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RIP Arthur C Clark 
19th-Mar-2008 12:45 pm
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British-born science fiction author Arthur C Clarke has died in hospital in Sri Lanka at the age of 90.

Clarke had been in and out of hospital since his 90th birthday in December and had breathing difficulties, his aide Rohan de Silva said.

"Sir Arthur passed away a short while ago at the Apollo Hospital," Mr de Silva said.

Clarke, who foresaw communication satellites in 1945, wrote more than 80 books.

He was most famous for his novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was made in to a film by controversial director Stanley Kubrick.

Clarke was Sri Lanka's best-known resident guest and has a scientific academy named after him.



19th-Mar-2008 02:04 am (UTC)
Oh that is sad :(

Leela - you received that from a Fed. Police source?

Oh and I emant to ask, when are you free for an interview on SonorusCast again? :) We wanna have you on darlin!

- Josh
19th-Mar-2008 02:06 am (UTC)
Damn... One more genius that will be missed. *salutes*
19th-Mar-2008 02:13 am (UTC)
May God grant rest to his eternal soul.

I remember, when I was a high school student, reading a collection of his short stories called "The Nine Million Names Of God". It was very good overall.

He will be missed.
19th-Mar-2008 02:36 am (UTC)
I just posted about this. His work meant an awful lot to me. I'm sorry he's gone.
19th-Mar-2008 03:05 am (UTC)
I enjoyed many of his stories and books. I remember carrying around a fairly dog-eared, well read non-fiction book of his on space exploration back when I was in high school. And I always enjoyed many of his fiction books for their obeisance to physical laws, like the speed of light, even though I was often left feeling quite sad that mankind could never explore more than this tiny little region of the galaxy. He certainly left his mark on many people across the planet.
19th-Mar-2008 10:25 am (UTC) - I didn't make this graphc, but it says it all...

About ten years ago, I made a fanvid (On VHS, yet!) to a Boston band called "Triage" covering John Lennon's "I'm Losing You" and clips from 2001 and 2010 to show HAL's increasing sense of isolation as his madness set in, and mailed a copy to Clarke. Months later, repliead with a pre-printed form letter, on the back of which he'd scrawled, "Okay, I enjoyed it, but Kubrick would sue!" I feel good now that I managhed to return to him sone small measure of the pleasure he gave me.
24th-Mar-2008 07:26 am (UTC) - Re: I didn't make this graphc, but it says it all...
That is unspeakably AWESOME! XD
20th-Mar-2008 02:44 am (UTC)
This breaks my heart, he has always been on my all-time favorite list. He's amazing, a genius, and I am terribly sad that we will see no more from him.

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