The author had a tremendous impact on my thinking when I was still very young. I started reading his work as well as Clarke and Asimov at 12 years of age. Never again could I look at a situation without fairly deep analysis. It made me something of an outcast and not much fun at parties.
The quotes here have always remained with me.
There is a debt I owe to him...that he formed my mind in a time when it could have so easily been forced into a different mold. Those three men provided a greater education than my brief formal attendance ever had. Bless them all.