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Arthur C. Clarke 1917-2008

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 12:01 PM

Arthur C. Clarke, the author of the book '2001: A Space Odyssey,' which became a Stanely Kubrick movie, died yesterday. Clarke was a visionary science fiction writer who foresaw the use of satellites for communications and planted a seed of wonder and awe in the universe for many young kids, including me.

You can check out his final interview, done by Spectrum radio, here.

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lio

i'd like to make one small comment. this interview is really a re-hash of many of the things he already said in various occasions. Clarke gave a "summary" on his 90th birthday which you can see on youtube. but the last intimate, filmed, interview was actually give to me in Colombo on his 88th birthday - as part of an attempt to direct a feature length docudrama about the man's life and humanity's future. you can read about my strange adventure on the way to meet the man here:
clarkeandi.blog.com

cheers.

Mar. 20 2008 04:27 PM
Josh Romero

Soren,

Thanks for the link. We also have the transcript of the interview: http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/mar08/6076
as well as the back story: http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/mar08/6075

-Josh Romero, Spectrum associate editor

Mar. 19 2008 04:19 PM

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