The last of the Grand Masters has fallen ...

 
 
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18 March 2008 19:23
 

Arthur C. Clarke, Premier Science Fiction Writer, Dies at 90

I will raise a glass this weekend.

Byron

 
 
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19 March 2008 01:10
 

The last, and my personal favorite. I can’t be too sad though. What a long, varied, productive and amazing run this guy had.
Henceforth, I proclaim this date “Clarkemas” in my house.

“Clarkeoween”?

RIP

 
 
 
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19 March 2008 07:38
 
mpbrockman - 19 March 2008 05:10 AM

Henceforth, I proclaim this date “Clarkemas” in my house.

I’d go with December 16th myself. Celebrate his birth rather than mourn his death—eh?

Byron

 
 
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19 March 2008 17:17
 

I, like a lot of people, had my interest in astronomy and science sparked by reading sci-fi. I can remember when I read 2001 it was more like being taken on an adventure than reading a book. ACC was a true icon of the pre space-age, the expansive imagination of people like him will take us to the stars if we are wise enough to survive.

Arthur’s gone, Asimov’s gone, Sagan’s gone - let’s hope they did enough to sow the seeds of our destiny.

I can’t help feeling one of my last vestiges of young, hopeful, optimism has died with Arthur.

There was a rumour Morgan Freeman was taking up an option to star in and direct “Rendezvous with Rama”. Would be great to see it turned into a ‘sober’ sci-fi blockbuster.

Thanks Mr Clarke

P.S. he left strict instruction for a secular funeral service.

 
 
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19 March 2008 17:36
 
Jefe - 19 March 2008 11:58 AM

/tips a 1x5x9 pint to the Memory of Clark and his fine works.

Oooh ... no! That would be like crossing the streams! Don’t do it man!

It’s 1:4:9 (1²:2²:3²) is it not?

Sorry, got to try and build geek cred whenever I get a good opportunity. It’s the rock band thing. I play freakin’ trumpet and trombone in the band so it shouldn’t count against my geekage, but it’s still a rock band.

Byron