Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Arthur C. Clarke, R.I.P.

The writer of 2001 and Childhood's End, among other science fiction standards, died this past week at the age of 90. Clarke has influenced our culture widely, primarily due to Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of 2001 into one of the keystones of modern cinema, but also through his work in the sciences. He created the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation to recognize and spur new discoveries in both outer space and on our own world as well.

(Photo courtesy of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation)

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