The Western Lines

March 19, 2008

A Tribute to Sir Arthur C Clarke

Filed under: Alex Michael Bonnici,Arthur C Clarke — ralphbuttigieg @ 8:15 am
We at Discovery Enterprise would like to pay homage to Sir Arthur C Clarke one of the twentieth century’s great science fiction writers and visionaries who earlier today on March 19, 2008 died at ninety years of age. He will forever be remembered as the man who helped prepare humanity for its eventual and inevitable permanent settlement of outer space. And, I know that my fellow writers Dennis Chamberland and Ralph Buttigieg share with me a great sadness at his passing.
My very first posting this year on January 1, 2008 was a rather belated article commemorating his ninetieth birthday on December 16, 2007. His last birthday message had an air of finality about it and I could not help but wonder if in someway he was wishing us all his last farewell. So from all of us at Discovery-Enterprise we to would like to wish you adieu and a profound thank you for the positive impact you left on our lives as you embark on your own personal voyage into the infinite.

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  1. I met and swam the reef in Sri Lanka with Arthur in 1956 and found him to be a warm and gracious gentleman.His ever enquiring mind was and will continue to be an inspiration to all who seek to further our knowledge of the cosmos.jackjakmor

    Comment by jack — March 19, 2008 @ 9:27 am | Reply

  2. Sir Arthur was a Nebula and Hugo winning SF author, inventor, accomplished diver and one of the great visionaries of the 20th Century. Farewell Sir Arthur.Ralph

    Comment by Ralph Buttigieg — March 19, 2008 @ 10:14 am | Reply

  3. I thought this final two lines from his short story The Nine Billion Names of God said it all.”…(he) lifted his eyes to heaven. (There is always a last time for everything.)Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out.”Farewell Sir Arthur. You writings gave me much hope for the future.Dick

    Comment by Anonymous — March 19, 2008 @ 1:33 pm | Reply

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