Friday, November 30, 2007

Sir Arthur C Clarke’s 90th birthday wish blog

Fellow Earthlings,

Sixty-two years ago Arthur C. Clarke of the British Interplanetary Society sent a letter to the editor titled Peacetime Uses for V2 which was published in the 1945 February issue of the Wireless World magazine suggesting the use of Geostationary Satellites for the instant global communications. Quoting,

“I would like to close by mentioning a possibility of the more remote future--perhaps half a century ahead. An ``artificial satellite'' at the correct distance from the earth would make one revolution every 24 hours; i.e., it would remain stationary above the same spot and would be within optical range of nearly half the earth's surface. Three repeater stations, 120 degrees apart in the correct orbit, could give television and microwave coverage to the entire planet.”

Today, the Clarke Orbit has over 330 satellites. Sir Arthur C. Clarke, a science-fiction author, inventor, and futurist, simply a great mind celebrates his 90th birth anniversary on 16th of December, 2007.

And as a big fan of his writing and admirer of his work, I have put up a blog where everyone could send him wishes for his 90th birthday. If you are a friend, colleague, fan or simply an earthling who admires the work of Sir Arthur Clarke, please write your greetings and good wishes on the blog as a comment.


Let us wish together for a healthy and a long life for Sir Arthur.



Please be sure to leave your name and country end of your message.



Regards,
Thilina Heenatigala
General Secretary
Sri Lanka Astronomical Association
http://aalk.lakdiva.net

http://thilinaheenatigala.blogspot.com

547 comments:

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SkiscubaGrammi said...

I continue to be amazed at the foresight and scientific accuracy scifi writers such as yourself and Asimov exhibitted in your writing. My granmother (born in 1885) said she lived in the most interesting time in history because she went from "horse & buggy" transportation to watching men land on the moon. I marvel at the rapidity of the communication changes, and yet we have not realize the transportation advances y'all imagined. I wonder what my grandchildren will come up with, given that their baseline technology includes the current state of telecommunications. . . I just wish we could solve rush hour traffic here in the Washington, DC area!
Congratulations and many happy returns
Carole, the scuba Grammie

AlbertoAlBlog said...

Best wishes from a reader!

john_wayne said...

Happy birthday!!!! I don't know what to say... maybe just congratulations is too trivial, huh?
Ok, see you for you 100th Birthday, I'll figure out something!
My best wishes!!!
Mick, Orzinuovi(BS)-Italy

stefaudio said...

tgycbrelHappy Birthday, dear Arthur, and thank you very much. You changed the world we live in.


Claudio Stefanini
Fornaci di Barga-Lucca- Italy

Avion said...

Happy Birthday, Sir Arthur! Thanks for all you gave us. God Bless.
Silvano, Italy

AugustoM said...

So wide birthday, big Art!

උෂාලෝක said...

හරි පුදුම යි.......! ප්‍රථම වතාව ට මම ඔබතුමාගේ කෘතියක් (“චන්ද්‍ර සංචාරකයෝ”) කියවන විට ඔබතුමා සූර්යයා වටා පරිභ්‍රමණ 57 ක් සම්පූර්ණ කර සිටියෙහි ය. එවිට මගේ වයස ඔබතුමාගේ වයසෙන් පහෙන් එකක් පමණි. දැන් ඔබතුමා පරිභ්‍රමණ 90 ක් සම්පූර්ණ කර සිටින්නෙහි ය. මගේ වයස දැන් ඔබතුමාගේ වයසින් බාගය ක් පමණ වී ඇත. එහෙත් ඔබතුමාගේ සියයක ට අධීක කෘතින්ගෙන් මේ වන විට මා කියවා ඇත්තේ 25 ක් පමණ ය. මෙය මට ලජ්ජාවට කරුණකි. එනිසා ඔබතුමාගේ කෘතින් තව තවත් කියැවීම ට අද දින අදිටන් කර ගතිමි.

ඔබතුමා ට දීර්ඝායුෂ පතමි.

sri.lalit@gmail.com

(Written in Sinhala Unicode characters)

Larry said...

This is how we traditionally do it in England.

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Arthur,
Happy Birthday to you!

3 cheers for Sir Arthur:
Hip Hip, hooray, hip hip hooray hip hip hooray!

Have a wonderful day Arthur,you have no idea what effect you have had on me and your legions of fans over the years!

Hope someday we can meet!
Kindest regards
Larry

eth said...

Happy Birthday!
...and Thank you.

Matthew F,
MoS Physiscs, Italy

Faelindo said...

Happy Birthday Sir Arthur!!

Thank you for books and dreams that you give to us!!

Buon compleanno!

Raffaele Giampetruzzi
Italy

zelig said...

Auguri :-)

teja said...

