Ninety orbits, and now on to the next world
March 19, 2008 News

Sir Arthur C. Clarke died the other day at 90. There are some great obits out there, and if you’re a fan of Clarke’s work I’m sure you’ve already read them, so I’ll make no attempt here for one of my own. I’ll just say that his Nine Billion Names of God is the first short story I remember reading, which is to say that it was my first unforgettable experience with fiction as a boy.

Here’s his last address via video, including his final three wishes for the earthbound.


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