Arthur C. Clarke: Now a Starchild
One of my all-time favorite science-fiction writers, Arthur C. Clarke, died today at the age of 90. Of course, most people know him by the Stanley Kubrick version of one of his famous books — 2001, A Space Odyssey (where the “star child” reference comes from and the pic to the left, if you know the book). I always found his combination of imagination and intelligence delightful. A philosopher’s sci-fi writer for sure. Although most of his books followed very similar themes, they are all great reads, from my favorite Childhood’s End (also a great Pink Floyd song, inspired by the book) to Rendevous with Rama. Thanks for the great reads, Arthur. Hopefully you now know what is inside the monolith.