"I'm sure we would not have had men on the Moon if it had not been for Wells and Verne and the people who write about this and made people think about it. I'm rather proud of the fact that I know several astronauts who became astronauts through reading my books." ~ Sir Arthur Charles Clarke
Born on December 16, 1917, in Minehead, England, Arthur C. Clarke established himself as a preeminent science fiction and nonfiction writer during the mid-20th century. He wrote the novels Childhood’s End and 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was also turned into a film with Stanley Kubrick. Clarke authored more than 100 books, and many of his ideas around science had links to future technological innovation. Clarke died on March 19, 2008, in Sri Lanka.
This week on Writing from the Peak
Monday, December 14: The Secret to Writing Prolifically -- Ann S. Hill
Wednesday, December 16: Breaking Points: Life Management for Writers -- Jason T. Henry
Friday, December 18: Sweet Success, Chris Goff