Dear Sir Arthur,

thank you for all your great work!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND MANYMANY MORE!
May all be beautiful and happy for you!

http://tejakrasek.tripod.com/id94.html

teja,
Ljubljana,Slovenia

Dario-V- said...

Happy birthday Sir Arthur ! you'll always be an endless source of inspiration.

Gand said...

Happy birthday from Italy.

Dave Bowman said...

Happy Birthday from Italy too!
I was just a boy (some 30 years ago) when I saw 2001 for the first time. From that moment I bought almost all of your books (most of them in English) to be inspired by your powerful vision: I really liked to rush to the "afterword" to find out how your ideas might one day be real.
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to dream and be touched by some of the finest pages in modern literature.

Andrea L. (aka Dave Bowman) Italy

Lalit Aryatilake said...

Herzlichen Glückwunsch und noch viele, viele Laufjahre!!!

Taria6 said...

Dear Sir Arthur,
Happy birthday!
I wish you health and happiness in the coming year.
with best wishes from Japan

Emura

Nino said...

I would like to wish a happy birthday and all the best to one of the most influent and important person in the world.

Thanks for all you taught us.

Happy birthday!!

Best wishes and regards

Nino Romeo from Reggio Calabria (ITALY)

Mizzy said...

A very very very happy birthday to you, sir Arthur!
I've read some of your books and enjoy them a lot.
Best wishes

Chiara, Italy

melo-ria said...

Happy Birthday Sir Arthur C Clarke!

I read your novels on Japanese.
I have much any funs from you. I am eternally grateful to you. Thank you very much!
I send someone your very best wishes for continued success!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Sir Arthur!

ataru1976 said...

Happy birthday, Sir Arthur!
Hundreds of these days and thanks for your works.

Gigi - Italy

MG55 said...
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Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Sir Arthur!

ぱんだ said...

90回目の誕生日おめでとうございます!
私が一番好きな小説は『幼年期の終り』Childhood's End) です。

地球を非暴力のもと、地球を支配した実質的に支配し、その指導の下、国家機構は解体していったオーバーロード(上帝)が、過去が分かる装置を世界歴史協会に貸与したところがとても好きです。

(この場面)
__________________

 おびただしい数の人類の救世主がその神性を失うことになった。

 冷たく、感情の入り込む余地のない真実の光のもと、2千年に

 わたって何百万もの人々の心を支えてきた宗教は、朝露のように

 はかなく消えた。

 それらによって巧妙に作られてきた善と悪は、すべて一瞬にして

 過去のものとなり、人類の心を動かす力を失った。

______________________________

そして。。。
______________________________

 新しい時代は、宗教と完全に縁を切っていた。

 オーバーロードがやってくる前の時代に存在していた信仰のうち

 残っているのは、純粋な形の仏教(あらゆる宗教のなかで、

 おそらくもっとも厳格なもの)だけだった。

 奇跡やお告げをよりどころとしていた宗派はことごとく破綻した。
____________________
これからもお元気で!!
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/pandagananda16/s/%CD%C4%C7%AF%B4%FC

Roger Barlow said...

Happy birthday - congratulations and many thanks for all the entertaining stories and the exciting ideas.

Roger Barlow - Manchester, UK

Couer said...

Dear Sir Arthur:

I want to wish you a marvellour 90th. birthday. I also want to thank you for the decades of enjoyment you have given to me with your fiction and non-fiction books. You will go down in history as a prime mover in getting the space age under way.

Thank you also for the correspondence that we had and the telephone conversations in past years. May the remaining years be filled with happiness and contentment.
Richard L. Gibbens, London, Ontario, Canada.

genesis61 said...

Dear Sir,
May the Supreme Being be so kind to leave you with us for as many years as many dreams you gave us in all your books.

Very best wishes,
Roberto & family
Italy

Paolo said...

happy Birthday from Italy for another 90 years of life to Sir A.C.C. !!!

Granny Goodwitch said...

Sir Arthur...Merry Meet my darling one...you inspire so many...wishing you a 90th birthday filled with Love, Laughter & a touch O"Magick...I love you from afar...Merry Part & Bright Blessings...Pax & Love, Granny Goodwitch...Anza, Ca.

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY from Italy !!!!!

Andrea

NASTROROSA said...

Happy Birthday from Italy Sir Arthur!

I love your books!

Buon Compleanno


Alessandra
Verbania, Italy

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Mr Clarke from Leila, Bosnia & Herzegovina

atil said...

Happy 90 orbits! Happy more orbits! Thank you so much for all you did for everyone living on this planet... and who knows for how many more living now and in future on how many planet in the Universe! Sure, many of these people did not even hear about you... that does not matter. There are more than enough of us who do know you, and who are touched and changed forever by your Vision. Thanks. Thanks... Thanks!

Andrew Thielmann
Calgary - Canada, Moscow - Russia

Puigmalet said...

