In the memory of Arthur C. Clarke

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)

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