Arthur C.Clarke died yesterday. I have been so busy I misssed his passing, but I will long mourn it. He was one of the great classic Science Fiction Writers, few reached his stature.
For the past many years, he has lived in Sri Lanka, but was actually a citizen of Her majesty. He will best be remembered as the Author of 2001: A Space Odyssey, but that was far from his greatest work. Along with Isaac Asimov, Theodore Sturgeon, and to a lesser extent Ray Bradbuy, he was truly among the greatest science fiction writers of all time. It is sad that he will write no more for us.
His greatest work however, and the greatest Science Fiction Book ever is Childhood's end. Some argue that Rendevous with Rama was his greatest. And of cocurse there will always be debate.
One of the last of the classic sci-fi writers, I hold him up there with Isaac Asimov as the greatest of all time.
I am really going to miss him. Along with all the others that have now gone on.
I wish you well Mr, Clarke, and hope you find happiness and joy with the others who provided so much hope and joy with their writing about a future that comes true every day.
Rest in Peace.