Feliç aniversari des de Catalunya (this is catalan language). Happy birthday from Catalonia.
Your work is already atemporal. Will your body also be atemporal?
Many thanks for sharing your ideas.
I fins d'aquí a deu anys!

Federico Italy said...

Many Many happy days to my favourite SF writer!!!
Federico - Italy

Ktek said...

Happy Birthday Sir Arthur and many more!

From someone who also shares the same birthday. I only wish to make to 90... but I am not sure I will last the next 65 years with the way the world is changing.

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Renee Boileau said...

Happy Birthday from a Canadian in Saarbrücken Germany. I just finished the Masters program at International Space University, which is launched with a powerful presentation from Arthur C. Clarke. Sir Arthur influenced me from the age of 12, when I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey and decided I wanted to be an astronaut. The chances for the average person to reach Space are increasing by leaps and bounds - and it amazes me how far we have come in my lifetime. I think it is human nature to explore beyond our home, and I know we will continue to follow the path predicted by Sir Arthur. Best wishes -

Renee Boileau, bionic engineer
MSS07

Anonymous said...

Dear Sir Arthur,

Many happy returns of the day!

Dec 16th also happens to be the anniversary of the invention of the transistor (1947)...

Regards,

Saswato Das
New York City
USA

Alberto said...

best wishes for your first 90 years!

Alberto
Treviso, Italy

Björn said...

Happy birthday Mr. Clarke!

I loved every minute I spent reading your stories.
The "Rama" books told me so much about relationships and how important it is to take responsibilities as a human being.

You took me to places I couldn´t imagine, you told me about places so beautiful they literally made me cry sometimes.
I remember the day I read the last words of "Rama revealed", I was lying on my bed, staring at the ceiling and wishing I could live a life like Nicole des Jardins Wakefield had lived.
Maybe someday I will understand like she did in her last seconds...

Have a good one Sir Arthur, here´s to the next decade.

Björn Mergarten, Germany

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday from catalonia, a small place in small world in big universe.
Wish you many happy and healthy years to come. And Thank You for your great works! (I am in secret love with The Songs of Distant Earth(shhh!!), so Thank You especially for this one ^_^)

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Vidal said...

What can I say to Sir Arthur at his 90th birthday? There is no way I can put down to words what he means to me... it is too daunting a task and would mean writing too big a message. I can only say happy birthday to this Grand Mind... hoping he remains with us for quite a long time, even though the future will probably be disappointing for all of us who shared his wonderful visions. Best wishes from Brazil... keep going strong and steady... there are still plenty of worlds to visit and futures to imagine.

Vidal Costa, historian
Curitiba, Brazil

paolog5 said...

Happy Birthday Sir Arthur and thank you so much!


Paolo
Verona

Silly Kitty said...

Dear Uncle Arthur,

Wishing you a very happy birthday from Tasneem, the little girl who used to swim with you at Otters. Knowing you has enriched my life in many ways. Just a quick update, I am now married and live in Manchester. I am about to begin my PhD in Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures. I am married to an Electronics Engineer who works for Manchester University on the CERN project. I hope we will be able to come and visit you on our next visit to Colombo. My husband Mike has many of your books and would treasure an autograph on one of them.

Lots of love and best wishes,
Tasneem and Michael Perry.

ed waldo said...

Happy Birthday, Sir Arthur. You are the last giant of Campbell's Golden Age still standing (or whatever).

There isn't much I can add, except my profound thanks for your work.

Hart Williams

Junkie said...

Happy Birthday from Lugano, Switzerland!

Mizar said...

Sir Arthur,
I miei migliori auguri dall'Italia

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Sir Arthur! Please, give us another 60 years of writing and pontificating (you know that it is possible!).

Thank you for your work. Brilliant.

Cheers,
Bruce McMinn
Cressy, ON Canada

Mark said...

Happy birthday, ACC!

Today is the day that Sir Arthur Charles Clarke is 90.

The last-living of the SF triumvirate of Asimov-Clarke-Heinlein, it is with surprise (but gratitude) that I find that he is still writing (albeit not as regularly nor as singularly as before.) I am currently reading Sir Arthur’s latest, Firstborn,, co-written with Stephen Baxter.

And as I turn the pages, I realise that even if it is not solely Sir Arthur’s vision, there is still something there. Something that inspired me as a young boy in his tales of exploration and discovery, his stories of wonder that made me want to read more. For it was Sir Arthur (as well as Msr’s Asimov and Heinlein) that created for me a love of SF, still strong over thirty years later.

It was here, in Sir Arthur’s work, that I discovered the difficulties of spaceflight, the unknown perils of Earth’s Moon, the aridity of Mars. Here too I saw futures - deserted cities, sky elevators and space children. I looked, through Sir Arthur’s writing, at Earth’s primitive past, its religion and beliefs, its multicultural history and yet also simultaneously forward to the future.

