Well, he lived to a grand old age. 90 years old is nothing to sneeze at. I think I was ten the first time I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey. It was my Dad’s favorite movie at the time, so we rented it quite a few times. HAL’s voice still creeps me out. It is so emblematically Kubrik as well. So clean.
I read the book at 12, and the sequel, which I didn’t like quite as much. But he really gave my 12 year old brain a lot of heavy concepts to chew on. I also really enjoyed “Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World,” as I’m a big fan of paranormal research, be it ghosts, cryptozoology or UFOs.
There really isn’t a lot here to say, that probably isn’t being said a million times over all over the place. Raise a glass on high to one of the greats.