Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008) received popularity as British science fiction, science, and futuristic writer. Born in Minehead, Somerset, England and raised in Bishops Lydeard, he experienced farm life since the early years. Clarke enjoyed reading science fiction material, and it initiated his love for star watching. Besides, he also appreciated searching for fossils. Novels include The City and the Stars (1956), The Centinel (1983) and The 2001 Space Odyssey screenplays plus many more. Clarke received a range of awards and recognitions in his career, for example, the Telluride Tech Festival Award of Technology in 2003.
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