Today Arthur C. Clarke passed away at the age of 90. He and Issac Asimov are two of my most favorite science fiction writers. No only that he is a great writer, he is also a prophet of science. He wrote about many modern day inventions, such as satellites, moon journey, super computers, long before we see those become reality.
I read lots of his sci-fi novels when I was young. I always fancy by his world of possibilities. Although I don’t have much time to read novels these days, sci-fi is still my most favorite gene in movies or books. Actually, I don’t like his most well known novel, 2001 Space Odyssey, that much. I think the 2nd book in the series, 2010, is much better. The theme of the book is much easier to understand. Childhood’s End is another book I like very much. He warned us in the book that the human race may evolve into a dead end. Maybe so-call modern day green or pacifism ideologies are exactly following the dangerous path of evolving to extinction.
I always wanted to read his Rama series, maybe reading his novels is a good way to tribute to my second most beloved sci-fi writer. (P.S. I think Asimov is better than Clarke)