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  •  Some lights have gone, but others will come. (2+ / 0-)
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    88kathy, rini6

    And a few that were dimmed by the brilliance of their fellows will shine on all the brighter, in remembrance of their colleagues.

    Clarke's death touched me especially, since he was the only remaining member of the Big Three, the other two of whom died before I was born (Heinlein), and when I was a toddler (Asimov). Godspeed, gentlemen, and may the Editor apply his pen but lightly.

    •  Same for me (1+ / 0-)
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      Black Max

      I was old enough to have met them both, but failed to make the pilgrimage when I had a chance.  Still, I've shared a table with Ray Bradbury and in addition to Clarke I had a chance to visit A. E. von Vogt (though his health was bad).  

      Being a mid-list writer never paid enough to keep me in Mac n' Cheese, but it did get me free invites to share the podium with some folks I really admired, and that was worth a lot.

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