(Via the Mountain Man)
Arthur C. Clarke, a visionary science fiction writer who co-wrote "2001: A Space Odyssey and won worldwide acclaim with more than 100 books on space, science and the future, died Wednesday, an aide said. He was 90.
Against the Fall of Night is the first of many of his books I've read. If memory serves, it was one of the first science fiction books I ever read--definately one of the first I have a good solid memory of. I spent many hours with the works of Mr. Clarke on the back porch of the house I grew up in. Many of those books are still on my shelves today.
Rest in peace, sir.