Arthur C. Clark (Sir Arthur C. Clarke)
Clark was born December 16, 1917, in Mainhead, Somerset (Mindhead, Somerset), a seaside town in the south of England. Chau's father was named Charles (Charles Wright), and mother Nora (Nora Willis Clarke).
Clark started studying books at Huish's Grammar School.
At the age of 12, Clark found himself fond of reading science fiction after reading novels from the Amazing Stories magazine.
At 13 years old, his father died in the war.
After leaving school, he moved to London and worked as an accountant in the Department of Education. In the meantime, Clark didn't give up his interest in astronomy. Rocket development and space exploration. In addition, Clark also became a member of the Association of Sci-Fi Hobbyyists.
In 1941, when World War I began, he was enlisted in the Air Force, in a department that controlled the Radah system, which provided guidance to pilots in various weather conditions.
In 1945, in Clark's article titled “Extra-Terrestrial Relays”, printed in Wireless World magazine, Clark proposed the concept of building satellites for transmitting radio and television signals to the world. It took more than two decades for Clark's concept to come true.
In 1946, after the war, he was funded to attend King's College and was named president of the British Interplanetry Society.
1948 received a bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics. After that, he got a job as assistant editor of comics magazine Science Abstracts.
The 1950s Interplanetary Flight was the first documentary writing.
1951 wrote the first novel, Prelude to Space, a story about a trip to the moon.
The 1953 novel, Children's End, is one of Clark's finest science-fiction works, about how humans meet aliens.
Marilyn Mayfield, a 22-year-old woman who has been married, but Clark's double life with his wife was just six months away, the couple went their separate ways, before officially divorcing in 1964.
In 1956, he moved to Sri Lanka because of his passion for diving and the undersea world. During his excursion, Clark and his friend Mike Wilson, a photographer, made an important archaeological discovery, discovered the remains of the building and artifacts of Koneswaram Temple.
Received a Hugo Award for short story work The Star
1961 was awarded the Kalinga Prize from UNESCO (UNESCO).
1962 detected a polio infection
1968, together with Stanley Kubrick, wrote the 2001 screenplay: A Space Odyssey, which led both Clark and Stanley to win an Academy Award together.
1973, there was a work of fiction writing Rendezvous With Rama, which won the Hugo Award and Nebula.
1983 founded Arthur C. Clarke Foundation, his own foundation to promote the development and use of technology.
1984 wrote an autobiography Ascent to Orbit
1988. Post-polio syndrome caused Clark to walk inconveniently and to use a wheelchair.
1989 wrote autobiography Astounding Days
Receiving the Commander Order of the British Empire (CBE) Medal from Queen Elizabeth.
1998 received a knighthood rank.
2005 was awarded Sri Lankabhimanya, the highest award awarded by Sri Lanka to civilians.
2008 March 19, died of respiratory failure
Clark's bones were buried together with Leslie Ekanayake, a Sri Lankan woman whom Clark regarded as the best friend in life. The couple were not officially married, and Lesley died more than 30 years before Clark.