Arthur C. Clarke 1917-2008

Arthur C. Clarke passed away earlier today at the age of 90.

He was one of the greats of Science Fiction, and one of my personal favorites.

I first read his works when I was in high school, and I have been a fan of his ever since.

He was best known as the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

My personal favorite was Childhood’s End. I still have the paperback version of it that I bought back in 1975.

May he rest in peace…



  1. Sim said,

    March 19, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    I read this news last night with much sorrow. He brought much joy and more imagination to the world…

  2. Patti said,

    March 19, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Not a sci fi fan but he was a great writer just the same. RIP

  3. Pink said,

    March 19, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Even I liked ACC and I’m not into Sci Fi. He was a philosopher and visionary and a great writer. He’ll be missed

  4. Thistle said,

    March 19, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    We will miss his intelligence and his craft. It is a shame that he never embraced any form of spirituality. He was a very good writer.

  5. Coco said,

    March 19, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Yes, I read about him this morning…
    he will be missed by many.

    (maybe…”Death”?!, or better yet, “Death & Dying”?!)
    (yes, i guess i’m having “issues”)

    Take Care!

    Hugs & Blessings.

  6. urspo said,

    March 20, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Childhood’s End is my favorite Clark creation as well
    Brilliant man; brilliant works.

  7. deweydjb said,

    March 20, 2008 at 10:40 am

    I have never read him. But then, I am more of a Mystery reader than a science fiction reader, as you well know!

    TigerYogiji replies: I know that sweetheart, but you have a whole library of his books at your disposal! Get crack-a-lackin’!!! 😉

  8. Raybob said,

    March 21, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    My fave, too, AND he came up with the Geostationary orbit concept. Smart guy. See

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