View Full Version : RIP Arthur C Clarke, 1917-2008
03-19-2008, 05:09 AM
The last of the Big Three SF writers died today.
03-19-2008, 05:11 AM
I shall mourn his passing.
03-19-2008, 05:23 AM
The first SF book I ever read as a teenager was his Childhood's End.
It moved me to tears.
03-19-2008, 05:43 AM
gee, that's a shame. May he R.I.P.
03-19-2008, 06:11 AM
RIP, a great writer, and a fine man.
03-19-2008, 07:10 AM
03-19-2008, 07:15 AM
Wow. No shocker there, but still. :(
03-19-2008, 07:16 AM
He lived a long and prosperous life, and he will be remembered forever. Rest, prince.
03-19-2008, 07:49 AM
He wrote SF that even I liked. Now that's an author.
03-19-2008, 07:51 AM
03-19-2008, 10:28 AM
More thoughts and a link to a news story in the other thread on his passing (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=96424).
03-19-2008, 01:57 PM
I first heard about it this morning. I didn't know he was still alive.
So may he now Rest in Peace.
03-19-2008, 06:15 PM
We had him for 90 years, and while I didn't read everything he wrote, I thoroughly enjoyed much of what I did read. A brilliant, original mind. We're lucky he wrote.
Maryn, saddened but not surprised at his passing
03-19-2008, 07:00 PM
He was one of my favorites, and one of the two writers who inspired me as a young teen to actually write. I am so happy I had the chance to meet him.
He gave me an autographed copy of '2010'. I treasure that book.
I treasure his IDEAS.
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