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Arthur C. Clarke, Sci-Fi Legend, Dies at Age 90

Arthur C. Clarke, Sci-Fi Legend, Dies at Age 90
Yesterday an icon in the world of science fiction, Arthur C. Clarke, died. The 90-year-old geek patriarch suffered from post-polio syndrome. Clarke is best known for his novel '2001: A Space Odessy' which began life as short story called 'The Sentinel' before Stanley Kubrick turned it into a hallucinatory sci-fi epic.

Clarke is also credited with having first conjured up the idea of space elevators, and using satellites as relays for communications.

In addition to his over 30 novels and almost as many non-fiction works Clarke is also known for his mini-series about unexplainable phenomena 'Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World' and 'Arthur C. Clarke's World of Strange Powers.'

Clarke worked right up until the end of his life releasing his last novel 'Firstborn' in 2007. He will truly be missed.

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