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Arthur C. Clarke, R.I.P.

Arthur C. Clarke, who wrote nearly 100 books in 90 years (and let’s not forget 2001) is dead. From the New York Times (“Arthur C. Clarke, 90, Fiction Writer, Dies,” by Gerald Jonas):

Mr. Clarke’s reputation as a prophet of the space age rests on more than a few accurate predictions. His visions helped bring about the future he longed to see. His contributions to the space program were lauded by Charles Kohlhase, who planned NASA‘s Cassini mission to Saturn and who said of Mr. Clarke, "When you dream what is possible, and add a knowledge of physics, you make it happen."

Read Roland Green’s starred review of Firstborn (cowritten by Clarke and Stephen Baxter).

Just last December, Clarke reflected on life at 90:

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Keir Graff is the editor of Booklist Online and the author of five books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Other Felix.

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