Monday, April 26, 2010

exclusive-a developing story about the world's most famous science fiction author

Although the Shuttle has the inside story there are legal reasons we cannot give many details but a major scandal is developing over the late science fiction author Sir Arthur C.Clarke who died in 2008 at the age of 91.

Clarke emigrated to Sri Lanka in 1956 where he remained for most of his life largely confined to a wheel chair from the 1980's onwards. He suffered a debilitating paralysis disease in the 1960's  later diagnosed as polio 

His most famous book was 2001 A Space Odyssey on which he collaborated with the film director Stanley Kubrick with the 2 later turning it into one of the most.iconic films of the 20th century.
Born in Somerset in England he began contributing to science fiction fanzines in the late 1930's and became a prolific writer of science fiction novels that sold for years on end. He also produced and starred in TV series and was a member of some major scientific groups. Regarded as a futurist, he was predicting discoveries like satellites long before they were thought of.

Actor Morgan Freeman has purchased the rights to one of Clarke's most loved books  Rendezvous with Rama and has raised $200M to film the space epic but is having endless script problems.

A fairly frugal man, Clarke lived in a rambling compound in Colombo but his estate is estimated at being worth in excess of 60 million dollars.
Keep tuned !