Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Arthur C. Clarke 1917-2008
I was saddened to hear that science fiction writer Sir Arthur C Clarke has died aged 90 in his adopted home of Sri Lanka.
The visionary author of over 100 books, who predicted the existence of satellites, was most famous for his short story "The Sentinel," which was expanded into the novel on which Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" was based.
Marking his “90th orbit of the sun” in December, the author said he did not feel "a day over 89" and made three birthday wishes: for ET to call, for man to kick his oil habit and for peace in Sri Lanka.
It's sad to think that the body of work of this wonderful author has now ended. Now I will be forced to look around for some of his less well-known books that I may have missed over the years.