Tuesday, 18 March 2008

2008: Clarke's Final Odyssey.

Science Fiction Legend, scuba diver, essayist, futurist, inventor, and father of the communications satellite Sir Arthur C. Clarke has passed away at the age of 91.

I can't really express the effect his writing had on me. From the age of 6 when I watched 2001: A Space Odyssey on TV and thought: "Whoah," to finding his books in the local library. Rendezvous with Rama, Childhood's End, Tales From The White Hart, Imperial Earth, and his countless non-fiction titles on science, space, and the possibilities of the future, taught me that science and the imagination were a perfect team.

Although he led a long and full life and left a mighty literary legacy, he will still be missed.

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