|Arthur C. Clarke is probably the world's best known and bestselling science fiction writer.He has won innumerable international awards for his fiction, for his science writing and for his inspirational role as one of the chief prophets of the space age. Also something of an authority on the unexplained and a visionary that predicted the need for geostationary satellites long before they ever appeared. Wrote the first paper on Satellites in 1945.|
His collaboration with Stanley Kubrick on 2001:A SPACE ODYSSEY set new standards for SF films, and he has also presented the television series ARTHUR C. CLARKE'S MYSTERIOUS WORLD and its successors. He was described by the New York Times as being "awesomely informed about physics and blessed with one of the most astounding imaginations ever encountered in print."
Graduate of King's College, London. RAF Officer during WW2.
Died, in 2008, of respiratory complications and heart failure doctors linked to the post-polio syndrome that had kept him wheelchair-bound for years.
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