Wednesday, March 19, 2008

RIP Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke, sci-fi author and thinker, passed away Wednesday in his home in in Colombo, Sri Lanka, where he had lived since 1956. He was 90.

I've read quite a bit of Clarke's fiction and I enjoyed most of it. Some of my favorites include:

That last one, co-written with Stephen Baxter in 2000, was more enjoyable than I thought it would be. It postulates the end of privacy with the ability to use quantum physics to open up singularities that can be used for remote viewing... even viewing into the past. The possibilities it opens up are limitless... and frightening. His ability to imagine things like this made him one of the true visionaries of our time.

He will be missed.

1 comment:

Ceroill said...

He will indeed. A true visionary and a great man.