Sir Arthur C. Clarke
Born (1917-12-16)16 December 1917

Minehead, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

Died 19 March 2008(2008-03-19) (aged 90)

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Pen name Charles Willis,

E.G. O'Brien

Occupation Author, inventor
Nationality British
Citizenship United Kingdom, Sri Lanka
Alma mater King's College London
Genres Hard science fiction

Popular science

Subjects Science
Notable work(s) Profiles of the Future

2001: A Space Odyssey Rendezvous with Rama The Fountains of Paradise

Spouse(s) Marilyn Mayfield (1953–1964)

Influences*H. G. Wells, Jules Verne, Lord Dunsany, Olaf Stapledon

Influenced*Stephen Baxter

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, CBE, FRAS, (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction author, inventor, and futurist, famous for his short stories and novels, among them 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) which is seen as a visionary film the prodected much of todays world, and as a host and commentator in the British television series Mysterious World. For many years, Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and Clarke were known as the "Big Three" of science fiction.

Arthur C Clarke by hoevelkamp-1-

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