Arthur C. Clarke

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Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008)[1] was a British science fiction writer who lived in his adopted home Sri Lanka. He "achieved his greatest fame in 1968 when his short story The Sentinel was turned into the film 2001: A Space Odyssey." His "detailed descriptions of space shuttles, super-computers and rapid communications systems inspired millions of readers."

"In the 1940s, he maintained man would reach the moon by the year 2000, an idea dismissed at the time. He was the author of more than 100 fiction and non-fiction books, and his writings are credited by many observers with giving science fiction a human and practical face." [2]

  • McAleer, Neil Arthur C. Clarke - The Authorized Biography. Chicago: Contemporary Books; 1992

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  2. Writer Arthur C Clarke dies at 90, BBC, March 19, 2008.
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