As a writer, undersea explorer and futurist, Arthur Charles Clarke has been instrumental in opening the minds of readers to futuristic space travel. Who can forget his captivating screenplay – 2001: A Space Odyssey?
Clarke was born on December 16, 1917 in the town of Minehead, Somerset, England. He grew up in a farm in Bishops Lydeard where he used to love spending the evenings stargazing. Clarke also was an avaricious reader. He loved reading science fiction magazines from America.
"How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean."