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Science Fiction Legend Arthur C. Clarke, 90, Dies

Discussion in 'The Attic' started by Mousey, Mar 19, 2008.

    Mar 19, 2008
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    Mousey so sad right now... Rest in peace, Art ...

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    By Mitch Wagner
    Tue Mar 18, 7:44 PM ET

    Arthur C. Clarke, the science-fiction writer who co-authored the screenplay and book 2001: A Space Odyssey and who came up with the idea for the communications satellite in the 1940s, died at a hospital near his home in Sri Lanka early Wednesday. He was 90.

    "He had been taken to hospital in what we had hoped was one of the slings and arrows of being 90, but in this case it was his final visit," said Scott Chase, secretary of the nonprofit Arthur C. Clarke foundation, in a statement on the author's Web site.

    Clarke's science-fiction married the Western scientific tradition with Eastern mysticism. His stories and novels frequently revolved around how advancing technology pushes the human race to the next stage of human ...


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