This is my personal tribute to Arthur C. Clark.
It includes excerpts from the article http://booksblog.guidelive.com/archives/2008/03/arthur-c-clarke-dies-more-deta.html
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Arthur C. Clarke 1917- 2008
Arthur C. Clarke wrote 100 books on space, science and the future. He wrote "3001: The Final Odyssey" when he was 79.
Some of his best-known books are "Childhood's End," 1953; "The City and The Stars," 1956, "The Nine Billion Names of God," 1967; "Rendezvous with Rama," 1973; "Imperial Earth," 1975; and "The Songs of Distant Earth," 1986.
He was Co-author with Stanley Kubrick of Kubrick's film "2001: A Space Odyssey." Clarke also wrote a novel of the story. He followed it up with "2010," "2061," and "3001: The Final Odyssey."
Clarke won the Nebula Award of the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1972, 1974 and 1979; the Hugo Award of the World Science Fiction Convention in 1974 and 1980, and in 1986 became Grand Master of the Science Fiction Writers of America. He was awarded the CBE in 1989.
Clarke's shorter pieces, including "The Sentinel," written in 1948, and "Encounter in the Dawn.?In 1945 Clarke wrote about the future of communications that led him to fame.
It was about the possibility of using satellites to revolutionize communications. This was well before space flight was achieved. We owe him homage when we use satellite communications for any purpose.
Space scientists have expanded on Clarke?s work bringing his visions into reality. Still more is to come. His leadership may someday lead us to establish civilizations on our solar system?s other worlds and beyond.
J. T. Price, Organizer (Chairperson)
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