Arthur C. Clarke


Born
in Minehead, Somerset, England, The United Kingdom
December 16, 1917

Died
March 18, 2008

Genre

Influences


Arthur C. Clarke was one of the most important and influential figures in 20th century science fiction. He spent the first half of his life in England, where he served in World War Two as a radar operator, before emigrating to Ceylon in 1956. He is best known for the novel and movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, which he co-created with the assistance of Stanley Kubrick.

Clarke was a graduate of King's College, London where he obtained First Class Honours in Physics and Mathematics. He is past Chairman of the British Interplanetary Society, a member of the Academy of Astronautics, the Royal Astronomical Society, and many other scientific organizations.

Author of over fifty books, his numerous awards include the 1961 Kalinga Prize, the AAAS-Westingho
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“Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”
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“I'm sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It's just been too intelligent to come here.”
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“The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.”
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