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Arthur C. Clark Dead at 90

According to the Times Online, science fiction author Arthur C. Clark has died at age 90. He died of what the article calls a “cardio-respiratory attack.”

Clark was one of the pioneers of science fiction. He wrote over 100 books, including perhaps his most famous which was made into a classic movie “2001: A Space Odyssey” by Stanley Kubrick.

The piece says he was sometimes known as one of the “Big Three” of sci-fi, alongside Robert A. Heinlein and Isaac Asimov.

I grew up reading everything I could get my hands on by these three incredible writers. They shaped my imagination, and there will probably never be science fiction again the way these grand masters wrote it.


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3 Responses to “Arthur C. Clark Dead at 90”

  1. I too grew up reading the sci-fi classics. My love of science same from these guys. One note though. 2001: A Space Odyssey was a movie before the book was written. Clark worked in collaboration with Kubrik on the movie then he wrote the book.

  2. Thanks, theautumnsnow. I was an infant when the movie came out and in grade school when I saw it and read the book, so I never looked close enough to know the difference.

  3. Along with Ray Bradbury and Robert A. Heinlein and a few others these guys invented SciFi. I still enjoy read their stories 30 years after I was introduced to them.

    Rest well and thank you for sharing your imagination.