The Priest In Question

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Sad Times, my friends.

Arthur C. Clarke, the U.K. science- fiction writer and futurist visionary best known for the novel adapted for the film ``2001: A Space Odyssey,'' has died. He was 90.

Clarke died in his adopted home country of Sri Lanka early today from respiratory complications, according to a statement from his office there. He had suffered from post-polio syndrome for the last two decades of his life and was confined to a wheelchair. Clarke had lived in Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital, since 1956 and held citizenship there.

A sad two weeks for all readers, especially those of the science fiction/fantasy genre. We've lost now two great minds in a very short span.

Arthur C. Clarke will be missed.


Theron Gibbons said...

Arthur C Clarke is legend. He envisioned an elevator into orbit, and even predicted what kind of materials would be needed to make the rope. Now there are several companies working on this important project. His keen perception of the world and where it is heading (technologically) is positively astounding, as was his ability to grapple with the reasoning aspects of human rights.

I will sadly have to strike him off my list of people I want to visit with before I die.