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SETI [acc-list] ACC Letter to CCNET

Larry Klaes ( lklaes@bbn.com )
Mon, 17 May 1999 10:21:29 -0400

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>>From ACC to Benny Peiser, in CCNET letters
>
>Let's hear it for Hungary! (No list memebers from there that I know of,
>though?)
>
>B
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>
>LETTERS TO THE MODERATOR, 14 May 1999
>-------------------------------------
>
>(1) THE MOON MAKERS, OR WAS PLANETARY DEFENSE INVENTED 90 YEARS AGO?
> Sir Arthur Clarke, Sri Lanka
>
>...
>
>==========
>(1) THE MOON MAKERS, OR WAS PLANETARY DEFENSE INVENTED IN 1917?
>
>>From Sir Arthur Clarke, Sri Lanka
>
>Dear Benny and Jay,
>
> I have to pass on this fascinating and astonishing item from space
>artist Roy Miller...
>
>>From: "Ron Miller" <rmiller@crosslink.net>
>>To: "Arthur C Clarke"
>>Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 07:54:09 +0000
>
>
>>I just read Hammer of God this past week (sorry I didn't get to it
>>sooner! I almost always read your books as soon as they come
>>out--don't know what happened with this one . . . ). Enjoyed it very
>>much, of course. I suppose I don't have to tell you about the
>>imminent-asteroid-collision novel, The Moon Makers, by Arthur Train
>>and Robert Wood? In it a nuclear-powered space craft makes a
>>rendezvous with an asteroid named Medusa, which is on a collision
>>course with the earth. By setting off a small, continuous nuclear
>>reaction on its surface, the astronauts give the asteroid just enough
>>sideways thrust that, several million miles later, it misses the
>>earth. I find it fascinating that this was written in 1917.
>
>Completely new to me - but I can add info about Wood - one of the most
>celebrated scientists of his day, famous for his work in spectroscopy -
>and for exposing the 'N-rays' nonsense, which destroyed the reputation
>of French science for a decade.
>Quite an uncanny likeness to the cold-fusion affair - though in this
>case I believe/hope the outcome will be different.
>
>I've just learned somthing that's made my day - the translator of 2001
>into Hungarian (printed in 1973) is now the President of the country!!
>Will have to send him the handsome Millennium edition that's being
>planned....
>
> All best,
> Arthur 14 May 99
>
>
>.......
>
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