Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - 2008)
Most of you have likely heard by now that the great futurist, Arthur C. Clarke, died early this morning (story). I remember how amazed I was when I first read 2001: A Space Odyssey, and again when I watched the film. I highly recommend the story to anyone who hasn't read it (and even to those who have). I've been eying my copy of 2001 for the past month, thinking that it's about time to give it another read, so perhaps now is the time to do it.