Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke Has Left The Party

If I have given you delight
By aught that I have done,
Let me lie quiet in that night
Which shall be yours anon:
And for that little, little span
The dead are borne in mind
Seek not to question other than
The books I leave behind.
            Rudyard Kipling,
"The Appeal"
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 at 1:30am local time. He was 90. Clarke had been battling debilitating post-polio syndrome since the 1960s.

One hopes that he has found a home in Secular Heaven. He will certainly be missed.

2007 December 90th Birthday Reflections

2007 September Arthur talks about the Cassini mission

2001 April Arthur greets attendees at ISDC 2001

1997 March Cybercast Hal's Birthday

1995 The Colours of Infinity about the Mandelbrot Set 1 2 3 4 5 6

1994 "Mysterious Universe" series clip 1 2 3

1988 God, The Universe, & Everything Else

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