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March 18, 2008

Arthur C. Clarke


Legendary British science fiction writer Sir Arthur C Clarke has died in Sri Lanka at the age of 90. He came to fame when his story, 2001: A Space Odyssey, was made into a film by director Stanley Kubrick in 1968. Once called "the first dweller in the electronic cottage", his vision captured the popular imagination.

Update: Rantburg notes his passing.

And don't forge Clarke's Law - "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic" - gets proven every day as 12th century jihadis meet the US military.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 18, 2008 06:19 PM


Clarke was the father of satellite communications too. Really an amazing guy when you think about it.

Posted by: fretless [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 19, 2008 10:38 PM

Great man and I liked some of his writing. Clarke was a brilliant futurist and decent writer.

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 20, 2008 05:25 AM