Arthur C. Clarke died yesterday at the age of 90.
“Sometimes I’m asked how I would liked to be remembered,” he had said in a recent interview. “I have had a diverse career as a writer, underwater explorer and space promoter. Of all these things I would like to be remembered as a writer.”
At his 90th birthday party, held this past December, Clarke had three wishes: for Sri Lanke’s civil war to end (he had lived in Sri Lanke since 1956), for the world to embrace cleaner sources of energy and for the existence of extraterrestrials to be discovered.
Clarke authored more than 100 books on space, science and the future. He is best-known for co-authoring “2001: Space Odyssey” with Stanley Kubrick.
Here’s to Arthur C. Clarke, a man well before his time.