Comments on: We Snuck Into Arthur C. Clarke’s Home, And… Fri, 19 May 2017 16:47:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: Dean Pickles Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:09:07 +0000 I don’t, but a quick google search should reveal it — or any hotel should be able to lead you there. (sorry – have a baby in my arms right now!)

By: heiko hagemann Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:18:01 +0000 hi dean
i am a german filmmaker and i am planning a doku of a.c.clarke.
do you remember the address of his house in colombo.
i stay in the moment in sri lanka for a recherche.
thanks for help
all the best

By: Jeff Wed, 12 Oct 2016 02:58:16 +0000 Nice. I would have searched for the paper he wrote about geosynchronous orbits – “Extra Terrestrial Relays”. This useful orbit for satellites is sometimes called the Clarke orbit. I corresponded with him briefly about it, he mentioned he didn’t know if anybody owned the copyright for it.

By: Jim Williams Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:18:56 +0000 It was Leslie’s House before Arthur’s.
The lady with the wide brimmed hat in the photo was I believe Arthur’s mother.
I am amazed that so much is left here.
I was there a few times, in ’97, 2001, and was last there in 2003. Hard to look at now.

By: valorie1953 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:01:38 +0000

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By: Andy Deemer Thu, 12 Nov 2015 20:03:28 +0000 Wow, that’s incredible! Very cool!!! Would have loved to have met him.

By: Larry Sessions Thu, 12 Nov 2015 19:57:24 +0000 I visited him in 1986, and frankly the books and study look largely unchanged since then! We talked for a while, then went to his club, and later had dinner back at the house. Marvelous experience.

Years later I was stunned to find that he had credited me on the acknowledgements page of 2061. Man, what an undeserved honor!

By: LIFE: Arthur C. Clarke’s DVD Collection | coolihoma Tue, 26 Aug 2014 02:45:44 +0000 […] This comes from a site I’m not familiar with called Asia Obscura, whereby the writer, on his last day before moving away from Colombo, Sri Lanka, decides to see if Arthrur C. Clarke ever lived there. Turns out he did, and it’s just a few blocks away. What follows is a lot of photos and pretty interesting story, especially considering that the house is closed to the publlic. Check it out.  […]

By: Alan Dean Foster Sat, 02 Aug 2014 22:27:47 +0000 I visited Arthur in February of 1999. The study looks unchanged from that time.
The photo of Arthur is of him and his adopted Sri Lankan/Australian family with whom he ran a scuba diving service out of the house.
Inside the main entrance (by the parked black car) was a personal elevator, of which Arthur was immensely proud (“One of only two private elevators in Colombo!”).
In addition to Elizabeth Taylor (whose signed picture is in one of the article’s photos), Arthur had a special guest book. I didn’t flip through all of it, but in addition to Taylor, Prince Charles was in there, and Steven Spielberg.
The Galaxy Award (shown in one shot) was short-lived, but the trophies were very impressive. Heavy marble, with a star sapphire in the center of the galaxy. I have the other one for the same year (1979), for Splinter of the Mind’s Eye. Weighs a ton.

By: gottacook Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:42:19 +0000 A few oddities I noticed on the shelves:
Gene Roddenberry’s paperback novelization of Star Trek: The Motion Picture (with memorably excessive use of italics for emphasis throughout)
Hand-labeled VHS tape evidently of the making of The Shining, by “V. Kubrick” (isn’t this the Kubrick daughter who appeared as the child in the Picturephone conversation in 2001?)
Clarke’s own The Lost Worlds of 2001, a Signet paperback I also own; not a commonly known book, but includes much fascinating detail about unused story elements, with large chunks of early drafts of sections of his 2001 novel