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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Arthur C Clarke dies at 90

The "Perspective" team recieved this news bulletin earlier this afternoon:

It is with great regret and sadness that I have to inform you of the passing of British writer Sir Arthur C Clarke, who has died in Sri Lanka at the age of 90.

Sir Clarke came to fame when a short story called The Sentinel was made into the film 2001: A Space Odyssey by director Stanley Kubrick in 1968. Once called "the first dweller in the electronic cottage", his vision captured the popular imagination of the world.

Sir Arthur was born in Minehead, Somerset. A close aide said he died after a cardio-respiratory attack.


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Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

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Anonymous Larry M said...

Arthur was one of the best in the 20th century. (I mean that in several contexts.) I discovered his writings as a teen and enjoyed them for years. I was one of the few people who read 2001 a space odessey long before the movie came out and was, therefore, aware of what was going on in those last scenes. :-)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 9:16:00 p.m.  
Blogger Allan said...

Even though I had not read the book beforehand I too understood the end of the movie to mean that "Man" was dying as a human and being "Reborn" as a "Child of the Universe." (Our next evolutionary step) I didn't know what all the confusion was about!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 9:18:00 p.m.  

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