RIP - Arthur C. Clark dead at 90

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  1. Bendimus Prime

    Bendimus Prime Rolls for initiative TFW2005 Supporter

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    Source: http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/books/03/18/obit.clarke/index.html
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  2. Star Sabre James

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    He lived a long good life. RIP.
     
  3. Warp4

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    Great author, sad he's gone, though I preferred Larry Niven.
     
  4. Schide

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    "co-wrote the epic film"? He wrote the damn book!

    But man yeah, he was one of my favorite hard sci-fi authors, his 2001 and Rama series are among the finest I've ever read. Sad to hear he has passed.
     
  5. Bryan

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    The "Space Odyssey" series stands hands down as one of the greatest SF series ever. I will genuinely miss his creativity.

    And in his honor, my two favorite sayings of his:

    "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

    and

    "When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong."

    Genius, both of those.
     
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    And don't forget the charitable work he did right after the 2005 SE Asian tsunami. He was right about several outer space advancements, but somehow most of them were way ahead of time.

    I wonder did he choice any way for his funeral, such as sending his ashes into space...
     
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    True visionary, he shall be missed
     
  9. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    *gasp*

    :cry 

    :rip 
     
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    I can't stop wondering if his soul turned into a starchild... Nahhh...
     
  11. Primus

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    Clarke is one of the greatest authors of all time, IMO. Just just SF. I have been a huge fan for about 18 years now.
     
  12. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    actually the movie and the book were true collaborative effort between Kubrick n Clarke. Kubrick had access early on in the writing process of the book. the movie wasn't a mere adaptation. its not so straight forward.

    rip old chum. rumored questionable lifestyle or not he wrote some good sci fi.
     
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    A profound writer and one of my influences. It saddens me that he has left us, but he has left us with some magnificent stories. He will be remembered.
     
  14. Bryan

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    I've never read anything that suggests there was even a shred of legitimacy to the accusations. Between it being a tabloid that 'broke' the story and the fact that he was cleared by an investigation, it doesn't seem like anything more than garbage reporting.
     
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    What were the accusations?
     
  16. Bryan

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    That in interviews he had described himself as a pedophile and saw nothing wrong with it. Or since it was a British tabloid, I guess I should say "paedophile."

    But either way, there was never anything subtanstial to it. He vehemently denied the quotes, no specific allegations were ever made, and he was cleared by a subsequent police investigation (that only resulted from the tabloid story, nothing else).
     
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    Sad news.

    'My God, it's full of stars'
     

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