Happy Birthday, Arthur C. Clarke!

The Wired blog, Underwire has <A href= "http://blog.wired.com/underwire/2007/12/arthur-c-clarke.html"> this birthday tribute</A> to Science Fiction legend Arthur C. Clarke. "British science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke turns 90 on Dec. 16. Clarke penned the novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was adapted into Stanley Kubrick's big-screen freaky fav." In addition, you can also vote for your favorite SF novel.


Unfortunately, this writer passed on today.

You got a source you can cite for that, because I don't find any mention of his having passed away with a keyword search.

Save the easily offended: ban everything.

I can find no news story of Clarke dying and it would be a big story.

Given Clarke's prominence, the fact that the SF Chronicle's most recent story on him is the 90th birthday story, that Google News shows nothing of the sort (again, the most recent story is his 90th birthday) and that Associated Press also has that as the most recent story...

I'm pretty nearly certain he didn't die on the 17th. Or today, so far, for that matter.

It says right there, on some random website... a comment from a completely random anonymous stranger that he's dead. He must be dead.