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rocketyak  ·  344 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: New Pictures from Juno's Closest Flyby of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

I wonder how much of the Algebraist was inspired by that - their aliens and settings are painfully similar.

kleinbl00  ·  344 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Clarke is tough to ignore in sci fi. The dude wasn't great at characterization but every story he wrote was like a Conde Nast Traveler from the future.