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Writer Arthur C. Clarke dies at 90
18/03/2008 21:19 GMT

Posted by zaphod

Legendary British science fiction writer Sir Arthur C Clarke has died in Sri Lanka at the age of 90.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7304004.stm

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My first three novels were Asimov's The Martian Way, then two Clarkes: Islands in the Sky and  The Sands of Mars.
Clarke's personal papers are to be held under lock and key until 50 years following his death; roll on 2058.
Martin

Martin  

date: 19/03/2008 08:12 GMT
Clarke was a great favourite of mine but it was to be expected (sadly). His is the Sci Fi that I prefer. Not too romantic but neither was it too depressingly apocalyptic.
But, most importantly, creative enough and still held within the bounds of possibilty.
terry

terry
  

date: 20/03/2008 01:26 GMT
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I seem to remember watching a show in the 70s called Árthur C Clarke Presents.

I may have my wires crossed with another show, but I remember it being very interesting.

Seemed like a cousin to the Ín Search Of.... shows around the same time.
axelf

axelf  

date: 20/03/2008 03:28 GMT
Arthur C Clarke's Mysterious World (later Universe) which differed from most such themed documentaries of the time by adopting a sceptical tone. The Goodies devoted an episode of their ITV year to a parody of it, in which the title character didn't believe in anything, including that he was Arthur C Clarke (and indeed it was actually Graeme in a bald wig). Which I found a strangely conflicting experience.

Its motif was a crystal skull.
Martin

Martin  

date: 20/03/2008 03:58 GMT
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