Archive for March 18th, 2008

Goodbye, Sir Arthur, and Thanks!

Posted on March 18, 2008. Filed under: Culture, Philosophy, Science |

I posted just a few days ago about how Science Fiction changed my life. Most of us knew about Arthur C. Clarke’s writing career, his collaboration with Stanley Kubrik on the amazing film 2001: A Space Odyssey, and how several novels came out of that experience; that he’d lived in Sri Lanka for many decades, and was disabled for much of his long, 90 year life.

I like to remember him by his three wishes for his recent 90th birthday. You may watch his birthday greeting to us here.

Sir Arthur departed this dimension on Tuesday of this week. He was a huge literary and scientific presence. He gave me and many others much delight. I sincerely hope his three wishes come true.

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