Clarke, Arthur C(harles)

born Dec. 16, 1917, Minehead, Somerset, Eng.

British science-fiction writer.

He first published stories while in the Royal Air Force and, after earning a degree in physics and mathematics, wrote such novels as Childhood's End (1953), Earthlight (1955), Rendezvous with Rama (1973), and The Fountains of Paradise (1979). He collaborated with Stanley Kubrick in making 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, film and novel). Some of Clarke's ideas have proved remarkably prescient. Since the 1950s he has lived in Sri Lanka. In 1997 he published 3001: The Final Odyssey. He was knighted in 2000.

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  • Clarke, Arthur C(harles) — (n. 16 dic. 1917, Minehead, Somerset, Inglaterra). Escritor de ciencia ficción británico. Comenzó a publicar sus primeros cuentos mientras servía en la Fuerza Áerea Real; luego de sacar un grado en física y matemática, escribió las novelas… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Clarke, Arthur C(harles) —  (1917–) English science fiction writer …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Clarke, (Sir) Arthur C(harles) —     (1917– )    The author of the screenplay (with STANLEY KUBRICK) and novel, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968), Arthur C. Clarke is now regarded as one of the most important SCIENCE FICTION authors of the 20th century. Very early in life, Clarke… …   The Encyclopedia of Stanley Kubrick

  • Arthur — (as used in expressions) Adamov, Arthur Arthur, Chester A(lan) Arthur, paso Ashe, Arthur (Robert), Jr. Baldwin, James (Arthur) Balfour (de Whittingehame), Arthur James, 1 conde Bell, (Arthur) Clive (Heward) Bliss, Sir Arthur (Edward Drummond)… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Clarke — (as used in expressions) Clarke, Arthur C(harles) Moore, Clement Clarke Quantrill, William C(larke) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Clarke — [klärk] Sir Arthur C(harles) 1917 ; Eng. writer, esp. of science fiction …   English World dictionary

  • Clarke — /klahrk/, n. Arthur C(harles), born 1917, English science fiction writer. * * * (as used in expressions) Clarke Arthur Charles Moore Clement Clarke Quantrill William Clarke * * * …   Universalium

  • Charles — Charles, Ray * * * (as used in expressions) Adams, Charles Francis Addams, Charles (Samuel) Atlas, Charles Babbage, Charles Barkley, Charles (Wade) Charles Daly Barnet Bartlett, Sir Frederic C(harles) Baudelaire, Charles (Pierre) Charles Edward… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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