Arthur C Clarke 6 Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out. The Nine Billion Names of God – Arthur C Clarke, b. 16 December 1917 d. 19 March 2008 Update – I’ve added a copy the full story to MoT… enjoy. Share this:TwitterFacebook Post navigation PreviousNext 6 thoughts on “Arthur C Clarke” Pingback: Spot On RIP Reply That’s long been one of my favourites. They build the supercomputer to process all the names of God, don’t they? And when they finally have crunched them all, and there are no more divine mysteries to be revealed, God is done with his little experiment and begins to wrap it up… A great man. Reply Yes, that the story. Clarke, like almost all the truly great SF writers, was at his very best in his short fiction and ‘Nine Billion Names’ is one of the best of his best. Reply Arthur C. Clarke’s short stories were always a joy to read and indeed re-read. Reply Arthur C Clarke was a truly admirable man. One of my (few) heroes. And a brilliant story-teller. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.