Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Arthur C. Clarke has Passed Away

Yet another legend has passed away from the face of the earth: Science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke died at age 90.

After a diverse career as a writer, underwater explorer, space promoter and science populariser, Clarke said he would like to be remembered primarily as a writer and wished for peace in his adopted home Sri Lanka where had lived since 1956. Clarke was mostly known for his creation "2001: A Space Odyssey".

Clarke was knighted in 1998. He wrote dozens of novels and collections of short stories and more than 30 nonfiction works during his career, and served as a television commentator during several of the Apollo moon missions.

Among his novels: Prelude to Space, The Sands of Mars, Islands in the Sky, Childhood's End, Earthlight, The Deep Range, Dolphin Island, Glide Path, 2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: Odyssey Two, The Songs of Distant Earth, 2061: Odyssey Three, The Ghost from the Grand Banks, The Hammer of God and much more.

"Its origin and purpose still a total mystery"

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