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Writer Arthur C. Clarke dies at 90
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Arthur C. Clarke, a visionary science fiction writer who won worldwide acclaim with more than 100 books on space, science and the future, died Wednesday in his adopted home of Sri Lanka, an aide said. He was 90.
Every Article I see talks about 2001 a space oddessey which Clark co-wrote. I was more a fan of his short stories.
A fun factoid:
He was credited with the concept of communications satellites in 1945, decades before they became a reality. Geosynchronous orbits, which keep satellites in a fixed position relative to the ground, are called Clarke orbits.
Another giant of the industry that will be missed.
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