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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

  Arthur C. Clarke dies

Arthur C. Clarke has gone to his final Rendezvous with Rama.

Multiple times in the last two months I've thought about going to Sri Lanka, just to get a few minutes with the last living author that heavily influenced my early youth. I waffled. Delayed. Felt like, no, knew I'd be imposing. And now I'm never going to have a chance to talk to him about what he thought of NEOs. Damn it.

Thanks for your optimism all these years, Arthur. I had great difficulty with your retreat into mysticism at the end of most of your books - but found your faith in a positive ending for humanity uplifting when I needed it the most.

I hope that you, and Isaac, and Robert, all enjoy getting together again and chewing the fat. I hope you run into Bucky, and Kornbluth, and C S lewis, and Gernsback, and Campbell, etc...


I think I need to go beat a drum by a black monolith for a while...

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