Sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke is dead
Science fiction impresario Arthur C. Clarke is dead, according to published news reports.
Clarke was the author, or co-author, of dozens of fiction and non-fiction books. But he will likely always be best known for his novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was later turned into a landmark film by Stanley Kubrick.
But Clarke also was known for works such as Rendezvous with Rama, Childhood's End and The Fountains of Paradise, according to Wikipedia.