Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Sci-Fi Writer Clarke Dies At 90

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- 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, an aide said. He was 90.

Clarke, who had battled debilitating post-polio syndrome since the 1960s and sometimes used a wheelchair, died at 1:30 a.m. after suffering breathing problems, aide Rohan De Silva said.

Co-author with Stanley Kubrick of Kubrick's film "2001: A Space Odyssey," Clarke was regarded as far more than a science fiction writer. - Boston Globe

I think that we can all agree that Clarke's Childhood's End is a great book.


  1. No, Childhood's End was poorly written. First off, most of it is from one of his previous short stories, and that makes the rest of the book irrelevant to the first half. Secondly, some of the chapters were just unnecessary and did not advance the story any further.


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