Wednesday 19 March 2008


Yesterday Arthur C. Clarke died in Sri Lanka. This is a huge loss for any fans of science fiction. I always found his writing to be fantastically descriptive and given the published dates of many of his works, visionary.

In recent years I've enjoyed his collaborations with British author Stephen Baxter, who is often labelled by critics as the new Arthur C. Clarke (I can why given the visionary and descriptive style of his work).

My favourite Arthur C. Clarke book is actually a book of short stories "Of Time and Stars" which I first read from one of the "left behind" bookshelves when I was on holiday some twenty years ago!

Maybe in tribute I will finally get around to watching the film of Space Odyssey 2001.