Tuesday, March 18, 2008
GOODBYE, ARTHUR C. CLARKE
Science fiction legend Arthur C. Clarke died today at the age of 90. Clarke wrote over 100 books, but is probably most famous for creating "2001: a Space Odyssey" with Stanley Kubrick, based on a short story Clarke wrote, "The Sentinel." I saw the movie when it first came out, in a huge Cinerama theater on a freezing winter day, with ice and snow on the ground outside. On the way home, with me and my cousins in the back, the van spun 360 degrees on the ice. It somehow fit.