Arthur C. Clarke
Born: December 16, 1917
Died: March 19, 2008
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.