Following is an e-mail greeting sent by Sir Arthur C. Clarke on Jan. 1, 2001, to those who had sent him messages as the new year arrived:
Just to say 'Thank you!' for the thirty email greetings
received overnight! As you can imagine I have received scores during the last week and can't possibly reply to them all, though I have dealt with any specific queries that have come up.
Anyway, all best wishes for 2001 - although I am now completely
confined to a wheel chair, boredom is not going to be a major problem - see attached schedule.
HAPPY NEW MILLENNIUM!
Arthur Clarke, 01.01.01
COLLECTED SHORT STORIES (Orion, Tor: Feb 2001)
SPACE TRILOGY (Islands, Earthlight, Sands: Gollancz)
THE LOST WORLDS OF 2001 (Millennium edition: Del Rey)
THE FOUNTAINS OF PARADISE (Warner, Fall 2001)
CITY & STARS/SANDS OF MARS "
MEDUSA/OTHER SIDE OF THE SKY "
GHOST FROM THE GRAND BANKS/DEEP RANGE "
LION OF COMARRE/AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT "
CHILDHOOD'S END (new intro: Aug 2001)
NASA: "The Music of the Spheres": Space Symposium volume
BEYOND GRAVITY (National Geographic Magazine: Jan 2001)
2001: HELLO (Playboy: Jan 2001)
2001: THE LONGEST YEAR (London TIMES)
INFINITY (Fractals: IMAX, Reuben Fleet Science Center)
THE NEW COSMOS (Buhl Planetarium narration: audio)
HAL'S LEGACY (PBS Special)
2001: RENDEZVOUS IN SPACE (with J.M.Jarre)
HEAVEN AND HAL (BBC Radio 4: Jan 1 2001)
NHK TV (Space futures: Jan 4)
BBC WORLD SERVICE (Agenda: Jan 6,7)
DESTINATION MARS (Ch 4: DISCOVERY, Feb 2001)
2001: THE GREAT BOOKS (Cronkite-Ward)
2001 EXHIBITION (S. Jose Tech Museum: Jan)
*INFOTEL CONFERENCE (Colombo: Jan 15-17)
*ARTHUR C CLARKE DAY (NASM, Washington: 2001 screening, Feb 7)
*EUROPAY BANKING CONFERENCE (filming Feb 14-15)
*DIAN FOSSEY GORILLA FUND (Webcast with Leonardo di Caprio: Mar)
*ASTRONOMY CONFERENCE (S.L. Planetarium, Mar 19-24)
*EXPLORER'S CLUB (Communications Award, Waldorf: March 24)
*CLARKE LECTURE (Washington, Mar 28)
*SATELLITE 2001 (Carmel panel discussion: Mar 30, 20.30)
*EDINBURGH SCIENCE FESTIVAL (Apr 14)
*VON KARMAN WINGS AWARD (S. Monica, May 2: via satellite)
*WERNHER VON BRAUN LECTURE (Washington, May-June: video)
*CITY & THE STARS (David Bedford: Royal Festival Hall, July 14)
RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA (Revelations Entertainment: Morgan Freeman)
PATENT PENDING (TV series: Showtime)
ENCOUNTER PROJECT (ACC DNA launched out of Solar System: 2002+)