Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The final odyssey

People are just dying too damn fast :(

Now it's Arthur C. Clarke, science and science fiction writer, and the inventor of geosynchronous orbits and communications satellites. Hal will open the pod bay doors no more.

See here for the February and October 1945 issues of Wireless World, with Clarke's articles on space flight and satellites.

POSTSCRIPT: Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit has a fine tribute to Clarke here. Clarke was the last of the Big Three (Asimov and Heinlein being the other two) whose work filled our young minds with curiosity and big questions all those decades ago. "The world is better for his having lived, and worse for his having died."

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