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  • #2
    Another brilliant mind gone. The world's a poorer place.

    Jan
    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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    • #3
      NO!!!!!

      this news stinks and much stronger words!

      you will be missed, mourned, and always remembered as the inspiration you were

      the awe i felt as a 9 year old reading Rendezvous with Rama, the was books like fountains of Paradise and Imperial Earth that made me think and question my own belief structures and assumptions, the amazement and great joy i got from the short stories of Tales from the White Hart. words can not express for i am a poor wordsmith the loss i feel


      from the generation of the Great SF writer we are reduced from 3 left to 2 left. May Anne McCaffrey and Ray Bradbury live long and continue to publish for many more years
      Last edited by Lunan; 03-18-2008, 09:05 PM.

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      • #4
        Wow, this is the first I had heard of this. I knew Minghella died today, but WOW! One of the great fathers of science fiction and one of the greatest minds has now gone beyond the rim.

        We will miss you Arthur!

        CE
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        • #5
          I am very sad about this, I enjoyed his books very much.

          R.I.P.
          It's easy to find something worth dying for. Do you have something worth living for?
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          • #6
            very Sad News..
            Duracell Bunny is arrested and charged with BATTERY!!

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            • #7
              Sad news indeed.

              I still remember how as a kid I watched 2001 with my parents -- hearing his name the first time, and listened to "Also sprach Zarathustra" from the soundtrack (on LP!).

              And I was just about to order his last book (with Stephen Baxter): "Firstborn"...
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              • #8
                I'm very sad that he's gone, but he's left many, many stories for us to enjoy. I've been reading his books since I was in high school, and some I've read and re-read many times. I will miss his Christmas message and his insights, though

                I hope Arthur, Hal and Dave Bowman have good times out there beyond the rim.
                Flying around the room under my own power.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Lunan View Post
                  NO!!!!!

                  this news stinks and much stronger words!

                  you will be missed, mourned, and always remembered as the inspiration you were

                  the awe i felt as a 9 year old reading Rendezvous with Rama, the was books like fountains of Paradise and Imperial Earth that made me think and question my own belief structures and assumptions, the amazement and great joy i got from the short stories of Tales from the White Hart. words can not express for i am a poor wordsmith the loss i feel


                  from the generation of the Great SF writer we are reduced from 3 left to 2 left. May Anne McCaffrey and Ray Bradbury live long and continue to publish for many more years
                  I , too will miss Arthur C. Clarke for his wit and many contributions to science and sf.

                  I was there when 2001 came out and enjoyed , first the movie - then the book, immensely , also "Rendezvous with Rama" was one of the first Clarke novels I read.

                  Have a collection of over 100 short stories on the shelf - and think I will work my way through that one when I get back from the Eastercon/Orbital2008 in London.

                  Rest in Peace Beyond the Rim , Arthur C. Clarke.
                  Last edited by babylonlurker; 03-19-2008, 11:09 AM. Reason: typo
                  Jan from Denmark

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                  • #10
                    I will miss him. I have only read 2061 and 3001 and enjoyed them and came a way with many great ideas for other stories. I've read a few interviews over the years and always hoped he would work with somebody to adapt 2061 and 3001 for the cinema. Are there any other works by him that you would recommend to start with?

                    David

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Pedrith View Post
                      I will miss him. I have only read 2061 and 3001 and enjoyed them and came a way with many great ideas for other stories. I've read a few interviews over the years and always hoped he would work with somebody to adapt 2061 and 3001 for the cinema. Are there any other works by him that you would recommend to start with?

                      David
                      Rendevous with Rama, Childhoods End, Tales from the White Hart" The Ghost from the grand banks (yeah i know alot of people didn't like it, i did) The Hammer of God, Trigger (with another author but a good yarn) The City and the Stars, The Lion of Comaar(misspelled). Imperial Earth, The Fountains of Paradise. and so many others, some of his short stories are probably the best SF you will ever read

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                      • #12
                        Arthur C. Clarke was the first of the "big three" that I read in the 1960's. I have very fond memories of reading "Childhood's End" and "City and the Stars". The books themselves are a little fuzzy and I'm thinking that I need to find copies of those, but the experience of reading them made an impression that lasts to this day.
                        "That was the law, as set down by Valen. Three castes: worker, religious, warrior."

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                        • #13
                          What a great loss...
                          What's up Drakh?

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                          • #14
                            Wow - the world lost one it's greatest visionaries. RIP A.C.C. - you had great contribution in making science fiction a serious genre in literature!

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