Observer of worlds and carbon-based bipeds, creator of monoliths and perpetuator of geosynchronous satellites, I salute you.

All the very best on your birthday and here’s to many more.

Mark Yon
Administrator at www.sffworld.com

Decio Biavati said...

Happy birthday sir Arthur!

You let us dream about magic and future wonders with your work, you made somehow a better life for us all.

Kudos to you.

Pier Luigi said...

Do you realize that you are and you will be a legend for three generation?You are my hero ;)

Exodus68 said...

Happy birthday from Modena - Italy
His books have made me dream many times. Thank you very much.

Tanti Auguri da Modena, Italia.
I suoi libri mi hanno fatto sognare molte volte. La ringrazio molto.

Ivo Elmi - Modena - Italy

riffi-b said...

To dearest Sir Arthur C Clarke,
All off New Zealand wishes all your dreams come true and I believe they will.Happy 90th Birthday Sir!!!!.Sir i have a question for you regarding E.T "those who came down from the sky". I resently was on a site off your`s that is not there now as i have tried to find again, and their was a caption off words that really grabbed me and made me want to copy and paste the words that captured me:in my words as i have poor education, you said that the amount off stars in our milky way is close to the same amount off people or souls that have lived on earth, you also stated that 30 ghosts stands behind every human being alive today.When i pasted article it wouldn`t download anything but this sound that sounded like a explosion in deep space,a sound haunting when first heard.I would like to know what it was...Between yourself Sir and Zecharia Sitchin, i believe we will have a visit and the signs are all around us now.Nasa are racing to man the moon and plans to man Mars,good or bad only God the "all wise and knowing Aliheim" can tell.I wish you the best dreams when you sleep and a brand new New Years..... to come when you awake.... Happy Birthday Sir...

Riwhi Bryant Hammond
riff@xnet.co.nz

Auckland,New Zealand

jackpue said...

Happy Birthday, Mr. Clarke!!

In ogni momento un suo libro è sempre stato di buona compagnia.
Thanks for all that fantastic moments of reading: about the future and beyond...

Best Wishes!!

Giacomo Pueroni

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday and greetings from Italy.

You are one of the greatest novelists of the XX century.

I wish you at least others 90 of these days.

Sandro.

Dave said...

Thank you very much for your wonderful books. I have chosen to research an area that may bring us to the stars.

Be well, friend.

Dave, Connecticut, USA

takashi said...

Happy birthday from Tokyo.

クラーク卿、お誕生日おめでとうございます。

Nats said...

Happy Birthday to a very honorable man for the 16th

Thank you for all the contributions you have made for science

It is an honor and a privilege to wish you a very Happy Birthday

Natasha Akolawala Sri Lanka

Anonymous said...

Felice Compleanno Sir Arthur.
Riccardo da Palermo (Italy).

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Sir Arthur.
Thank you for your work.

Ivano Favero
Cafasse, Italy

Dan said...

I must say I haven't read many of your books... but those I read I enjoyed much!
Thank you for sharing your visions with all of us, and a Happy Birthday to you for your 90th.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Sir Arthur.
Thanks for yours works, for our dreams...
Delfo Curcio
Italy

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday from me too, Stefano from Italy!

ray said...

Happy birthday from Italy, Sir Arthur.

I'm waiting for your next sf book.
And many many more.

Federico
Rimini (Italy)

Hanmar said...

Happy birthday from Venice, Italy.

Hanmar

Rodnik3 said...

Dear Sir Arthur,
you inspired me with your thrilling and visionary stories in my youth. They were part of my decision to study physics and to become an astronaut myself (for the European Space Agency). People asking questions in lectures always come back to the big topics: where are we coming from, is there (more) life outside, what makes the Universe tick. I am happily referring them to your books and works.
Happy birthday and may there be more generations to ask these questions
Reinhold Ewald from Germany

Max said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

Max from Italy

Andy Sawyer said...

Happy Birthday, Arthur! I know this is late, because I couldn't get to my email yesterday. For this century, we need the time machine.

Thank you for all your inspiration!

Scott said...

Happy Birthday, Sir Arthur!

I was 53 before when I first met you in Sri Lanka. My visit there took me to the ancient painted faces high upon the rock and the still buried silver in the great reef. The laminated copy of your treasure map shown in Treasures of the Great Reef survived my very first open ocean dive. I brought you a poster Boeing made for you showing a bit about how the geosynchronous orbit became a reality. Today I spend much of my time working on your first two wishes. All the best to you!

Scott Palmer
Mission Viejo, CA

lewisglarsen said...

Happy birthday, Sir Arthur! And many more, we hope.

Thank you for your wonderful books, your visionary mind, and your infectious sense of wonder about the Universe. My favorite books are Childhood's End and Rendezvous with Rama.

