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Arthur C. Clarke (1917–2008)

Arthur C. Clarke was born in the seaside town of Minehead, Somerset, England in December 16, 1917. In 1936 he moved to London, where he joined the British Interplanetary Society. There he started to experiment with astronautic material in the BIS, write the BIS Bulletin and science fiction. During World War II, as a RAF officer, he was in charge ... See full bio »


(age 90) in Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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  Childhood's End (TV Mini-Series) (novel by - 5 episodes, 2015) (novel - 1 episode, 2015)
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... (novel by)
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... (novel by)
- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... (novel by)
- The Children (2015) ... (novel by)
- The Deceivers (2015) ... (novel by)
 2003 Rendezvous with Rama (Video short) (novel)
 1995 The Colours of Infinity (TV Movie documentary)
 1995 Trapped in Space (TV Movie) (short story "Breaking Strain")
 1993 Arthur C. Clarke: Before 2001 (Video documentary short)
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (based on the short story by - 1 episode)
- Night of the Meek/But Can She Type?/The Star (1985) ... (based on the short story by - segment "The Star")
 1984 2010 (novel)
 1968 2001: A Space Odyssey (screenplay) / (story "The Sentinel" - uncredited)
 1968 Jännitysnäytelmä (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Meteor 02 (1968) ... (writer)
 1952 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- All the Time in the World (1952) ... (writer)
 1949 Captain Video and His Video Rangers (TV Series) (writer)
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Other Works:

Op-Ed Piece, "Killer Comets Are Out There. Now What?," Published in "The New York Times," 14 August 1994. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 40 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Arthur C. Clarke | E.G. Obrien | Charles Willis

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Personal Quote:

He uses a tame black hole as a filing system! [Describing Stanley Kubrick] See more »


2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) was inspired by an earlier short story he had written, "The Sentinel". See more »

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Hard to believe that he has so little film adaptations RivenWinner
Died in Sri Lanka, India? WTF! afaithiv
R.I.P. mlebac
Will we ever see 2061 and 3001 on film? And what about the RAMA books? mckee_d
Is he ok? nowhearthis
recommended books? ddtimbb-1
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