19 March 2008

He never grew up; but he never stopped growing

Science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke died earlier this week, at the age of 91.

Arthur C Clarke The man who showed the world how powerful science fiction is. One small example: In 1945, at the tender age of 28, Clarke sketched out the idea of orbital communication satellites. He "extrapolated" the future for us.

My fascination for science, fiction and reading started with one of his books - 2001: A Space Odyssey. He will be missed.

Wired's Jeff Greenwald remembers one of his best friends. Check other posts at the end of the article.

No comments: