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Farewell Arthur C...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Pete, 18 Mar 2008.

  1. Pete

    Pete Guest

    ....a truly great man. :sad: If you are now winging your way to the edge of the universe, may you find what you are seeking...
     
  2. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    His books were popular although I've not read many of them, RIP!!
     
  3. longers

    longers Veteran

    Aye :sad:, he had a good innings and a great impact though.
     
  4. Rab

    Rab Über Member

    Shame, but seems to have had a good life

    I remember Arthur C Clarke's Mysterious world from when I was a kid - compulsory viewing for me.

    A great man
     
  5. col

    col Veteran

    Sad news.
     
  6. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    I remember reading 2001 as a boy. It was genuinely mind-expanding and gave me a taste for speculative fiction. RIP.
     
  7. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Location:
    Logopolis
    Oh that's a shame. Read quite a few of his books and tv series. A very thoughtful man.
     
  8. Maz

    Maz Guru

    I also watched his Mysterious World series and found them fascinating.

    Didnt the Goodies do a pisstake of him entitled 'Does Arthur C Clarke really exist?'?
     
  9. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    A very important man in SF and way beyond. He was actually quite a radical author when he was younger and produced some really exellent short stories as well as being behind some early proposals for orbiting satellites.
     
  10. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    RIP. I'm no great SF conne.. conue... buff, but I pretty much know I'd enjoy anything by John Wyndham or Arthur C Clarke.

    Still, a good innings and all that. And what better legacy to leave than his books?
     
  11. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    And another kiddy-fiddler bites the dust.
     
  12. Rab

    Rab Über Member

    Surely not ?:sad::ohmy::ohmy:
     
  13. Smeggers

    Smeggers New Member

    Sad news indeed.

    The Rama series one of the all time greats.
     
  14. Pete

    Pete Guest

    When this allegation was posted a while ago (I don't remember who by), I 'flagged' the post as libel and it was removed. The tabloid-spawned accusation was proved to be totally false and malicious. Please do not speak ill of the dead now that he cannot technically be 'libelled'.
     
  15. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Sorry, it looks as if you might be right. A quick google of "arthur c clarke paedophile" seems to suggest that the taped confessions from himself and the boys were later withdrawn. Like you say, we shouldn't speak ill of the dead.