Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Mar 2008 10:37 UTC, submitted by Oliver
Geek stuff, sci-fi... Arthur C. Clarke, who peered into the heavens with a homemade telescope as a boy and grew up to become a visionary titan of science-fiction writing and collaborated with director Stanley Kubrick on the landmark film "2001: A Space Odyssey", has died. He was 90. The knighted British-born writer died early Wednesday in Colombo, Sri Lanka, where he had made his home for decades, after experiencing a cardio-respiratory attack, his secretary, Rohan De Silva, told Reuters. May he rest in peace, and I'd like to extend my sincere condolences to his family and friends. The pod-bay doors will open for the last time.
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"My God, it's full of stars!"
by SamAskani on Wed 19th Mar 2008 15:01 UTC
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Just as Dave Bowman's last words.

By far 2001: A Space Odyssey is one of my all-time favorites books and the movie that I have re-watched the most. At least 12 times.


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