Arthur C. Clarke was a great man...he touched our hearts and our imaginations like no one else and brought the voice of plausibility to a genre that had a hard time standing on its own two feet back in the day. My husband and I were weaned on his books. We looked forward to his soft, sweet voice in the many TV documentaries he was involved with. 2001 and 2010 have been next to our various players in every technological innovation, from beta, to VHS, to DVD, to electronic...his books sit abused, curled, and dog-eared on our shelves, lovingly read over and over again. He has lived in our home longer than our children and we bow our heads to his greatness.
You will be missed, gentle soul.