I just saw on the internet that legendary science fiction writer, Arthur C. Clarke, died today at his home in Sri Lanka.
Arthur C. Clarke was the last of the writers that formed what I regard as the "Holy Trinity of Science Fiction" (the other two being Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein). Clarke's passing marks the end of an era, truly.
On a personal note, he was one of my favorites and I will mourn his passing. Hopefully, his spirit is now free to roam this wondrous universe and explore all those places he imagined and invited us to imagine with him.