Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Sir Arthur C Clarke, 1917 - 2008

Arthur C. Clarke: 2005
Sir Arthur C Clarke passed away today from respiratory complications, in his adopted homeland of Sri Lanka. Sir Arthur was perhaps best known as an author, but he also invented the idea of communications satellites (1945), which he never patented. For the occasion of his ninetieth birthday, Sir Arthur made a video address on December 5, 2007.

Sir Arthur Clarke has a very extensive bibliography, but is probably best known for his book 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was made into a movie in 1968 by Stanley Kubrick. He also had a television show, Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World, which aired in the 1980's discussing the world's strange occurrences.

Many people believe that after death, a person's essence is privy to all the universe's knowledge. If true, Sir Arthur is very happy! Rest in peace, Sir Arthur.

Anyone wishing to read Sir Arthur C Clarke's books can find his works at your local independent bookstore or on the net from a worldwide indie by searching by author and/or title at Bookfinder or ADDALL.

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