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    Tuesday, March 18, 2008

    Arthur C. Clarke Dies.


    He was regarded as far more than a science fiction writer.

    He was credited with the concept of communications satellites in 1945, decades before they became a reality.

    Space expert Robin Scagell told Sky News: "He was very much a scientist and science was at the heart of his work.

    "As well as predicting satellites, he saw that rockets would go into space."

    Astronomer Sir Patrick Moore paid tribute to his friend.

    "He was a great visionary, a brilliant science fiction writer and a great forecaster," he said.

    "He foresaw communications satellites, a nationwide network of computers, interplanetary travel - he said there would be a man on the moon by 1970, while I said 1980 - and he was right."


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