March 19th, 2008

earthrise

Arthur C Clarke

Came home last night to find the internet on the blink, so went to bed early and missed the news that everyone has been blogging about. Well, he created our world in so many ways: I loved his early short stories, I loved his mid-period novels, and I forgave the later collaborations. Sometimes his wit could baffle translators, but his compassionate vision of the future of humanity was always clear. This evening I will have another listen to the Radio 4 documentary from a few years back.