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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 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
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