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Closing Credits: Arthur C. Clarke

2001_novel.jpgArthur C. Clarke, the amazingly talented and prolific science fiction writer, has passed away at the age of ninety.

The man who predicted moon landings and satellites also wrote many great science fiction stories from Dan Dare to the short story behind the cinematic great 2001: A Space Odyssey.

While Arthur C. Clarke is not a film writer as such, he wrote a great many science fiction stories, and it is fair to say that his work inspired many in science fiction, particularly as his story Sentinel gave birth to one of the classic science fiction films of all time, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

There was, of course, the less successful follow up, 2010, and currently in pre-production is Rendezvous with Rama which Morgan Freeman has been working on producing for some time and has high hopes of bringing to the big screen.

Let's hope he does, it would be a fitting testament to the writer, however I am sure that it will never rival the great 2001: A Space Odyssey. The news comes from the BBC.

Arthur C. Clarke



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