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martok2112 10-02-2013 04:51 PM

Author Tom Clancy, RIP
 
One of my friends posted this at another forum. This is a sad day for me. I've enjoyed Tom Clancy's novels (those that I read, which were quite a few), and his writing style has inspired my own when it came to writing Battlestar Galactica tribute stories, and other sci-fi stories.

Rest In Peace, Mr. Clancy. I hope you get a good debriefing in the afterlife.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/03/bo...ml?src=me&_r=0

kevin 10-03-2013 01:29 AM

I was a big fan of his in the 90's. I read several of his books from the late 80's up to the end of the 90's before admittedly drifting away from him.

I still have fondness for the three Jack Ryan movies with Baldwin and Ford and was looking forward to 'Jack Ryan' later this year.

I was quite surprised and saddened to hear that news yesterday.

omegaman 10-03-2013 10:47 PM

Yes. Unexpected. RIP.

samwiseb 10-04-2013 06:45 AM

I haven't read anything of his. I've seen The Hunt for Red October and quite liked it. I've often wondered what the heck is with those "freedom isn't free" ads for video games that have his name on them. Are they based on his books or something?

martok2112 10-04-2013 10:04 AM

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Originally Posted by samwiseb (Post 329993)
I haven't read anything of his. I've seen The Hunt for Red October and quite liked it. I've often wondered what the heck is with those "freedom isn't free" ads for video games that have his name on them. Are they based on his books or something?

I think, when it came to the video games, Clancy and Red Storm (his game development team) would discuss the story and aspects, and then Clancy would write a book about certain games, while Red Storm developed the game. I know there are books for EndWar and Splinter Cell. I don't know if he wrote books for Ghost Recon, HAWX, or Rainbow Six.

Yes, Hunt for Red October is an extremely enjoyable movie. And I love the film's score, composed by the late, great Basil Poleduris. (Who also scored RoboCop, the first two Conan movies, and Starship Troopers.)

Captain Tom Coughlin 10-04-2013 12:55 PM

I have a whole bunch of his books loaded on my E-Readers. I've read some, but not all of them. I've always enjoyed his books. Red Storm Rising is a great one. RIP Mr Clancy.


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