Sad word today from the world of letters that Arthur C. Clarke has passed at 90.

While his most remarkable book was made into a most remarkable film (which bears little resemblance to the book, in my opinion), Clarke was an incredibly prolific writer, penning over 100 books and gaining a popular reputation as "the godfather of the telecommunications satellite," a device most of us in this line of work would be lost without.

My condolences to his family, friends, and many admirers..

-wp