punkwalrus (punkwalrus) wrote,
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Aw crap... RIP Arthur C. Clarke, age 90!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7304004.stm

I grew up to his works, and is one of the greatest influences in my sci-fi writing. My favorites were "Childhood's End" and "Songs of Distant Earth." He made it to age 90, though, which is pretty damn good. I hope they have some memorial at Balticon. If not, I'll host one. He was one of the greats along with Heinlein, Asimov, and Bradbury. Out of all of them, I only got to meet Asimov, and that was only briefly as part of the Evecon 5 security detail.

Dammit. Only Bradbury is left.
Tags: arthur c clarke, bradbury, sci-fi, science fiction
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