Writer Arthur C Clarke dies at 90

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BBC
Tuesday, 18 March 2008, 23:19 GMT

British science fiction writer Sir Arthur C Clarke has died in Sri Lanka at the age of 90.

Born in Somerset, he came to fame in 1968 when a short story The Sentinel was made into the film 2001: A Space Odyssey by director Stanley Kubrick.

Once called “the first dweller in the electronic cottage”, his vision of future space travel and computing captured the popular imagination.

A close aide said he died after a cardio-respiratory attack.

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Arthur C Clarke dies aged 90

Associated Press
Tuesday March 18, 2008
guardian.co.uk

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