Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Arthur C Clarke 1917-2008

Legendary science fiction author Sir Arthur C Clarke finally departs the planet, after years of unfounded rumours of his demise.

Author of the classic "2001: A Space Odyssey", Clarke was one of the great thinkers who brought much of what was science fiction into what is now science fact.

Clarke was the first to suggest geo-stationary satellites - which are now in everyday use for communications and television, while research continues on his idea of a "space elevator" which would make costly rocket launches obsolete.

Scores game points for Robert Hart (who chooses Nelson Mandela as a replacement), Ninjabader and Pieboy32.

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