Post Number: 1598
|Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 04:44 am: ||
A toast to Sir Arthur, for a long life spent inspiring millions of others.
Post Number: 446
|Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 01:54 pm: ||
First Gary Gygax, now Arthur C. Clarke. It's been a bad month for the childhood heroes of this recovering 1980s nerd.
Post Number: 1599
|Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 02:39 pm: ||
Clarke was never my favorite sci-fi author -- I preferred Roger Zelazny and A. E. Van Vogt -- but I always admired his ability to inspire real-world scientists to turn his ideas into reality. How many kids studied science or engineering because they read Rendezvous With Rama or saw 2001? How many Silicon Valley entrepreneurs would have done something else if Clarke hadn't made geekery just a little bit "cool"?
Post Number: 52
|Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 05:50 pm: ||
First was "childhoods end" was i was 14 or so, then so many more and there was a guy named heinlein whose books i ran into. tonight would be a good night to re-read Tales of the White Hart
Post Number: 3106
|Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 09:41 pm: ||
Rendezvous With Rama is becoming scaringly close to realaity when you look at cloning, gene sequencing, and nanomachines.
Clark wasn't my favorite SiFi read either but his works were definately well thought out from a scientific possibility standpoint.