Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Death of a Great One

It is with sadness that I note the passing of Sci-Fi great, Arthur C. Clarke, the writer of the brilliant, but sadly overly optimistic, 2001 A Space Odyssey. He along with Robert Heinlein were great Sci Fi writers (My opinion of Isaac Asimov is not that high - - he was smart but arrogant beyond words and boring.)

4 Comments:

Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Clarke, though an excellent writer with excellent ideas, showed his own clear version of Liberalism and Socialism way back when he wrote "Childhood's End." But on the other hand, he had the upbringing to enable those views in any event. Still and all, an excellent SF author.

BZ

1:32 PM  
Blogger dons_mind said...

did ya know that clarke came up with the idea of a satellite long before there was such a thing? and he even wrote about and described it! definitely one of the great scifi writers. he'll be missed.....

8:42 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Clark was an excellent Sci-Fi writer, but I also liked Assimov. I read just about everything he ever wrote, even scientific articles I truly didn't understand. Did you know that Assimov couldn't drive? LOL! All that hi-faluting science, and he couldn't drive a car!

7:46 PM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

Great writer who will be missed. I hope they dimmed the lights on the space station for a day for him.

12:14 AM  

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