The blog of a Sci-Fi Geek

Thu 20 March , 08

Passing of a Prophet

Filed under: Personal — SFG @ 13:14

It’s with deep sadness that I write this.
Despite never knowing him personally, I know, and acknowledge, the contributions that Arthur C. Clarke has made to modern society.

It’s not for nothing that he is often referred to as the grand-daddy of science fiction. Marking his 90th birthday last year, he told fans: “I want to be remembered most as a writer. I want to entertain readers and hopefully stretch their imaginations as well.

“If I have given you delight by aught that I have done, let me lie quiet in that night, which shall be yours anon.” 

Well, you may lie quietly now Arthur. Yours was an intellect that will be missed by many disciplines.

 Arthur C. Clarke, 1917-2008

A few links for the more curious
http://lakdiva.org/clarke/1945ww
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geostationary
http://www.geekculture.com/joyoftech/joyarchives/1085.html

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