It is with great sadness we report that Sir Arthur C.Clarke has passed away at
the age of 90. Sir Arthur died at 1.30 am on Wednesday, March 19th, after
suffering from breathing problems.
Sir Arthur, who was the President of the BSFA, moved to Sri Lanka in 1956 and has
been suffering from post-polio syndrome since the 1960s. One of the genre's most
prominent authors, he will be remembered for his many ground-breaking novels and
stories, for collaborating with Stanley Kubrick on the seminal SF film 2001: A
Space Odyssey, and for participating in commentaries on the Apollo space
missions in the 1960s.
He will be sadly missed by all within the SF community of this country and