publication date: Thursday, December 16, 2004 (part of Round XXIV)

category: Literature

clue: This scribe of Rama is a prolific author, but he'd have to write about 2,001 more books to catch up with Asimov.

explanation: Clarke was a science-fiction author most famous for his Rama and Odyssey tetralogies, including 2001: A Space Odyssey. more…

solved by: Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Erik Bates, Mike Eberhart, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Aaron Fischer, Mihai Rusu, Todd Brotsch, E. M., Christine Marie Doiron, Nadine Russell, Anthony Lewis, Phyllis Persun, Brad Htnck, John Pierpoint, and Jeff Ball

trivia: Scott specifically mentioned in the clue that this was not Isaac Asimov to discourage players from guessing that more famous author. It was sheer coincidence that this goo was published on Clarke's birthday.

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