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Old 03-18-2008, 04:24 PM
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Arthur C Clarke RIP
Bummer

Incredibly inventive writer and still unbelivable that some of his stuff was written over 50 years ago and fairly accurately described future inventions

RIP
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:44 PM
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Re: Arthur C Clarke RIP


What a day! 1st Anthony Minghella and now Arthur C. Clarke... I'm just speechless.
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:02 PM
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Re: Arthur C Clarke RIP
i'm reading "rendezvous with rama" for the first time right now and it's a really incredible read. the man was a genius.
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:59 PM
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Re: Arthur C Clarke RIP
Damn damn damn.

He was on my list of people I never wanted to die.
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:29 PM
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Re: Arthur C Clarke RIP
Quote:
Originally Posted by cacophony
i'm reading "rendezvous with rama"
Rendez-vous With Rama is a fantastic book.
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Old 03-19-2008, 01:11 PM
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Re: Arthur C Clarke RIP
For anyone whose interested, here's a video Clarke made on his 90th birthday:



Some interesting reflections.
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:39 PM
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Re: Arthur C Clarke RIP
Since I read "Childhood's End" in highschool I've been tuned into his awesome concepts. Bummer.
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Old 04-06-2008, 11:30 AM
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Re: Arthur C Clarke RIP
How great a visionary he was! I became an addict through "The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke". "Rendezvous with Rama" is a masterpiece of realistic science-fiction. Next on my reading list are "2010", "2061" and "3001".
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