Bye Arthur

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Arthur C. Clarke

For many years Arthur’s books has thrilled my imagination and curiousity and I think he influenced the way I think of science – he had a positive attidtude towards new science and he was an optimist and a dreamer, and he loved talking about exploring the universe.

Each clear night when I study and gaze at the stars I alsways let my imagination fly, mostly with images that Arthur C. Clark helped me form in my inner space with books like Glide Path, 2001 A Space Odyssey, 2010 Odyssey Two, 2061 Odyssey Three, 3001 The Final Odyssey, The Nine Billion Names of God, Imperial Earth, The deep range, Songs of Distant Earth, Imperial Earth, The wind from the sun, Rendezvous with Rama and so on. Rendezvous with Rama the movie btw is being released 2009.

In june 1999 I joined SETI and The Planetary Society – inspired by Arthur C. Clarke, after that all my computers have been working day and night. He was a fighter for Seti and I think we can thank him that the project still gets funding.

Rest in peace Arthur, I hope you get your 3 wishes through – that we once find cleaner forms of energysources, we once find life in outer space and peace in Sri Lanka.


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Øyvind Lasse Høysæter

Born in 1971, fell in love with computing in 1983 because of Sinclair's masterpieces. Continued on the magic surrounding the C64, Amiga and moved to the PC world in 1990. Loves science fiction, programming, astronomy, my family and my job. (developer) :)

7 thoughts on “Bye Arthur

  • 23 March 2008 at 20:10
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    A wonderful author! I can still remember the effect of Nine Billion Names of God when I read it years and years ago.

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  • 24 March 2008 at 2:35
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    My first, and still favorite, was Childhood’s End. His work was “indistinguishable from magic.”

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  • 27 March 2008 at 23:14
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    Arthur C Clark along with Robert Heinlein were my introduction into the world of science fiction back when I was just a puppy. They are both gone now and the world is a dimmer place for that.

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  • 29 March 2008 at 12:06
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    Nice tribute. It’s a blessing when someone leaves such a legacy.

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  • 4 April 2008 at 13:02
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    I love astronomy books.It’s sad that he’s gone.Let’s pray for him

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