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Arthur C. Clarke's 'Childhood's End' to be adapted as Syfy miniseries

Arthur C. Clarke's 'Childhood's End' to be adapted as Syfy miniseries

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 (UPI) --Syfy says it has ordered a six-hour miniseries based on Arthur C. Clarke's classic novel "Childhood's End."
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1963 prediction had Russians on moon first

LONDON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke said in a lost 1963 television interview Russia would win the space race by landing the first man on the moon in 1968.
Dylan's room at famed hotel preserved

Dylan's room at famed hotel preserved

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- New York City's Buildings Department has halted renovations on the hotel room where music icon Bob Dylan stayed and wrote songs in the 1960s.

Sci-Fi writer Clarke buried

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, March 22 (UPI) -- Sir Arthur C. Clarke, the renowned British science-fiction guru, was buried in a secular funeral Saturday in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

NASA: Arthur C. Clarke will be missed

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration issued a statement Wednesday, mourning the death of renowned scientist and author Arthur C. Clarke.

Author Arthur C. Clarke dead at 90

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, March 18 (UPI) -- Famed British science-fiction author Arthur C. Clarke has died in Sri Lanka, a message posted Tuesday on the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation's Web site disclosed.

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Author Jack Williamson dead at 98

PORTALES, N.M., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Pioneer science fiction author Jack Williamson has died at the age of 98 at his home in Portales, N.M., of natural causes.

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Mystery tiles link Kubrick, Toynbee

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Tiles with a message linking historian Arnold Toynbee and Stanley Kubrick's classic film "2001: A Space Odyssey" have turned up from Indianapolis to Brazil.

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Sri Lankabhimanya Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, CBE, FRAS (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction author, inventor, and futurist, most famous for the novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, written in parallel with the script for the eponymous film, co-written with film-director Stanley Kubrick; and as a host and commentator in the British television series Mysterious World. For many years, Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke were known as the "Big Three" of science fiction.

Clarke served in the Royal Air Force as a radar instructor and technician from 1941–1946. He proposed a satellite communication system in 1945 which won him the Franklin Institute Stuart Ballantine Gold Medal in 1963. He was the chairman of the British Interplanetary Society from 1947–1950 and again in 1953.

Clarke emigrated to Sri Lanka in 1956 largely to pursue his interest in scuba diving, and lived there until his death. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998, and was awarded Sri Lanka's highest civil honour, Sri Lankabhimanya, in 2005.

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