Wednesday, March 19, 2008

எழுத்தாளர் ஆர்தர் கிளார்க் மரணம்

பிரபல ஆங்கில அறிவியல் புனைக் கதை எழுத்தாளர், கண்டுபிடிப்பாளர் ஆர்தர் சி. கிளார்க், கொழும்புவில் இன்று காலமானார்.
அவர் குறித்த சில துளிகள் :
  • Clarke attempted to write a six word story as part of a Wired Magazine article but wrote ten words instead. ("God said, 'Cancel Program GENESIS.' The universe ceased to exist.") He refused to lower the word count.
  • At the start of the movie 2010, Dr. Heywood Floyd is engaged in a conversation in front of the White House. Clarke is the man feeding the pigeons to the left of the shot. Later on in the movie, in the hospital scene where Mrs. Bowman dies, the cover of Time shows a photograph of Clarke as the American president, and one of Kubrick as the Russian Premier.
  • He survived the tsunami caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, which did however claim his "Arthur C. Clarke Diving School" at Hikkaduwa, which has since been rebuilt.
  • Clarke's novel, Songs of Distant Earth, was the theme for an album of the same name released by ambient musician Mike Oldfield, the creator of the 1973 album Tubular Bells. Most of the sections in the album are named after elements of the novel, such as "The Space Elevator" and "The Sunken Forest". The inlay/sleevenotes include a short piece written by Clarke. Oldfield also used other titles from Clarke's work for songs, including "Sentinel" and "Sunjammer", on Tubular Bells II.
  • In the Millennium (TV series) the log in voice phrases for Peter Watts and Lara Means are quotes from 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Divine Comedy recorded a song entitled "Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World" for their 2006 album, Victory For The Comic Muse, in tribute to Clarke's well-known TV programme.

  • In an episode of The Goodies, Arthur C. Clarke's show is cancelled after it is claimed he doesn't exist (it is later claimed in the same episode that Clarke was just Graeme Garden in a wig).

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