Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Arthur C Clark Passes
Sir Arthur C. Clarke has died at the age of 90. He, Isaac Asimov, and Robert Heinlein were the "big three" -- the giants who dominated mid-twentieth century Science Fiction. Few men of my generation are unaware of their work and many were strongly influenced by it. All are gone now, but they linger on in our culture. A film version of my favorite Clarke novel, "Rendezvous With Rama", is currently in pre-production and is scheduled to be released in 2009 [here]. David Fincher is scheduled to direct it.
Read the Times obit here.
Clarke's Law: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
For free samples of his work go here. In my youth I loved the "Nine Billion Names of God" and was haunted by "A Walk In the Dark".