March 19th, 2008

AnamChara1

Rest in Peace Arthur C Clarke....

I grew up in a house where books like Rendezvous with Rama and Childhood's End were scattered around like afterthoughts. For a 12 year old growing up in boring suburbia it was like finding gold. Clarke was one of the greats, with keen sense of what could be and what might be, and he was the most amazing storyteller. My own daughter is 12 and, coincidentally, just beginning to read Rama. I don't think there's a better introduction to Science Fiction available.

Rest in Peace Mr. Clarke, and thank you.