Arthur C. Clarke

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Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host.wikipedia
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2001: A Space Odyssey (film)

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He co-wrote the screenplay for the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, one of the most influential films of all time.
The screenplay was written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, and was inspired by Clarke's short story "The Sentinel" and other short stories by Clarke.

Robert A. Heinlein

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For many years Clarke, Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov were known as the "Big Three" of science fiction.
He was one of the best-selling science-fiction novelists for many decades, and he, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke are often considered the "Big Three" of English-language science fiction authors.

Isaac Asimov

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For many years Clarke, Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov were known as the "Big Three" of science fiction.
Along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, Asimov was considered one of the "Big Three" science fiction writers during his lifetime.

Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World

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Clarke augmented his popularity in the 1980s, as the host of television shows such as Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World.
Each program is introduced and book-ended by science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke in short sequences filmed in Sri Lanka.

Satellite

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In 1945, he proposed a satellite communication system using geostationary orbits.
In a 1945 Wireless World article, the English science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke described in detail the possible use of communications satellites for mass communications.

List of science fiction authors

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Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host.

Koneswaram Temple

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That year he discovered the underwater ruins of the ancient Koneswaram temple in Trincomalee.
Worldwide interest was renewed following the discovery of its underwater and land ruins, sculptures and Chola bronzes by archaeologists and Arthur C. Clarke.

Glide Path

Clarke spent most of his wartime service working on ground-controlled approach (GCA) radar, as documented in the semi-autobiographical Glide Path, his only non-science-fiction novel.
Glide Path is a novel by Arthur C. Clarke, published in 1963.

Geostationary orbit

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In 1945, he proposed a satellite communication system using geostationary orbits.
The concept of a geostationary orbit was popularised by Arthur C. Clarke in the 1940s as a way to revolutionise telecommunications, and the first satellite to be placed in this kind of orbit was launched in 1963.

Rendezvous with Rama

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The first of the three was Rendezvous with Rama in 1973, which won all the main genre awards and spawned sequels that along with the 2001 series formed the backbone of his later career.
Rendezvous with Rama is a science fiction novel by British writer Arthur C. Clarke first published in 1973.

Richard Huish College, Taunton

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He received his secondary education at Huish Grammar school in Taunton.

International Space University

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The same year he became the first Chancellor of the International Space University, serving from 1989 to 2004.
The Chancellor of the International Space University is Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who succeeded then–European Space Agency Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain and acclaimed science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke, in 2004.

The Fountains of Paradise

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Clarke never remarried, but was close to a Sri Lankan man, Leslie Ekanayake (13 July 1947 – 4 July 1977), whom Clarke called his "only perfect friend of a lifetime" in the dedication to his novel The Fountains of Paradise.
The Fountains of Paradise is a science fiction novel by British writer Arthur C. Clarke.

David Lasser

Clarke attributed his interest in science fiction to reading three items: the November 1928 issue of Amazing Stories in 1929; Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon in 1930; and The Conquest of Space by David Lasser in 1931.
The book was an inspiration to a generation of science-fiction writers, including Arthur C. Clarke.

Sri Lankabhimanya

He was knighted in 1998 and was awarded Sri Lanka's highest civil honour, Sri Lankabhimanya, in 2005.

2001: A Space Odyssey (novel)

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In September 2007, he provided a video greeting for NASA's Cassini probe's flyby of Iapetus (which plays an important role in the book of 2001: A Space Odyssey).
2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 science fiction novel by British writer Arthur C. Clarke.

The Last Theorem

A few days before he died, he had reviewed the manuscript of his final work, The Last Theorem, on which he had collaborated by e-mail with contemporary Frederik Pohl.
The Last Theorem is a 2008 science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke and Frederik Pohl.

Olaf Stapledon

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Clarke attributed his interest in science fiction to reading three items: the November 1928 issue of Amazing Stories in 1929; Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon in 1930; and The Conquest of Space by David Lasser in 1931.
Stapledon's writings directly influenced Arthur C. Clarke, Brian Aldiss, Stanisław Lem, Bertrand Russell, John Gloag, Naomi Mitchison, C. S. Lewis, Vernor Vinge, John Maynard Smith and indirectly influenced many others, contributing many ideas to the world of science fiction.

Childhood's End

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His third science fiction novel, Childhood's End, was also published in 1953, cementing his popularity.
Childhood's End is a 1953 science fiction novel by the British author Arthur C. Clarke.

Electronics World

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The concept was published in Wireless World in October of that year.
In Wireless World s October 1945 issue, Arthur C. Clarke (then of The British Interplanetary Society) published a now-famous article, "Extra Terrestrial Relays", which foresaw the coming of communications satellites in synchronous orbit around the Earth.

A Fall of Moondust

Clarke capped the first phase of his writing career with his sixth novel, A Fall of Moondust, in 1961, which is also an acknowledged classic of the period.
A Fall of Moondust is a hard science fiction novel by British writer Arthur C. Clarke, first published in 1961.

The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke

Almost all of his short stories can be found in the book The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke (2001).
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke, first published in 2001, is a collection of almost all science fiction stories written by Arthur C. Clarke: it includes 114 in all arranged in order of publication, "Travel by Wire!" in 1937 through to "Improving the Neighbourhood" in 1999.

Science fiction film

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In 1994, Clarke appeared in a science fiction film; he portrayed himself in the telefilm Without Warning, an American production about an apocalyptic alien first-contact scenario presented in the form of a faux newscast.
The big budget adaptations of Frank Herbert's Dune, Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon and Arthur C. Clarke's sequel to 2001, 2010, were box office failures that dissuaded producers from investing in science fiction literary properties.

2010: Odyssey Two

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In 1982, Clarke wrote a sequel to 2001 titled 2010: Odyssey Two, which was made into a film in 1984.
2010: Odyssey Two is a 1982 science fiction novel by British writer Arthur C. Clarke.

Against the Fall of Night

Clarke began carving out his reputation as a "scientific" science fiction writer with his first science fiction novel, Against the Fall of Night, published as a novella in 1948.
Against the Fall of Night is a science fiction novel by British writer Arthur C. Clarke.