Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Arthur C Clarke, the author of over 100 books and stories including "2001: A Space Odyssey" has died in his home in Sri Lanka at the age of 90. In the 1940s he was one of the first to suggest the use of satellites as a means of communication which then happened. He sort of seemed like the good version of L Ron Hubbard. He had the ideas and imagination but he didn’t become a fraudulent exploiter of weak minded humans. The film version of “2001: A Space Odyssey”, the product of a collaborative between Stanley Kubrick and Clarke has been heralded as one of the greatest films of all time.
According to his wishes, Clarke’s funeral will contain no reference to religious ritual at all. [source]