View Full Version : Arthur C. Clarke 1917-2008
03-19-2008, 08:51 AM
A man I admired and respected greatly. Now his soul is free to roam the cosmos he imagined so vividly.
In 1968, accompanied by 2 of my geek friends, I sat through 5 consecutive screenings of "2001: A Space Odyssey" in one day.
On December 31, 2001, I attended the last screening of that film at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. It still held the same magic for me.
03-20-2008, 06:55 PM
I remember reading 2001: A Space Odyssey during a very important period in my life. His work was one of the main influences on my mind when I was growing up. Now I have a deep love and respect for science fiction.
Just last year another favorite writer of mine, Kurt Vonnegut, died as well. I'm concerned that perhaps I may never have the opportunity to meet any of my idols.
03-20-2008, 07:03 PM
I will miss him, his body of work, and influence continues though. Rama, 2001, childhoods end, etc. Immortality of a sort.
03-22-2008, 11:25 AM
I downloaded a Arthur C. Clarke torrent with all his space odyssey books and have been reading them in segments for about a month. It's a different type of science fiction than Star Wars or Star Trek. It's more like philosophical book that uses science fiction as a medium to tell the story. That's why I like it. Clarke is up there with Chuck Palahniuk and Nietzsche as my favorite authors.
03-24-2008, 01:19 PM
I'm concerned that perhaps I may never have the opportunity to meet any of my idols.
One of the few advantages of living in Los Angeles is that I've met Ray Bradbury and heard him speak live on several occasions.
04-07-2008, 02:39 AM
Sir Arthur C. Clarke a true Knight in every sense. He graduated from this world with Honors.
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