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Arthur C. Clarke, in memory of - 1917-2008

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Arthur C. Clarke, in memory of - 1917-2008
« on: March 20, 2008, 08:09:42 pm »

One of the earliest SF writer I discovered upon learning to read in English passed away on 19 March 2008. There's a geeklist on BGG:



http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/29994



And in a small way, he was one of the reasons I got certified for scuba diving. Thus passeth a great futurist and visionary.


Arthur C. Clarke, in memory of - 1917-2008
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2008, 04:11:48 am »
Ah damn! He fueled my imagination when I was young.
A great loss indeed.

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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2008, 08:17:54 am »

[quote user="LoStBoYz"]Ah damn! He fueled my imagination when I was young.
A great loss indeed.
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Wow..extra terrestrials hopefuls.I've been living in cosmic ignorance all this while.


Arthur C. Clarke, in memory of - 1917-2008
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2008, 02:15:43 pm »
Doubt you can be that ignorant. I'm sure you're seen or at least heard of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, or the evil computer named HAL.

My fav book of his is this : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rendezvous_with_Rama

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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2008, 08:37:26 am »
i have to agree with c_mun and say that while i've heard of Arthur C Clark, I've never read nor watched his stuff. must be old stuff.

Arthur C. Clarke, in memory of - 1917-2008
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2008, 08:57:17 am »
LOL!! FYI all evil computer movie plots stems from HAL. Yeah its old stuff, but vintage.
You heard of DUNE by Frank Herbert? Right? Or even LoTR right? Those are older works than 2001!

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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2008, 09:07:43 am »

[quote user="LoStBoYz"]Doubt you can be that ignorant. I'm sure you're seen or at least heard of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, or the evil computer named HAL.

My fav book of his is this : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rendezvous_with_Rama
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Ah ,yes! 2001:A Space Odyssey, the classic 1968 movie, and The Other Side of the Sky, a pair of computer programmers sent to a remote Tibetan monastry to help the monks compile a list of all the names of God.



"To space fans and perpetual adolescents everywhere, Clarke was simply the deceptively dry voice of cosmic wonder"  Obituary