The man who set me on the course of loving Science Fiction is dead.
I still love the completeness and total lack of gross violence in
his work. His short stories have inspired me as much as O'Henry's
or Steinbeck's. He was a man who knew how to tell a story and also
knew more than most of us about science.
Rendezvous with Rama is still one of my favorites. In my eyes that
book epitomizes what science fiction should be. I am hoping I have
missed reading atleast some of his short stories so I can discover
and enjoy them someday.