SF legend Arthur C. Clarke has passed away at the age of 90.
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 was made into the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, by director Stanley Kubrick in 1968.
Once called “the first dweller in the electronic cottage”, his vision captured the popular imagination.
Sir Arthur, who was born in Minehead, Somerset, and was a radar specialist for the RAF in World War II, become a full-time writer in the 1940s.
- His Wikipedia entry
- Google’s Books by Arthur C. Clarke
- IMDB entry
- A list of Arthur C. Clarke quotes.
- Reactions from around the web: Paul Levinson, Pat Cadigan, Matt Cheney, Bob Eggleton, Niall Harrison, Jonathan Strahan, Lou Anders, Walter Jon Williams, Jeff VanderMeer, Steven Barnes, Charles Stross, Boin Boing, Texas Best Grok, Engadget, The NY Times, The LA Times, CNN, USA Today, and Time magazine.
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