to the man that he wrote many books that will grace many bookshelves for generations after we have joined him beyond the veil.
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Though he wrote many wonderful books, I will always remember him by a favorite from my early teen years, Childhood's End. It is a tribute to the man that he wrote many books that will grace many bookshelves for generations after we have joined him beyond the veil.
That book, and many of his short stories, greatly affected my teen years.
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I read alot of his books in high school. I wonder how much of our rapidly changing world technology wise came about because of the visions and ideas that he and his cohort of SF authors wrote about in the 50's and 60's.

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He was my earliest and favorite author. I hope you're among the stars. RIP, Arthur.
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Though he wrote many wonderful books, I will always remember him by a favorite from my early teen years, Childhood's End. It is a tribute to the man that he wrote many books that will grace many bookshelves for generations after we have joined him beyond the veil.
I also loved Childhood's End as a teen and read everything Clark wrote that I could get my hands on. What a remarkable guy!

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I also loved Childhood's End as a teen and read everything Clark wrote that I could get my hands on. What a remarkable guy!

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How about Rendezvous with Rama? One of my favorites.
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Another big fan of his here. Read all the books mentioned, and like them all. Another I liked was 'Tales from the White Hart' short story collection. Also remember the old TV series he used to host as being very interesting.

Too bad that he is gone. Gives me an excuse to reread some of his books, and maybe find a few I missed.
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How about Rendezvous with Rama? One of my favorites.

I just started re-reading that for the third time on Monday.
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Another big fan of his here. Read all the books mentioned, and like them all. Another I liked was 'Tales from the White Hart' short story collection. Also remember the old TV series he used to host as being very interesting.

Too bad that he is gone. Gives me an excuse to reread some of his books, and maybe find a few I missed.
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A great author. When my parents were stationed in Sri Lanka, they managed to get me an autographed copy of 2001.
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Thanks Khan. Still have that book. Will read that story tonight.

There is a video he recorded for his 90th birthday you may find interesting if you haven't already seen it Video. If I messed up the link, it's on youtube.
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I just can't believe he has died! Yet apparently, he was an old man. Where has the time gone. I loved Childhood's End, too.

Seems like a good time to re-read some Arthur C. Clarke. I have quite a few to choose from, that I bought and read many years ago and have not re-read in far too long.

Some of these that I have in front of me are
Earthlight,
The City and the Stars,
Imperial Earth,
Prelude to Space,
A Fall of Moondust,
The Deep Range, and
Tales of Ten Worlds (a collection of short stories)

Arthur C. Clarke was extraordinary and he, and his work, will not be soon forgotten.
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You have to read
And it looks like a film in the works
Sci-Fi at its best.
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One of my favorite authors also. Songs of Distant Earth comes to mind, among others.
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My early teen favorite was The City and the Stars. Re-read that one many times.
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Rendezvous with rama is an amazing book
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