Arthur C. Clarke, the prolific author whose 70 books anticipated many of the greatest achievements of the early space age, has died on his adopted island home of Sri Lanka. He was 90.
The cause of his death, according to an assistant, was complications from failing lungs. He had been largely confined to a wheelchair for many years by post-polio syndrome, but he never stopped looking toward the stars.
In 1964, when he was already a prolific science fiction writer, he was approached by the...Full Story