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Komnena
03-19-2008, 04:09 AM
The last of the Big Three SF writers died today.

Appalachian Writer
03-19-2008, 04:11 AM
I shall mourn his passing.

CatSlave
03-19-2008, 04:23 AM
The first SF book I ever read as a teenager was his Childhood's End.
It moved me to tears.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Childhood's_End

Judg
03-19-2008, 04:43 AM
:o(

Susie
03-19-2008, 04:43 AM
gee, that's a shame. May he R.I.P.

SpookyWriter
03-19-2008, 05:11 AM
RIP, a great writer, and a fine man.

Yeshanu
03-19-2008, 06:10 AM
:cry:

Haggis
03-19-2008, 06:15 AM
Wow. No shocker there, but still. :(

RIP.

maestrowork
03-19-2008, 06:16 AM
He lived a long and prosperous life, and he will be remembered forever. Rest, prince.

paprikapink
03-19-2008, 06:49 AM
He wrote SF that even I liked. Now that's an author.

John Paton
03-19-2008, 06:51 AM
rip art

benbradley
03-19-2008, 09:28 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).

Bmwhtly
03-19-2008, 12:57 PM
I first heard about it this morning. I didn't know he was still alive.

So may he now Rest in Peace.

Maryn
03-19-2008, 05:15 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

Jaycinth
03-19-2008, 06:00 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.