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Arthur C. Clarke – 1917-2008

Sir Arthur C. Clarke has died at age 90. Clarke, probably more than any other ‘Golden Age’ writer, fired my imagination as a futurist. While not without controversy, he will be missed.

4 Responses to “Arthur C. Clarke – 1917-2008”

  1. Doug Says:

    Against the Fall of Night was a favorite of mine as a kid. Of the Golden Agers, though, I was a lot more fond of Silverberg and (I hate to admit it now) Heinlein. But of all the Golden Agers, I really think Jack Vance holds up the best. Or PK Dick. Does he count as a Golden Ager?

  2. Doug Says:

    <i>Against the Fall of Night</i> was a favorite of mine as a kid. Of the Golden Agers, though, I was a lot more fond of Silverberg and (I hate to admit it now) Heinlein. But of all the Golden Agers, I really think Jack Vance holds up the best. Or PK Dick. Does he count as a Golden Ager?

  3. protected static Says:

    I liked Asimov, Silverberg, Heinlein, Bradbury… but for me, Clarke somehow struck a chord they didn’t quite manage.

    And Dick is in a class by himself. Chronologically, he’s Golden Age, but compared to his contemporaries? No way.

  4. protected static Says:

    I liked Asimov, Silverberg, Heinlein, Bradbury… but for me, Clarke somehow struck a chord they didn't quite manage.

    And Dick is in a class by himself. Chronologically, he's Golden Age, but compared to his contemporaries? No way.

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