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    2001 A Space Odyssey writer Arthur C. Clarke dies

    The AP is reporting that writer Arthur C. Clarke has died at the age of 90 - he is best known for his book, later filmed, 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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    Re: 2001 A Space Odyssey writer Arthur C. Clarke dies

    Okay, I'm confused. I thought he died a couple of years ago.

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    Re: 2001 A Space Odyssey writer Arthur C. Clarke dies

    Quote Originally Posted by tixe View Post
    Okay, I'm confused. I thought he died a couple of years ago.
    You're probably thinking of Stanley Kubrick the director of the movie, although he died in 1999 (which at this point isn't a couple of years ago).
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    Re: 2001 A Space Odyssey writer Arthur C. Clarke dies

    Here's the AP story:

    Arthur C. Clarke, Science Fiction Writer, Dies at 90
    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Filed at 6:16 p.m. ET

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Arthur C. Clarke, a visionary science fiction writer who won worldwide acclaim with more than 100 books on space, science and the future, died Wednesday in his adopted home of Sri Lanka, an aide said. He was 90.

    Clarke, who had battled debilitating post-polio syndrome since the 1960s and sometimes used a wheelchair, died at 1:30 a.m. after suffering breathing problems, aide Rohan De Silva said.

    Clarke moved to Sri Lanka in 1956, lured by his interest in marine diving which he said was as close as he could get to the weightless feeling of space.

    ''I'm perfectly operational underwater,'' he once said.

    Co-author with Stanley Kubrick of Kubrick's film ''2001: A Space Odyssey,'' Clarke was regarded as far more than a science fiction writer.

    He was credited with the concept of communications satellites in 1945, decades before they became a reality. Geosynchronous orbits, which keep satellites in a fixed position relative to the ground, are called Clarke orbits.

    He joined American broadcaster Walter Cronkite as commentator on the U.S. Apollo moonshots in the late 1960s.
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    Re: 2001 A Space Odyssey writer Arthur C. Clarke dies

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    You're probably thinking of Stanley Kubrick the director of the movie, although he died in 1999 (which at this point isn't a couple of years ago).
    No. I would have confused him with Asimov before I confused him with Kubrick. There was something in the news about Clarke a couple of years ago. Maybe it was some health problem or other. Maybe it was an award; who knows?

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    Re: 2001 A Space Odyssey writer Arthur C. Clarke dies

    Quote Originally Posted by tixe View Post
    No. I would have confused him with Asimov before I confused him with Kubrick. There was something in the news about Clarke a couple of years ago. Maybe it was some health problem or other. Maybe it was an award; who knows?
    Perhaps it was when his diving school in Sri Lanka was destroyed by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. I believe he was there, but survived. I think he rebuilt the diving school since then too.

    I always loved his 'Rama' series. R.I.P. Mr. Clarke, Thanks for the wonderful stories!

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