Wednesday, April 22, 2020

reading The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke

As bad of a man as he was (he moved to Sri Lanka because the government was prepared to overlook his preference for little boys), he was a great writer with an amazing ability to imagine the future of technology.   I am reading a short story "Hide and Seek" (1949) in which television-homing missiles similar to cruise missiles play a part.


  1. My twin and I cut our teeth on Clarke's nonfiction, rocketry and such, back in the day.

  2. Not so much of a prediction, though. The Germans were planning TV-guided missiles in 1945.