In pursuit of your vision, we are working on commercializing a clean nuclear energy technology based on the weak interaction (Low energy Nuclear Reactions - LENRs). Amazingly, your scientific instincts were right again! It is NOT fusion (cold, warm, hot, or otherwise) which involves the strong interaction.

Hopefully, we will be able to make you smile by demonstrating scale-up results on LENRs sometime before you head for the stars that you love.

Always inspired by your vision and with best regards,

Lew
Lattice Energy LLC
Chicago, Illinois, USA

carpenter said...

Happy birthday Arthur. We have not been in touch since last Christmas, but we think of you often, and we also think often of the happy days we had in Sri Lanka with you, including hosting the Apollo 12 astronauts.
Enjoy the day and march on briskly toward 100.

Terry and Yvonne Arnold

ali cuhadar said...

Dear Arthur,
Thank you for opening my eyes to the universe and beyond.. you are a true prophet as opposed to false ones. your admirer and grateful fan from Canada..

Jose Luis said...

Thanks for all the dreams you shared with us.

You opened my mind and helped me to be the man I'm now.

Many Thanks

Jose Luis, Spain
vilojo@telefonica.net

Lola said...

I wish I could have 1/10th the life you have had so far! Here's to an even more stellar 90 years!

Anonymous said...

Dear Arthur,

You had quite some impact on my life, and I am very grateful for that. Sorry to have missed your birthday, but the jobs I had and have now thanks to your input some 25+ years ago keep me quite busy.
All the best for the future, and hopefully there is an opportunity to meet,

-Dr. Arik Posner
arik.posner at nasa.gov

Bill said...

Dear Sir Arthur:

You are one of the treasures of the human race. If anyone alive deserves to live long enough to experience the first contact with an alien civilization, it's you!

Happy Birthday!

Love,
Bill Huelbig
Weehawken, NJ, USA

rob said...

Happy Birthday!

You have not only inspired me throughout my life with your writing to what is possible, you also have influenced, with your vision the future of mankind.

I wash you all the best and have a happy and healthy 2008 from San Diego California USA.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Sir Arthur !

In polish: Wszystkiego najlepszego
z okazji urodzin !

You've opened a new horizons.

Best regards
Arek Kaczmarek
Bydgoszcz, Poland

Zappa said...

Happy Birthday, Sir!
From Italy
Andrea

marco said...

Happy Birthday sir Arthur,wishing you a wonderful birthday!Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful stories

rickard108 said...

Sir Arthur,

Happy 90th birthday!

I have read (and reread perhaps more than twice on occasion) just about all you books. My favorite perhaps has to be Childhood's End which has not lost any of it's wonder since the first time I read it in the early 70's. You are truly a visionary.

I look forward to leave birthday greetings to you on the occasion of your 100th orbit around the sun.

Richard Neimeyer
Albany, NY
United States of America

Speed1953 said...

Happy Birthday, dear friend.
What an exceptional use of the Internet !

We had the pleasure of meeting some many years back at Notre Dame. Your hospitality to me was most memorable.....like you had known me all your life !

God Bless you and your beloved Sri Lanka !

Speed

daniel said...

Happy Birthday Sir Arthur!...I believe that the extraterrestrial intelligence you seek may already be among us...If so...I hope they reveal themselves in peace while you are still around to see it.

John Halley said...

Sir Arthur.
I suppose that it really has been the
Ultimate Trip. Congratulations on 90
great years. Thank you for your contributions to Human Society. It is greatly appreciated.

John Halley
Littleton Colorado.

Steve said...

Warm (belated) birthday greetings to you Sir Arthur.
Thank you for your tireless and unstinting support of humanity.
I have always appreciated your talents and your efforts both for their impact on me personally but also for the world at large.
I hope this message finds you and finds you well. It is my honor to extend these wishes to you.

Steven J. Sackinger

Mike J said...

I am a bit late but HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I am a great fan and your books had a great influence in my life, from your earlier short stories to classics such as The City and the Stars (which I remember reading all night in my bed with a flashlight...took a few batteries)! These books help set the course where I graduated as an engineer and remain to this day loving science and Science Fiction!
Many thanks again and best wishes from Vancouver, Canada!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday and good health, wish you more happy years, Monica Fuchs and Nachum Bar, Israel.

xorato said...

Happy birthday from Italy.

Carmelo

MG55 said...

Science spreading is one of the best gifts a person could do to mankind. Happy birthday, Sir Clarke!

Mattia G. - Italy

RS said...

Happy birthday from Portugal.

And thanks for all the odysseys...

NetRACE said...

happy bday my fav author!!!
you opened my mind, so thank you!!

Giorgio, ITALY

Anonymous said...

Only a great Thank from Italy, You open my mind :-)

Giulio Cavedali, Italy

Anonymous said...

Hope you read this! Some people said about your influence on the world. Well I thank you for your influence on me, the way that we should look at the world and science is certainly one thing we should learn from you. May science find a way to keep you another 90 years on Earth (or maybe on another planet). It will be a please if someday I could meet you.

