Arthur C Clarke RIP

On the heels of the loss of Anthony Minghella comes word that possibly the finest mind working in science fiction has died at the age of 90.

Arthur C Clarke, the man who worked with Stanley Kubrick to adapt Clarke’s story The Sentinel into 2001 and then saw his follow-up novel, 2010 adapted into a follow up flick, was one of the most influential science fiction writers of our time. He predicted satellites in orbit years before they appeared and his stories have been adapted many times into films and TV shows.

Born in Britain, Clarke moved to Sri Lanka in 1956 and, besides his writing, was best known for presenting Arthur C Clarke’s Mysterious world on TV during the ‘80s. Variety has more .