No doubt there is going to be quite an outpouring of posts like this on all the nerd blogs all over the world, but I don’t care. It still needs to be said.
Today, Arthur C. Clarke, one of the most well-known science fiction writers and futurists of the twentieth century, died.
I’m not going to launch into a long, sentimental retrospective of the man’s life. That’s what obituaries are for. I just wanted to say that he will be missed. A lot.
R.I.P., Arthur C. Clarke
December 16th, 1917 — March 19th, 2008