Evan Camilleri (info@evancamilleri.com)
Malta

Don said...

Happy Birthday! No one else has influenced my life as much as you have through your writing, and that is the main reason I am in technology R&D today. Thankyou for a lifetime of amazing reading.

Mr. David Merchant said...

I had the privilege of teaching your neighbor's talented son for a quarter here in the U.S., he told me delightful stories of rooftop telescope viewings, and dinners with the literary master. I could tell he and his family had deep respect and affection for you, and that is the best compliment anyone could give another.

Happy Birthday, and may you have many more.

Regards,
David Merchant

Bhagya Nirmaan said...

Dear Sir,
You are the best Science fiction writer ever.

We all love you on planet Earth.

Not only Geostationary orbits, everything including AI applications and computer GUI subjects have your sign on it.

If I could, I would love to meet you before it is too late. :(

Hope you will live more and give the world some more bright ideas to develop.

I hope to include your theories in the nextgen AI modules which are currently being developed by us.

Again, Wish you all the best of luck.

and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOO.

wishing,
Bhagya Nirmaan
and All your friends at BOMSoft and JKCS.
(http://www.bomsoft.8m.com)
(http://www.jkcsworld.com)

chrispenb said...

A belated Happy Birthday Sir Arthur - here's to the next 90 and a whole lot more of your most excellent writing.

Chris Penberthy
South Africa

Stuart Young said...

Dear Sir Arthur Clarke,
I wish for you a joyous birthday tomorrow, surrounded by friends, stimulating conversation, and delightful surprises!
I have watched your birthday video. I want to assure you that, in my mind, you will always be remembered first and foremost as a writer. At the age of 8, I saw the movie which you wrote with Stanley Kubrick (need I name it?), which forever awakened my mind to possibilities of a living universe, and to greater levels of existence and of consciousness than is apparent in our everyday lives. Your writings have also taught me the importance of those qualities which you most prize: tolerance and compassion. Together with the use of reason, I, with you, am optimistic that humankind CAN solve its problems and truly become a family; my fondest wish for the coming decades is that your influence will continue to inspire the human species to use those potential qualities.
Fond wishes for "the happiest of birthdays,"
Stuart Young
United States

Arthur K Hall said...

Happy 90th, Sir Arthur. It happens that I am rereading "The City and The Stars" at this time. I still find it the awesome tour de force any author has created about the future and science fiction. Incredible. Of course, your "Songs of Distance Earth" is a close second. May you live forever in mankind's mind. Your works, your science, and your speculation are invaluable to humankind. I love what you have done for me over 60 years!!

Berwyn Pollard said...

Dear Sir Arthur,

I wish you all the best on your 90th birthday and wish you many more to come. Although you say that you have no further ambitions your works still give great influence to current generations, it was partly due to the influence of your visions for the future that I gained a keen interest in engineering and have recently graduated and began work as an aerospace engineer. To me you will always be a great writer and educator, you work will always give me pause for thought.

Thank you and Happy Birthday.

Berwyn Pollard
North Wales
UK

Andrew said...

Sir, Clark,

Your novels have forged a vision for the world in just how spaceflight will in the future. So much of what NASA and the commercial space world is trying to accomplish comes right from you work. I can remember reading "Report on Planet Three" as teenager, and from then on I was hooked. From 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Fountains of Paradise, to A Fall of Moondust, we can see the world slowly changing into the place you envisioned it year agos. Albiet, more slowly than we thought!

Happy Birthday and many more to come.

-Andrew

Terry Goldman said...

Sir Arthur,

I wish you a very happy birthday as one who
has long enjoyed your writing and has the
greatest respect for you as a seer.

Terry Goldman, APS Fellow
T-16, Nuclear Physics
Los Alamos National Laboratory
E-mail: t.goldman@post.harvard.edu
Phone: 505-667-3244
FAX: 505-667-1931
Messages: 505-667-4835

Rik said...

Happy birthday, Sir Arthur!

Reading (and rereading) your books was for me the most enjoyable way to learn English. And it opened the way for discovering lots of other writers like Asimov, Dawkins, Dennett etc...
Most grateful and wishing you many birthdays to come.

Rik

Bircan Unver said...

Dear Sir ARTHUR:

Greetings…

For December 16:
Wishing You a happy and joyful 90th Birthday, & Wishing You many more Millennia…

Your below quote is/will be a guidance to me in my life. Thank You.

”We don’t have to sit back and wait for the future to clobber us. To a considerable extend we can, … ‘invent the future.’ In fact, it might well be argued that unless we invest a better future,
we won’t have one of any kind.”

