Sir Arthur Charles Clarke: 1917 – 2008

Soeben habe ich aus erster Hand erfahren, daß Arthur C. Clarke, der vor kurzem erst seinen 90sten gefeiert hat, gestorben ist. Nicht nur die Science Fiction wird ihn vermissen. (Google News)

Dear friends,

With great sadness I would like to announce that, Arthur C. Clarke, a visionary science fiction writer who won worldwide acclaim with more than 100 books on space, science and the future, died Wednesday in his adopted home of Sri Lanka, an aide said. He was 90.

Clarke, who had battled debilitating post-polio syndrome since the 1960s and sometimes used a wheelchair, died at 1:30 a.m. after suffering breathing problems.

I had the privilege of visiting him a week ago at the hospital with Michael Snowden.

My thoughts go out to everyone here that has been inspired by his
works as much as I have.

Please check the official media statement at http://thilinaheenatigala.blogspot.com

Thilina Heenatigala
General Secretary
Sri Lanka Astronomical Association

In seiner wahrscheinlich letzten Veröffentlichung hat er scheinbar sein Ableben schon geahnt.

Nachtrag: Hier das „offiziell“ letzte Interview.

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