Arthur C. Clarke, science fiction writer, March 18Arthur C. Clarke, a visionary science fiction writer who won worldwide acclaim with more than 100 books on space, science and the future, died on March 18 in his adopted home of Sri Lanka after suffering breathing problems. He was 90. Co-author with Stanley Kubrick of Kubrick's film "2001: A Space Odyssey," Clarke was regarded as far more than a science fiction writer. He was credited with the concept of communications satellites in 1945, decades before they became a reality.
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