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Old March 18th 08, 11:16 PM posted to uk.sci.astronomy
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Old March 19th 08, 12:44 AM posted to uk.sci.astronomy
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Just heard about it on the telly. And I just got his collected short stories
out of the library yesterday.

A toss-up whether it's he or Isaac Asimov who is the author who has given me
the most reading pleasure.

RIP ACC.

Steve


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Old March 19th 08, 01:19 PM posted to uk.sci.astronomy
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shazzbat wrote:

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Just heard about it on the telly. And I just got his collected short stories
out of the library yesterday.


A toss-up whether it's he or Isaac Asimov who is the author who has given me
the most reading pleasure.


A sad day. Space Odyssey has been my favourite movie since the first
time I saw it.

FoFP

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Old March 19th 08, 08:03 PM posted to uk.sci.astronomy
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"M Holmes" wrote in message
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shazzbat wrote:

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



Just heard about it on the telly. And I just got his collected short
stories
out of the library yesterday.


A toss-up whether it's he or Isaac Asimov who is the author who has given
me
the most reading pleasure.


A sad day. Space Odyssey has been my favourite movie since the first
time I saw it.

FoFP


I heard that there is a plan to make a movie of Rendeverouz with Rama. I
remember playing the text adventure game based on the book many years ago.



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Old March 19th 08, 08:10 PM posted to uk.sci.astronomy
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Martin wrote:

I heard that there is a plan to make a movie of Rendeverouz with Rama. I
remember playing the text adventure game based on the book many years ago.


Hasn't that one been in Development Hell since pretty much forever?

I'd really like to see Childhood's End made by the folks that brought us
"Children of Men" though...

FoFP
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Old March 19th 08, 08:50 PM posted to uk.sci.astronomy
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A benign great mind with the ability to make us believe almost
anything without attempting to control us.

That rare being who was never corrupted by the power he wielded.

A living transporter of minds, inspiration, ideas and dreams has
returned to his planetary dust.

Arthur C. Clark. Sol. 3.2008. R.I.P.

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Old March 20th 08, 03:45 PM posted to uk.sci.astronomy
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"M Holmes" wrote in message
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Martin wrote:

I heard that there is a plan to make a movie of Rendeverouz with Rama. I
remember playing the text adventure game based on the book many years
ago.


Hasn't that one been in Development Hell since pretty much forever?

I'd really like to see Childhood's End made by the folks that brought us
"Children of Men" though...

FoFP


Well it's shown as pre production with Morgan Freeman on IMDB.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0134933/

I also hear that one of my all time favourite 50's sci fi movies is being
remade (When Worlds Collide)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0455856/


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Old March 23rd 08, 01:13 PM posted to uk.sci.astronomy
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On Mar 19, 7:50 pm, "Chris.B" wrote:
A benign great mind with the ability to make us believe almost
anything without attempting to control us.

That rare being who was never corrupted by the power he wielded.

A living transporter of minds, inspiration, ideas and dreams has
returned to his planetary dust.


Take away his belief in monkeys and a strict adherence to lack of
facts and all you are left with is an obvious idea about geostationary
orbits. A logical conclusion that only requires the escape velocity
and orbital period of any celestial object.

It's not as if he invented any hardware to do the job.

But then I found his work arduous and unsatisfying. Asimov was a
little more childish and rather inclined to crescendos of counter-
attacking but ultimately they were of the same genre of losers that
provided nothing.

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Old March 25th 08, 06:45 PM posted to uk.sci.astronomy
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Wonderful author.

Planetary Radio is podcasting an old interview with Arthur C Clarke.

http://www.planetary.org/radio/show/00000281/

Among other things, Clark refers to his acquaintance with J.R.R. Tolkein
and relates an event where Tolkein and he were seated next to each other
at lunch. Clark says that Tolkein pointed to a smallish man, his book
editor, and said "That's where I got the idea for the Hobbitt." Now we know.
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Old March 25th 08, 11:25 PM posted to uk.sci.astronomy
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25 Mar 2008 12:45:41, catzz66 posted:

Among other things, Clark refers to his acquaintance with J.R.R.
Tolkein and relates an event where Tolkein and he were seated next to
each other at lunch. Clark says that Tolkein pointed to a smallish
man, his book editor, and said "That's where I got the idea for the
Hobbitt." Now we know.


The writings of one who fails to spell correctly either the names of two
famous authors or that of the species which one wrote about are unlikely
to be worthy of consideration.

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