Monday, December 17, 2007

Arthur C. Clarke Turns 90 Years Old

British science fiction author, space exploration advocate, and technological visionary Sir Arthur C. Clarke turned 90 years old, yesterday.

A longtime resident of Sri Lanka who is perhaps most well-known for his novel 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), and less well-known for his novel The Sands of Mars (1951), Clarke has established a rich legacy. In recognition of his accomplishments, we've compiled a selection of sixteen full-text news articles going all the way back to 1951. Enjoy!

1. “Clarke Yearns for E.T. and Peace at Age 90,” Reuters UK, Dec. 16, 2007.

2. “Cheers Arthur of Serendip!The Sunday Times, Sri Lanka, Dec.16, 2007.

3. “Sir Arthur C. Clarke to be Feted on 90th Birthday,” Daily News, Sri Lanka, Dec. 15, 2007.

4. “Arthur Clarke’s ‘Banyan Trees’ on Mars Chopped Down,”, Dec. 12, 2007.

5. “Arthur C. Clarke Still Looking Forward,” BBC News, Oct. 4, 2005.

6. “Arthur C. Clarke Stands by His Belief in Life on Mars,”, June 7, 2001.

7. “Arthur Clarke the Visionary in the Real '01,” The New York Times, Jan. 6, 2001.

8. “Millennium Man: Arthur C. Clarke Reflects on His Life and TimesTime magazine, Dec. 28, 2000.

9. “Brilliant Careers: Arthur C. Clarke,”, March 7, 2000.

10. “A Conversation with Arthur C. Clarke: An Author's Space Odyssey and His Stay at the Chelsea,” The New York Times, Oct. 26, 1999.

11. “Arthur Clarke Resumes Writing To Be Famous Again,” The New York Times, April 1, 1997.

12. “For Arthur Clarke, Sri Lanka Is a Link to Space,” The New York Times, April 7, 1993.

13. “The Best is Yet to Come,” by Arthur C. Clarke, Time magazine, July 16, 1979.

14. “Beyond the Moon: No End,” by Arthur C. Clarke, Time magazine, July 18, 1969.

15. “Latter-Day Jules Verne,” Time magazine, July 19, 1968.

16. “Space, Here We Come,” Time magazine, Sept. 17, 1951.

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