Arthur Charles Clarke was one of the most influential science fiction writers of all time, a notable inventor and realistic futurist. Clarke was born December 16, 1917 in Minehead England to Mary and Charles Clarke. From a young age, Clarke was fluent in the use and assembly of telescopes and a variety of electronic devices. Clarke served in the Royal Air Force during World War Two, and worked with the developing radar technologies After the war, he went to college and served a few terms as chairman of the British Interplanetary Society. Clarke's first works were in published sci-fi “Fanzines” starting in 1937, in 1946, he published his first sale, “Rescue Party”. 1951 brought Clarke to full time writing and eventually he became an extremely successful author. He eventually decided that he had high authority but little power, like a child who'd never grown and yet he had.

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