-- Arthur C. CLARKE
THE VIEW FROM SERENDIP, Edition 1977

For> Sir Arthur C. CLARKE: 90th Birthday Reflections
http://www.lightmillennium.org/2008_21st/arthur_c_clarke_90th_bday.html

Thank you very much for your always given hope, expanding our imagination beyond our limits, and believing in us/humanity as well as being an endless LIGHT to ALL of us.


Yours,

Bircan Unver
http://www.lightmillennium.org
- New York

Jim Cooper said...

As someone who read his first science fiction story in 1943, I can well appreciate your achievement in achieving 90 orbits. As someone who has read all of your published work, I am in your debt, and wish you the happiest of birthdays, with more to come.

Jim Cooper
maxtook@aol.com
USA

Eric Reynolds said...

Sir Arthur, thank you for the Clarke Orbit, for THE EXPLORATION OF SPACE, for EARTHLIGHT, for 2001, Rama, Maelstrom II, for being a force of REASON and for your influence on world peace.

Best wishes,
Eric Reynolds
Hadley Rille Books

Tim King said...

Sir Arthur;

Our greetings to you today on the successful completion of your 90th orbit of the sun. Thank you for your writings, most notably 2001: A Space Odyssey, which have opened my mind to the infinite possibilities of the universe around us. Thank you for sharing your genius with all of us and showing us that we belong among the stars.

I wish you peace and comfort today and all of the days to come.


Tim King
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Bruce Hogman said...

I have had a deep admiration for Sir Arthur's writing for over 40 years.
His visions have taken me into astonishing realms. I must plan to read his works, as I know I won't be able to take myself away until I've finished, though very rude people remind me I need to eat and sleep.

I wish him well as he becomes a nonagenarian and hope he sees his own new century.

Chindi57 said...

Arthur C. Clarke stands out in my mind, when, as a child, I read Rendezvous with Rama, and decided to reach for the stars. Well, at age 50, only my imagination has gotten me there, but as I sit here, years later, I continue to reread The Nine Billion Names of God and The Star, which I exhorted my group on HardSF in the Yahoo book discussion groups to read. And they also acknowledge not just his literary accomplishments, but also his science/teleeommunications ones.

Best wishes to a man who shaped the future.
Kristin Lundgren, Idaho, U.S.A.

pkwmd said...

Dear Sir,
My name is Kevin Williams. I want to wish you a Happy Birthday. I first read 2001 when I was eleven years old. That novel and its sequels inspired a passion for space exploration which has had a profound impact on my professional life. I devoured many of your novels and short stories. My favorites include 2010, Rendezvous with Rama, and Islands in the Sky. My interest in space exploration led to an interest in science and aviation. Currently I am a USAF flight surgeon serving in Iraq. I am sure that your works have inspired countless others as well. I thank you for your contributions and wish you all the best.

Respectfully,

Kevin Williams




Thanks a lot for pasting that note.

Anonymous said...

My best wishes for one of the fathers of the science-fiction!!!

Valter Mura

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Sir Arthur!
Ciro Scognamiglio, Neaples, Italy.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, sir. I've been a fan since discovering your work thirty-five years ago, in a textbook from which my mother taught. Thank you for all the wonderful writing.

Coyin said...

Dear Sir Arthur,
I hope that you had a happy 90th birthday and that you continue to enjoy health, peace, fulfilment and love.
Your writing's have inspired me since I was a teenager in the late 1960s. Thank you for the enjoyment and delight that you have provided to me in your short stories and novels.
I wish you well and many blessings.
Colin McLaren
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Anonymous said...

Dear Sir A. Clarke, you are the main reason I love SF! Ever since I read your books as a kid, I was peering into an entirely different world of infinite possibilities you have opened the door to. For that, for your beutiful imagination you shared with us, I thank you from my heart. I wanted to write you a letter of gratitude for 15 odd years and now I incidentally got the chance to say: THANK YOU! :) You have inspired so many people and have initiated so many marvelous things, this world will forever be in your debt. May you live long and be blessed with good health. Yours, Maria from Croatia

TIA LORI said...

Tanti auguri a Sir Arthur da Loredana e Mina, la cacciatrice di notizie dal web, che ha scoperto che Sir Arthur fa il compleanno proprio nello stesso giorno di io padre!
HappyBirthday, big daddy!

Loredana Mina - ITALIA
http://lascatolina.blogspot.com/

Ernesto said...

Sir Clarke, thank you especially for "The Fountains of Paradise": it makes me feel good each time I read it. And, yes, thank you also for your three laws: each time I remind them I feel a flow of hope for my child's future.
Happy birthdays to come!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday and happy new year from a child of Apollo. I grew up on the east coast of Florida and count my years of memory forward from Armstrong's leap to the lunar surface. With an artist's hand and a scientist's eye, you pointed to what lay beyond childhood. I'm glad that the universe made a storyteller of you, and that you have thought so deeply about the kinds of stories that the need to be told.

Fabio Pagan said...

