Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Arthur C. Clarke, 90

"Clarke's First Law: When a distinguished but elderly scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he says it is impossible, he is very probably wrong. Clarke's Second Law: The only way to find the limits of the possible is by going beyond them to the impossible. Clarke's Third Law: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

SF Writer, inventor of the communications satellite, co-anchor during the moon landing, the last of the holy trinity to go (Heinlein 1988, Asimov 1992). Click below to read "The Nine Billion Names of God."

"Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out."

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