Arthur C. Clarke Passes On

Wow. It's been a bad day. First news that Oscar winning director Anthony Minghella died at 54 and now news, via The Bad Astronomer, that world renowned author Arthur C. Clarke has also died.

I first discovered Clarke though the movies. Seeing Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" was enough to get me to look at Clarke's work and what I found was a treasure trove of fantastic writing. Over the years I've developed more of a like for fantasy stories but Clarke's work was always extremely enjoyable and "Rendezvous with Rama" is easily one of my favourite books of all time (a little mystery, a little sci-fi, all brilliance).

Clarke will be warmly remembered as a forefather of science fiction, a great man and a visionary. He will forever be remembered.

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