A Conversation for Life on Europa

Arthur C. Clarke and 2010

Post 1

Cheerful Dragon

Arthur C. Clarke suggested the possibility of life on Europa in his book '2010: Odyssey Two'. One reason for the destruction of Jupiter was to provide a light / power source closer to Europa than the Sun, so that life could develop 'properly'. This is also why the alien intelligence forbade mankind to visit Europa.


Arthur C. Clarke and 2010

Post 2

R. Daneel Olivaw -- (User 201118) (Member FFFF, ARS, and DOS) ( -O- )

He also suggests that there is life in Jupiter. (Origen of the phrase "remember the jovians"). He got that Idea from Carl Sagan.


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Post 3

Researcher 213233

Arthur C. Clarke. He's the guy who wrote lots of short stories in the nineteen fifties and almost nothing since? The guy who hasn't lived in Sri Lanka for all these decades because of all the lovely avaliable little boys there, certainly not, wouldn't suggest that for a second. The guy who puts his name on lots of recent sci-fi novels written 'with' other people, novels which read exactly as they would as if Clarke had no involvement at all other than lend his name to them to boost sales and earn him money. The guy who can't write a paragraph without telling the reader how wonderful and brilliant and famous he is and how he invented everything. Right. That single communications sat with British chaps in it plugging in transistors. If you take credit for predicting something how about admitting the hundred other things you predicted didn't happen - or accepting they're just stories written fifty years ago. That Arthur C. Clarke?


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Post 4

R. Daneel Olivaw -- (User 201118) (Member FFFF, ARS, and DOS) ( -O- )

He has written some books on his own recently. For example. 3001, the final oddessy. But you do have a point in that he hasn't written that much fiction recently. An, if you are refering to the suggestion about communication satelites, that's not from a story. That was actually a nonfiction article written in the 1940's See "How the World was One" for the full text of the article.


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Post 5

Mikeguy

No, the OTHER Arthur C. Clark.

Personally, I think he is a good writer and wrote possibly one of the most epic sagas of all time (although book by book, the quality did decay, serves him write for writing sequals to books that weren't ment to be a series)!

As for life on Europa, it is a good theory, and I think his books were a good way to express it.


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Post 6

R. Daneel Olivaw -- (User 201118) (Member FFFF, ARS, and DOS) ( -O- )

I agree that the odessys are a great series, but they don't decline in quality, 2010 is the best in the series, better than 2001.


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Post 7

Gnomon - time to move on

But 2061 and 3001 were rubbish.


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