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(RIP) Arthur C. Clarke

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by DBloke, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. DBloke

    DBloke RIP and tea you say?
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    We all have to go at some time
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7304004.stm
     
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    Yeah, read about it yesterday (I see the date is indicated as 03/19 but Enagadget posted is on Tuesday).

    I would've posted but didn't know the level of interest. The man wrote some amazing stuff.

    FWIW, we had this older lady buy a computer from the store I worked at when I was in high school - she lived over in Riverside, here in Jacksonville, FL. Her name was Marilyn Clarke, and she claimed to be the ex-wife of Arthur C. Clarke. I went over for a few updates, printer installs, etc., and she had an amazing amount of ACC memorabilia. I was never able to confirm this - however I do know ACC was married to Marilyn Mayfield, who he met in Florida, and she would have been about the right age.

    She was a bit loopy, so who knows.
     
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    I think a few of us have read some of his stuff
    (dont ask what my fave book of his was I cant remeber half the books Ive read)

    Well those of us that are still partail to the writen word with out pics
     
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    I recently moved a huge number of my paperbacks where I can get to them a little easier (~130-150 I would suspect) - in the new server closet :lol:

    Anyway, I recall seeing both Rendezvous With Rama and Childhood's End - thinking I might pull 'em out for a re-read!
     

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