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      CommentAuthormuse hick
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2008
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    man, that's sad -- i really loved 2001 and its sequels and the whole Rama series
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    ...90 is a long good run. And its not enough for Clarke.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2008
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    Not only an important writer, but a link to a lost age of Interplanetary Societies and the like. Clarke met guys like Olaf Stapledon.
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      CommentAuthorhmobius
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2008
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    It would be fitting if his ashes could be placed at the L4 or L-5 lagrange point next time the shuttle passes by.
    Then he could be present at the topping out ceremony for the first space elevator.
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    I think tonight would be a nice night to go the highest point you can, and look, at least briefly, at the stars.
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    if anything, his ashes should be placed in the orbit named after he theorised it, 'clarkes orbit' . and any one of a certain age will remember him on the telly with his mysterious world .
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    Like Gygax before him this fills me with incredible sadness - we've lost someone of another age and the world is a poorer place for it.

    Clarke was my 'gateway drug' into SF, without his stories I wouldn't be who I am today.

    I hope that his last few years were happy ones.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2008
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    Pshaw. Compress his ashes into a adamantine monolith and bury it in Tycho crater.
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    Sad news indeed. I was introduced to him through Mysterious World as a kid and admired him ever since.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2008
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    Nice tribute piece on NPR, and a three page obit in the New York Times.
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      CommentAuthornigredo
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2008 edited
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    Sad to hear about it. Reading Rendezvous with Rama was a formative experience.
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    I caught this via twitter first. Sad news indeed.
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      CommentAuthorLBA
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2008
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    We've lost a giant today and he will be missed terribly.
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      CommentAuthortim12s
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2008
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    Bugger.

    Anyone checked in on Harry Harrison lately?
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      CommentAuthorobliterati
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2008
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    The last <i>Space Odyssey</i> novel featured a main character who'd passed away centuries earlier and was brought back to try and reason with "Dave". Maybe satellites and moonlandings weren't the only achievements he anticipated. Maybe centuries from now he'll be brought back to reason with his own novel's character.

    Rest in peace sir. Good luck out there.
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      CommentAuthorLokiZero
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2008
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    I'll drink to that.
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      CommentAuthorMegaGoosey
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2008
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    I read about this earlier. To make it to 90 is pretty epic.

    I told my brother about his death, to which he replied, "That's what he gets for being so old." Thought that was pretty funny.
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      CommentAuthorFractal
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2008
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    Goddammit, legends keep dying, and I'm getting sick of it. If Bradbury has the poor taste to die this year, I'll be very put out.

    You will be missed, Mr. Clarke.
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2008
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    I was pissed that Time magazine didn't name him Man of the Year in 2001.

    RIP

    Thanks for the humor.