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.

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Source/Notes: The Mind of the Machine in Report on Planet Three and Other Speculations (1972)

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Source/Notes: The Odyssey File (1984), also quoted in The Mammoth Book of Zingers, Quips, and One-Liners (2004) by Geoff Tibballs, p. 128