[7] Clarke and Heinlein began writing to each other after The Exploration of Space was published in 1951, and first met in person the following year. I remember talking to Arthur in his home in Colombo some weeks after this event and he quipped: “This would not happen to us in the future if we have the wisdom to have in place a Spaceguard Project of the type described my 1972 novel Rendezvous with Rama.” In his novel Spaceguard was the name given to an early warning system that was set up after a catastrophic asteroid impact. His brother attended the awards ceremony, and presented an award specially chosen by Arthur (and not by the panel of judges who chose the other awards) to the British Interplanetary Society.

We should get rid of it as quick as we can. 01 Metro Goldwyn Mayer & Prologue. 2001: A Space Odyssey Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community.

[9], Clarke emigrated from England to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in 1956, to pursue his interest in scuba diving. Flattered though I am, honesty compels me to point out that the concept of such an orbit predates my 1945 paper 'Extra Terrestrial Relays' by at least twenty years. So what is NASA contemplating?

After many delays, the film was released in the spring of 1968, before the book was completed. B. S. Haldane: 'The universe is not only stranger than we imagine, it's stranger than we can imagine.

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It is only in the last few years that this latter risk is being taken seriously by various Space authorities. If his predictions are at all reasonable you can predict in 20 or at least 50 years that the progress of science and technology would make him seem ridiculously conservative.

In 1986, Clarke was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. His books on space travel usually included chapters about other aspects of science and technology, such as computers and bioengineering. Mt.

[33] Though Clarke lived mostly in Colombo, he set up a small diving school and a simple dive shop near Trincomalee.

here ... the fact that we have not yet found the slightest evidence

Arthur C. Clarke does a splendid job of describing things like Halley's Comet, its surface, and even handles with the same level of shock, amazement, wonder, and awe the discoveries in "2001" or more accurately, in "2010" when Dr. Chinese Guy I mistakingly called "Tsien" in my other review reveals there is life on Europa.

"2001" author Arthur C. Clarke brought us some frightening visions of the future that have yet to come to pass.

Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. [43] Clarke never remarried, but was close to a Sri Lankan man, Leslie Ekanayake (13 July 1947 – 4 July 1977), whom Clarke called his "only perfect friend of a lifetime" in the dedication to his novel The Fountains of Paradise.

"[117] He also believed, "Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not.

Going to investigate in an EVA pod, the monolith opened and transformed Bowman into the "Starchild", an entity of pure energy. "[116], Regarding freedom of information Clarke believed, "In the struggle for freedom of information, technology, not politics, will be the ultimate decider.

In 1986, Clarke provided a grant to fund the prize money (initially £1,000) for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for the best science fiction novel published in the United Kingdom in the previous year. [99][e] Clarke acknowledged the earlier concept in his book Profiles of the Future.
The Tsien is a fictional Chinese spacecraft that makes its way to Europa, introduced in Arthur C. Clarke’s 2010: Odyssey Two. Clarke, though, wrote thorough explanations of "cause and effect" for the events in the novel.