R.I.P. - Arthur C. Clarke, sci-fi icon

The last of Science Fiction's Big Three has finally left us, as Sir Arthur C. Clarke has passed away.

The last of Science Fiction's Big Three has finally left us, as Sir Arthur C. Clarke has passed away. The man gave us geostationary satellites, HAL 9000, and a place called Rama. And now he's gone.

The above is a video interview he gave just three months ago, after turning 90. TR member and blogger Tricia Leibert weighs in on the loss of Clarke in our IT News blog. For me, I'll always remember being asked who could take up the sci-fi mantle for Clarke (and Asimov and Heinlein), and not having a good answer. Sir Arthur was irreplaceable.

First Gary Gygax, now Clarke. March seems determined to dim the world a bit.

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