Dear Sir Arthur,

I met you twice in Trieste, in 1966 and 1971, at the Science Fiction Film Festival, and then in 1979 at the SF Convention held in Brighton.
As a biologist, science writer and radio presenter, for me you have been a major source of inspiration with your scientific essays and your stories and novels. Thanks a lot!

I tried to obtain your personal email from Gentry Lee, whom I interviewed a few years ago - but invain... ;-)

Happy Birthday and Happy New Year!
May all your dreams become reality.

Fabio Pagan
Trieste, Italy

controlzape said...

Happy Birthday Sir Arthur and the best wishes for 2008.

My name is Hector and i live in Mexico. The first thing I read of you was the short story, The Star. It is among my favorites SF stories.

pd. Recently as a literary exercise I wrote a 300word story inspired on The Star.

Thanks for teach us the value of imagination.

Anonymous said...

Belated happy 90th birthday, sir Arthur!
Thank you for everything you've given and still give to the world...

Gabriella Gregori - Italy

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Sir Arthur!
Thank you for giving us many dreams!

Marco from Italy

patsijean said...

Hey! Happy Birthday from Goodlettsville, Tennessee. You brought me many hours of challenging enjoyment over the years. Thank you so much.

rkc said...

Happy birthday, dear sir Arthur !Congratulations for your godness.

I would like to suggest another kind of journey to other planets, now may be time to try for you...

http://catalog.bbt.info/d_show_book.php?id=113&target_language=English

Good lucky, Hare Krishna, Hare Rama !

Radio Krishna Centrale - Pisa - Italy
www.radiokrishna.com

chanaka De Silva said...

Happy Birthday to you from Amateur Astronomers Association sri lanka,

Juliusz A. Mróz also known as Q__ in Polish "Star Trek" fandom said...

Happy birthday sir Arthur! May you live to be ten thousand years! (One hundred is to little.)Best wishes and greetings from Poland!.
Thank you very much for "The City and The Stars" and "2001 A Space Odyssey".

Anonymous said...

Best wishes from the crew of USS Phoenix, and polish science-fiction fans.

semper_malus said...

Best wishes from Poland sir.

Anonymous said...

Dude! You look great! I bet you are driving the women wild.
I hope you are feeling well, and having a great time ... Happy B-day!

BTW, thanks for sharing your wonderful mind with us. You are THE man!

Cheers,
John McMullen, Carbondale, CO

SeekingAyahuasca said...

May your journey to the next realm be peaceful.

katerina said...

Happy birthday Sir Arthur!

Κaterina from Athens,Greece

Bill Wheaton said...

My Dear Arthur, I am sorry to be so poky posting here, but I think of you often. Lately I have been writing of space and such on Wikipedia, and found the material on the meaning of "2001" (the film, of course) in a sorry state. After a bit of a tussle I think we have breathed some life into it, as a start. You will probably not find it good, but I hope it can now improve, at least. Thanks for all the inspiration you have given me, since I read "Islands in the Sky" in 1953, when I was hospitalized at age 11.

All the best,

Bill Wheaton,
Pasadena, Calif
waw@ipac.caltech.edu

Anonymous said...

Dear, Sir Arthur C Clarke, I have been a fan of your works- especially '2001: A Space Odyssey.'

When I saw the movie '2001' I insatantly became fascinated with your works all the way to my present day.

Science fiction is an important category to the human brain: it helps us evolve, develop, and understand that the imaginative and the impossible can be conquerered. It also keeps the cosmic spirit in ourselves alive, and allows us to express the nature of the future as everybody and you Sir Arthur saw.

I've dreamed of being a writer to science fiction by either book or movie screen like you Sir Arthur and Stanley Kubrick did.

I wish you a happy birthday. Keep those cosmic thoughts flowing forever. I wish I could shake hands with you.

Thank you very much for everything

My best wishes

Duncan

Mark said...

Sir Arthur,

Many thanks for a lifetime of enjoyment and enlightenment!

When I saw this video of an experiment on the International Space Station, I was reminded of the orbital swimming pool you described in Islands in the Sky. I hope you enjoy it.

Waves in a Large Free Sphere of Water

Mark Spieglan

Bill Higgins-- Beam Jockey said...

I have just learned of Sir Arthur's passing. He was one of the greats. I loved his work.

My heart goes out to his friends and family. His spirit lives on in his books, which will inform, entertain, and delight readers for generations to come.

Larry said...

I just heard of his passing as I finished work. Farewell old friend,you've had a huge and lasting influence on me! Deeply saddened!

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I have read the last comment in which it has been mentioned that Sir Arthur has passed away if it is true please accept my condolences .Though he has died he will live in the hearts of the people like me,

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Desh said...

I wish you all the best Sir A C Clarke!

However since I'm too late I would be glad if you could re-incarnate among us again. Perhaps you might have done that, because it's been more than a year since your demise.

Thank you
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