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Sci-fi visionary Sir Arthur C. Clarke dies at 90

updated 10:50 pm EDT, Tue March 18, 2008

Arthur C Clark passes on

British science fiction legend and visionary Sir Arthur C. Clarke today passed on in his home in Sri Lanka, after suffering a cardio-respiratory attack. The author, whose prophetic works inspired such films as Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, predicted such things as space shuttle, super computers, and rapid communications systems years before their time. He also inspired several other of science fiction's household names, such as Gene Roddenberry.

Clarke was knighted on May 26th, 2000, for his contributions to the arts and his visions of human-kind's not-so-far future.

Among Clarke's published works are The City and the Stars, Rendezvous with Rama, and a plethora of short stories such as The Sentinel.



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