Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Arthur C. Clarke, one of scifi's finest, dies

With the passing of Arthur C. Clarke, the triumvirate of Asimov, Clarke, and Heinlein is now gone. Those three were seen by many as the great three in science fiction. Find the story in MSNBC here. Find the New York Times obituary here. Like Heinlein, I liked some of Clarke's works better than others. I read Childhood's End, which I remember liking. I strongly disliked Rendezvous with Rama, which I found boring. Yea, I know, that is probably sacrilege to some fans, but there you have it. I enjoyed a lot of his short fiction better I think. However, one cannot deny the talent and great influence that Clarke had not only in science fiction but in science and technology as well. Rest in peace.

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