Arthur C. Clarke, 1917 - 2008
Are you thinking what I'm thinking? Because I'm thinking about GLAST needing a new name.
I'm also thinking about The City and the Stars, which apparently wasn't that popular because none of the self-proclaimed hard-core sci-fi geeks I know had heard of it before. (And before you go looking it up on Wikipedia, note that it's one of those articles that fails to meet a dozen different standards.) I got it used at Powell's on a whim a long time ago. In fact, I think half of my fiction library must have been picked up used at Powell's. I really need to get out of Hyde Park already, don't I.
Yes, my train of thought does often derail.
Goodbye, Mr. Clarke.