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Tom Clancy

Data urodzenia: 12. Kwiecień 1947
Data zgonu: 1. Październik 2013

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Tom Clancy, właśc. Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. – amerykański pisarz powieści sensacyjnych. Współwłaściciel Baltimore Orioles. Członek dożywotni NRA od 1978.

Uczęszczał do Loyola High School w Towson w stanie Maryland. Następnie studiował filologię angielską na Baltimore Loyola College. W 1970 r. ożenił się z Wandą, z którą rozwiódł się w 1998 r. Rok później, w wieku 52 lat, Clancy powtórnie ożenił się, tym razem z 32-letnią pisarką Aleksandrą Marie Llewellyn.

W 1984 r. opublikował swoją pierwszą książkę pt. Polowanie na Czerwony Październik. Ta powieść przyniosła mu międzynarodową sławę. Clancy stworzył postać Jacka Ryana, historyka, analityka CIA, a później nawet prezydenta Stanów Zjednoczonych. Ta fikcyjna postać występuje w najbardziej znanych książkach autora, takich jak: Czas patriotów, Polowanie na Czerwony Październik, Stan zagrożenia czy Suma wszystkich strachów.

Jest jednym z trzech autorów , którzy w latach 90. XX wieku sprzedali ponad 2 miliony egzemplarzy pierwszego wydania.

Tom Clancy brał również czynny udział w tworzeniu gier komputerowych; na motywach jego powieści pt. Rainbow Six powstała cała seria znanych produkcji. Swoim nazwiskiem firmował też m.in. serię gier Splinter Cell, serię taktycznych gier akcji Ghost Recon, strategię EndWar czy zręcznościowy symulator lotu H.A.W.X..

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Cytaty Tom Clancy

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„Dyplomacja to umiejętność powtarzania „dobry piesek”, dopóki nie znajdzie się odpowiednio grubego kija.“

—  Tom Clancy
Źródło: „Wprost”, wydania 13–18, Agencja Wydawniczo-Reklamowa „Wprost”, 2007, s. 105.

„Różnica między rzeczywistością a fikcją jest taka, że fikcja musi być sensowna.“

—  Tom Clancy
Źródło: Katherine Wiesolek Kuta, Reading and Writing to Learn, ABC-CLIO, 2008, s. 53.

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„The difference between reality and fiction? Fiction has to make sense.“

—  Tom Clancy
Attributed to an interview on Larry King Live<!-- this citation was found, for this commonly attributed remark, but a date is needed here -->; also quoted in Quotable Quotes (1997) edited by Deborah Deford Attributed variant: The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense. Clancy here expresses an idea evoked in similar statements made by others, all derived from the orignial made by Lord Byron: Lord Byron: Truth is always strange; stranger than fiction. Mark Twain: Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities, truth isn't. G. K. Chesterton: Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction, for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it. Leo Rosten: Truth is stranger than fiction; fiction has to make sense. (attributed)

„The more information available to the average person, the greater the synergy that develops from it.“

—  Tom Clancy
Context: America is the most inventive country in the world. Why? Because everybody has access to information. In the Soviet Union it was illegal to take a photograph of a train station. Look what happened to them. They tried to classify everything. The more information available to the average person, the greater the synergy that develops from it.

„Fighting wars is not so much about killing people as it is about finding things out. The more you know, the more likely you are to win a battle.“

—  Tom Clancy
Context: Fighting wars is not so much about killing people as it is about finding things out. The more you know, the more likely you are to win a battle. Take the AEGIS system in the navy. It's a radar computer system for air-battle management. What it does is give the commander an extra 15 minutes to decide what he's going to do to fight a battle, and those 15 minutes are decisively important.

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„I wanted a different way in which to tell my stories.“

—  Tom Clancy
Context: I wanted a different way in which to tell my stories. Coming up with concepts for computer games gives me another avenue of creative expression. It's not just me telling the story, it's me designing the idea for a story and letting the players write their own ending.

„Historically, anything that gets information to people is good for the world. The most important human being who ever lived, if you want to leave out religious figures, would be Johannes Gutenberg... that's when the liberation of human thought happened, because people could read the thoughts of people across the world, and have thoughts of their own, and publish them and spread information around.“

—  Tom Clancy
Context: Historically, anything that gets information to people is good for the world. The most important human being who ever lived, if you want to leave out religious figures, would be Johannes Gutenberg... that's when the liberation of human thought happened, because people could read the thoughts of people across the world, and have thoughts of their own, and publish them and spread information around. Anything that gets information to people is good. America has prospered because we're the most information-friendly society in the world.

„Computers are going to be even bigger. TVs are one-way. You sit there and you watch it. Computers, you interact with.“

—  Tom Clancy
Context: I was one of the first generations to watch television. That's technology. TV is like any other kind of tool. TV exposes people to news, to information, to knowledge, to entertainment. How is it bad? Computers are going to be even bigger. TVs are one-way. You sit there and you watch it. Computers, you interact with.

„The drafters of the Constitution had made one simple but far-reaching error. They'd assumed that the people selected by The People to manage the nation would be as honest and honorable as they'd been. One could almost hear the "Oops!" emanating from all those old graves.“

—  Tom Clancy
Context: The drafters of the Constitution had made one simple but far-reaching error. They'd assumed that the people selected by The People to manage the nation would be as honest and honorable as they'd been. One could almost hear the "Oops!" emanating from all those old graves. The people who'd drafted the Constitution had sat in a room dominated by George Washington himself, and whatever honor they'd lacked he'd probably provided from his own abundant supply, just by sitting there and looking at them. The current Congress had no such mentor/living god to take George's place, and more was the pity, Ryan thought. The Bear and the Dragon (2000), Ch. 12 : Conflicts of the Pocket

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