Arthur C. Clarke Facts

Arthur C. Clarke Facts
Arthur C. Clarke was a British author of science fiction books and films, best known for his novel and film 2001: A Space Odyssey. He was born Arthur Charles Clarke on December 16th, 1917, in Minehead, Somerset, England. Arthur was raised on a farm as a boy, and attended Huish Grammar School in Tauton before studying at King's College in London. He worked as a pension auditor at London's Board of Education before becoming a radar instructor in World War II. Arthur C. Clarke had several stories published between 1937 and 1945 in fanzines, but his first professional sale occurred in 1946 when he sold both "Rescue Party," and "Loophole," to Astounding Science Fiction.
Interesting Arthur C. Clarke Facts:
Arthur C. Clarke earned a B.S. Degree with mathematics and physics honors at King's College.
Arthur C. Clarke worked as an assistant editor at Physics Abstracts from 1949 to 1951. Physics Abstracts was an indexing and abstracting service with 24 issues per year.
In 1951 Arthur C. Clarke devoted himself to his writing career on a full-time basis.
His first novel was Against the Fall of Night, which was published in 1948. It was originally published as a novella but after its success Arthur C. Clarke expanded the work into a full-length novel, which was published in 1953.
In 1953 Arthur C Clarke's novel Childhood's End was published.
Arthur C. Clarke reworked Against the Fall of Night and again published it in 1956 as The City and the Stars.
In 1961 A Fall of Moondust, Arthur C. Clarke's sixth novel was published. It became a classic of its time.
Arthur C. Clarke wrote a story titled "The Sentinel" for a competition at the BBC in 1948. It was rejected, but eventually it became the basis for Arthur C Clarke's most well-known story 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Together with Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke was known as one of the "Big Three" 20th century science fiction writers.
2001: A Space Odyssey, the book became a 1968 movie. It went on to become Space Odyssey, the television series. Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick wrote the screenplay for the movie.
In 1982 the sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, titled 2010: Odyssey Two was published. This novel was also made into a film titled 2010, released in 1984.
Arthur C. Clarke believed in space travel, and wrote a book titled Interplanetary Flight in 1950. It contained space flight basics for the average person. He also went on to write several more books on space travel including The Exploration of Space (1951), The Challenge of the Spaceship (1959), and Voices from the Sky in 1965, among several others.
Arthur C. Clarke wrote more than 100 books during his career, including fiction, and non-fiction, on the topics of space, space travel, science, technology, computers, and bioengineering. Many of his predictions including telecommunication satellites came true.
Arthur C. Clarke died on March 19th, 2008, in Sri Lanka, at the age of 90.
Arthur C. Clarke has been honored in many ways. He has been given awards such as an Oscar in 1969, a Hugo award in 1956, the UNESCO-Kalinga Prize in 1961, and was knighted in 2000.

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