Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke

Born: December 16, 1917

Died: March 19, 2008

Nationality: English

Occupation: Writer, author, inventor

Biography: Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, Sri Lankabhimanya, was a British science fiction author, inventor, and futurist, famous for his short stories and novels, among them 2001: A Space Odyssey, 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.

Source/Notes: As quoted in The Mammoth Book of Zingers, Quips, and One-Liners (2004) by Geoff Tibballs, p. 264
Source/Notes: Credo (1991); also in Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! : Collected Essays, 1934-1998 (1999), p. 360

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Source/Notes: As quoted in Values of the Wise : Humanity's Highest Aspirations (2004) by Jason Merchey, p. 31

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