Writer Clarke to be buried Saturday
From Yahoo.com By KRISHAN FRANCIS, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 28 minutes ago
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Famed
Clarke who died at the age of 90 on Wednesday had left written instructions that no religious rites of any faith should be associated with his funeral.
He will be buried at Colombo's general cemetery in a plot owned by his friend and diving company partner with whom the writer lived for decades, Gunawardena said.
, his brother, had arrived in the island to participate in the funeral, the aide added.
The visionary author won worldwide acclaim with more than 100 books on space, science and the future.
The 1968 story "" — written simultaneously as a novel and screenplay with — was a frightening prophecy of artificial intelligence run amok.
Born in, on Dec. 16, 1917, the son of a farmer, Clarke was also credited with the concept of communications satellites in 1945, decades before they became a reality.
He moved to Sri Lanka in 1956.