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Arthur C. Clarke Passes On

Monolith From 2001: A Space Odyssey (Image courtesy Photobucket)
By Andrew Liszewski

This is one of those days that I hoped would never come. At the age of 90, Arthur C. Clarke passed away in Sri Lanka after suffering a cardio-respiratory attack. While he’s best known for the film/novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, Clarke had written over a hundred books in his lifetime and is often credited with the idea of using artificial satellites for communications and other applications.

As a huge fan of Clarke’s work I’m sad that this day has finally come, but every time I introduce someone to his work I know his legacy will live on. I find it funny that if you were to go back and read a random OhGizmo! post from just a few years ago, the technology would seem pretty dated. But reading a tech-heavy Clarke book from 20 or 30 years ago doesn’t. He definitely had a gift for writing about technology, whether it be interstellar spacecraft or artificial intelligence, that emphasized the ‘science’ aspect of science fiction.

[ BBC - Writer Arthur C Clarke dies at 90 ]







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  • http://www.evanackerman.com Evan Ackerman

    :’(

  • Andres fron Chime

    That is so sad….

  • Johan

    We will all miss this big man, his books will bring joy to many readers for many many more year. RIP i will try to honor him by reading ALL his books, didn’t know it was that many (over 100)