The novelist Arthur C. Clarke died at the age of 90. Here is all you want to know and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
British author whose short story, “The Sentinel,” inspired the famous, Stanley Kubrick-directed science fiction film, 2001: A Space Odyssey. His other works include The City and the Stars, Rendezvous with Rama, and The Fountains of Paradise.
He grew up on a farm, and as a boy loved star-gazing and reading science fiction pulp magazines. In 1948, he graduated from King’s College London with a bachelor of science degree.
He moved to Sri Lanka due to his interest in scuba diving.
He married a twenty-two-year-old American divorcee on a trip to Florida in 1953; the couple divorced a year later.
He influenced the work of Robert A. Heinlein.
How did Arthur C. Clarke die?
Clarke died in Colombo on 19 March 2008, at the age of 90. His aide described the cause as respiratory complications and heart failure stemming from post-polio syndrome.
"Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading sex manuals without the software."Arthur C. Clarke
"How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean."Arthur C. Clarke
"I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her."Arthur C. Clarke
"It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars."Arthur C. Clarke
"The intelligent minority of this world will mark 1 January 2001 as the real beginning of the 21st century and the Third Millennium."Arthur C. Clarke