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Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008) -- In Memoriam  
Date: 31 March 2008 /

As most of you know, Arthur C. Clarke died last month in his Sri Lanka home at the age of 80. If Heinlein was the Dean of Juvenile SF, Arthur was the head of the engineering department. While he came to the public's attention with his collaboration with Stanley Kubrick on 2001, his SF fans remember him more for his audacious feats of future engineering - from forseeing the communication satellite to stretching a ribbon of carbon tape from the Earth to an Orbital Platform holding it taught...the space elevator in Fountains of Paradise.

He'll be remembered by most of us as an influence on our lives that we hardly noticed until we remembered all his accomplishments and contributions to the field.

Allen Steele has written of his memories of Arthur C. Clarke in All Best - Art.

Here are reviews of Clarke's books that we've previously published in SFRevu:

If you want a chance to visit a favorite story, here's a link to Clarke's "The Nine Billion Names of God"

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