Sci-Fi legend Arthur C. Clarke dies

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Arthur C. Clarke, the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey, passed away today at the age of 90. He had post-polio syndrome since the early 1960s and died after suffering breathing problems. To many he was one of the greatest science fiction writers of all time. His novel, 2001: A Space Odyssey, was the basis for Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 cinematic masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey. Clarke co-wrote the screenplay with Kubrick and created one of the most memorable fictional sci-fi characters of all time: HAL 9000. Click here to read The Associated Press story.

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HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey

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