Apparently Arthur C. Clarke died overnight. I’m having some trouble verifying that because there’s nothing about it on the internet at all. Nope, not a single news site or blog. Nothing.
Seriously though, it is sad news for lovers of science fiction. Clarke, like Asimov, was a real visionary who mixed an impressive knowledge of hard science with well written fiction. He is obviously best known for 2001: A Space Odyssey, which he developed with Stanley Kubrick, but he had a large catalogue of fiction and non-fiction writing. I somehow doubt that the passing of Dan Brown will raise the same outpouring of grief.