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R.I.P. Arthur C. Clarke, 1917-2008

In terrible, sad news for all fans of science fiction and fantasy, the news today is:

Arthur C. Clarke Dies at Age 90

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Clarke will likely best be remembered for the magnificent 2001: A Space Odyssey, but likely moreso for the movie than for the actual book itself. I remember him for all manner of other stories, both long and short, that impressed upon me that science fiction could do a great many things - educate, inform, be funny, be sad, and be thought provoking. Arthur C. Clarke is one of the men who *defined* science fiction, and this is a man who will be greatly missed.

RIP, Arthur C. Clarke. You've earned it.
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