Scifi writer Sir Arthur C Clarke dies

“Under the Great Northern Lights” is a visual and emotional feature length film documenting The White Stripes making their way through Canada and culminating with their 10th Anniversary show in Nova Scotia. The film documents the band playing shows all over Canada; from local bowling alleys, to city buses, and onward to the historic Savoy Theatre for the 10th Anniversary show. A show that turned out to be the longest show the band had ever done on stage together. The film captures intimate moments of Jack and Meg both on and off stage as they travel through some of the most remote parts of the northern Yukon Territory. Along the way, they have some nice casual conversations about their 10 years together.

Born in Somerset, Sir Arthur C Clarke shot to fame in 1968 when his short story ‘The Sentinel’ was made into the film ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ by director Stanley Kubrick.

During World War II, Clarke worked in the then highly-secretive development of radar and thought up the concept of communication satellites.

He was the author of more than 100 fiction and non-fiction books, and his writings are credited by many observers with giving science fiction a human and practical face.


Clarke died at 0130 local time after a cardio-respiratory attack.