What can I say about the passing away of Arthur C. Clarke? He was only one of the most influential science fiction writers of all time.
He died today in Sri Lanka at the age of 90.
He is best known as the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey, which at the time was a groundbreaking science fiction film; the first film to break away from pointy sheetmetal clad spaceships and flying saucers. I refer to the movie/book simultaneously because the movie was actually written before the book in collaboration with legendary director Stanley Kubrick.
Really I don't know what to say about such an influential and inspirational man... if you would like to leave a comment about how he has affected or influenced you, please do.
For more about him visit the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation website.