A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.
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|Birth:||16th December, 1917|
|Death:||19th March, 2008|
|Nationality:||British, Sri Lankan|
|Profession:||Essayist, Explorer, Inventor, Novelist, Television Presenter, Writer|
Sir Arthur Charles Clarke was born in Minehead, Somerset, England. He was a British science fiction writer, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host. He is perhaps most famous for being co-writer of the screenplay for the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, considered by the American Film Institute to be one of the most influential films of all time. His other science fiction writings earned him a number of Hugo and Nebula awards, along with a large readership, making him into one of the towering figures of the field. For many years he, along with Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov, were known as the "Big Three" of science fiction. Clarke was a lifelong proponent of space travel. In 1934 while still a teenager, he joined the British Interplanetary Society. Clarke was also a science writer, who was both an avid populariser of space travel and a futurist of uncanny ability, who won a Kalinga Prize in 1961. Clarke emigrated to Sri Lanka in 1956, largely to pursue his interest in scuba diving. That year he discovered the underwater ruins of the ancient Koneswaram temple in Trincomalee. He lived in Sri Lanka until his death. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998 and was awarded Sri Lanka's highest civil honour, Sri Lankabhimanya, in 2005. During his life Clarke published a number of non-fiction books with essays, speeches, addresses, etc.
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