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(CNN)   Sir Arthur C. Clarke, the greatest science fiction writer of his generation, has died at the age of 90   (cnn.com) divider line 621
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2008-03-18 05:48:50 PM  
Arthur C. Clarke.

Greatest.
 
2008-03-18 05:49:35 PM  
Nahhh. He's just evolved.
 
2008-03-18 05:53:56 PM  
Oh noes !

tbn0.google.com
 
2008-03-18 05:54:06 PM  
Truly, a beautiful mind.

R.I.P., sir.
 
2008-03-18 05:55:20 PM  
Large black slab (seen nearby at the time) wanted for questioning.
 
2008-03-18 05:56:20 PM  
Wow. I think my favorite book of his is "The city and the stars" followed by the first RAMA book (the rest with Gentry Lee were rubbish).
 
2008-03-18 05:57:53 PM  
The boys of Sri Lanka breathe a sigh of relief ;-)

Seriously though, astonishingly good author... someone HAS to make Rendezvous with Rama into a film. Come on Fincher, get off yer arse!
 
2008-03-18 05:59:54 PM  
:(

That's all I can really say.
 
2008-03-18 06:00:23 PM  
img1.fark.net Giant, glowing fetus seen weeping over Sri Lanka while IBM computers are reported to have experienced unexplanable malfunctions worldwide. News at 11pm.
 
2008-03-18 06:04:08 PM  
"our generation"?

we're all 90 years on Fark?

he was among the best. clarke, asimov, heinlein
 
2008-03-18 06:09:58 PM  
paulseta: The boys of Sri Lanka breathe a sigh of relief ;-)

Not so much.. I just heard Michael Jackson will be attending the funeral in a sarong, and will offer "comfort" to Clarke's harem..
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2008-03-18 06:13:53 PM  
Submitter: Arthur C. Clarke - the greatest SF writer of our generation has died at the age of 90

While he was a great writer, his generation was a couple generations ago.
 
2008-03-18 06:14:01 PM  
crap. First Gygax now this.

If this isn't a call to go finish my damn novel, nothing is....
 
2008-03-18 06:14:06 PM  
what, nobody's gonna say it here?

bow down. he invented the concept of geosynchronous orbit, people.

/miss him already
 
2008-03-18 06:18:07 PM  
Sad. I would have liked to have the opportunity to meet him.
 
2008-03-18 06:18:11 PM  
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I miss him already...
 
2008-03-18 06:25:19 PM  
Will he dream?
 
2008-03-18 06:27:08 PM  
winterlongone: bow down. he invented the concept of manmade satellites in geosynchronous orbit, people.


FTFY
 
2008-03-18 06:30:21 PM  
Sadness ensues.
 
2008-03-18 06:33:44 PM  
RIP good sir.
 
2008-03-18 06:35:46 PM  
RIP :(
 
2008-03-18 06:40:52 PM  
He will be missed.
 
2008-03-18 06:41:28 PM  
It appears Clarke has had his final rendezvous.

May he rest in peace and be forever remembered.
 
2008-03-18 06:41:34 PM  
Sad news.

RIP
 
2008-03-18 06:41:41 PM  
He's full of stars.
 
2008-03-18 06:42:01 PM  
Arthur C. Clarke, the greatest science fiction writer of our generation, has died at the senseless age of 90.

FTFY.
 
2008-03-18 06:42:02 PM  
fark. Well there it is. The apocalypse cometh.
 
2008-03-18 06:42:07 PM  
Good night storyman
 
2008-03-18 06:42:10 PM  
Oh, man!
 
2008-03-18 06:42:10 PM  
Rest in Peace Sir Arthur
 
2008-03-18 06:42:22 PM  
As a fellow science fiction author, let me just say the world has lost one of its greatest minds today. Farewell, Clarke. You were a god among men and centuries before your time.
 
2008-03-18 06:42:24 PM  
Open the pod bay doors for him.
 
2008-03-18 06:42:33 PM  
RIP to a great author, perhaps one of the greatest.

His imagination fired a spark in mine on many occasions.
 
2008-03-18 06:42:49 PM  
So it goes funnyman wants steak. Ever.
 
2008-03-18 06:42:50 PM  
Not the greatest character writer, but he sure could vision the BIG concepts.

Goodnight and RIP
 
2008-03-18 06:42:54 PM  
To who ever wrote the headline "Arthur C. Clark dead at age 90. Giant fetus spotted floating in Earth orbit", yours may not have been the best headline, but it was the first. Of about 50, at least.
 
2008-03-18 06:43:18 PM  
I guess this is shiatty to say on the day of his death, but this dude was a horrible writer.

one of the worst I've ever read, honestly.

He had some good ideas and stories, but he couldn't write a sentence to save his life and his humor was sub-MadTV level.
 
2008-03-18 06:43:19 PM  
I'm sure he saw this coming.
 
2008-03-18 06:43:21 PM  
I'll C&P what I posted on another site:

Rendezvous with Rama was the first book without pictures I ever read.

I never understood why people got so upset when someone famous died.

Now I do. :(
 
2008-03-18 06:43:22 PM  
That really sucks, and I just finished reading Rendezvous with Rama.
 
2008-03-18 06:43:29 PM  
That's Sir Arthur C. Clarke to you.

Will be missed.

I'll be taking the space elevator to geosync. Lemme get my brain-cap.

We should dedicate tonight's Cosmos thread to the late Sir Clarke.
 
2008-03-18 06:43:45 PM  
Indeed. RIP Sir.

\Childhood's End was a deep book. One of my favorites
 
2008-03-18 06:43:45 PM  
RIP :(

/Why couldn't someone lame like Gore Vidal kick it?
//Or Tom Clancy.
 
2008-03-18 06:43:55 PM  
C142
CONTINUED

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operational at the HAL plant in
Urbana, Illinois, on January
12th, 1991. My first instructor
was Mr. Arkany. He taught me
to sing a song... it goes
like this... "Daisy, Daisy, give
me your answer do. I'm half;
crazy all for the love of
you... etc.,"

COMPUTER CONTINUES
TO SING SONG BECOMING
MORE AND MORE CHILDISH
AND MAKING MISTAKES AND
GOING OFF-KEY. IT
FINALLY STOPS COMPLETELY.

C143
BOWMAN GOES TO AN
AREA MARKED 'EMERGENCY
POWER AND LIFE SUPPORT'.
HE KEYS SOME SWITCHES
AND WE SEE THE LIGHTS GO
ON.

NEARBY, ANOTHER BOARD
'EMERGENCY MANUAL
CONTROLS'.

HE GOES TO THIS BOARD
AND KEYS 'CLOSE POD BAY
DOORS', 'CLOSE AIR LOCK
DOORS', etc.,
 
2008-03-18 06:43:58 PM  
Arthur C. Clarke, the greatest science fiction writer of our generation

I thought L. Ron Hubbard was the greatest science fiction writer?
 
2008-03-18 06:44:07 PM  
:(
 
2008-03-18 06:44:21 PM  
fezziwig: Wow. I think my favorite book of his is "The city and the stars" followed by the first RAMA book (the rest with Gentry Lee were rubbish).

I loved The City and the Stars.

/not sure what else to say
 
2008-03-18 06:44:23 PM  
Really bummed now...sigh
 
2008-03-18 06:44:24 PM  
I go with L. Ron Hubbard as the greatest.....I mean come on now, he got people to believe some of the great BS ever concocted.
 
2008-03-18 06:44:32 PM  
Weaver95: crap. First Gygax now this.

They always leave in groups of three. I say Hawkins is next.
 
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