Wednesday, 19 March 2008

ARTHUR C CLARKE

1917-2008

visionary, poet and explorer of the imagination
has - at the age of 90 - embarked on that odyssey
which has been called

the ultimate trip


"Then he waited, marshalling his thoughts and brooding over his still untested powers. For though he was master of the world, he was not quite sure what to do next. But he would think of something."

Farewell and God speed!


4 comments:

David Weeks said...

Fabulous intelligent imagination.
I remember reading the long version, from the film, as well as the short story which sparked off 2001 a Space Odyssey. I saw it five times in super-wide Cinerama. Awesome!

Boll Weavil said...

I always thought 2001 was a load of rubbish as it wasn't very accessible to the average punter. On the other hand 'A Fall of Moondust' was dramatised in 1981 and made (if I recall) by your old mate Glyn Dearman.That performance stayed with me on a crackling old tape right upto the present day - long after the Beeb had decided it was of no commercial value and wiped it.Fortunately, an off-air copy was located in 2002 and they have just cleaned it up and issued it on CD in their excellent Sci-Fi radio range.A belated but appropriate tribute to Arthur C Clark and Glyn. God bless 'em both for creating such great theatre !

LisaH said...

I also saw 2001 five times - unfortunately mostly with people who obviously weren't enjoying it. Absolutely loved it but never came to understand it.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

I didn't see a great deal of coverage on the TV news about his passing !