English author, Atrhur C. Clarke, upon graduation, was an auditor for the Board of Education. In World War II, among other assignments, he was a radar specialist in the RAF, and after the war, he studied Mathematics and Physics at King College London.
Clarke was president of the British Interplanetary Society and worked as an editor's assistant for Science Abstracts, dedicating himself entirely to writing since 1951. From 1956 until his death, he resided in Sri Lanka. Several of his novels have been taken to the cinema, reaching a special success, 2001, a space odyssey. He was made a Knight of the Order of the British Empire, and won prizes of his kind such as the Nebula, the Hugo twice and the Locus.
He was the author of scientific books, popular science and science fiction. His work includes titles such as 2001 -and its sequels-, Appointment with Rama, The sands of Mars, Songs from the distant Earth, Expedition to Earth or Tales of the White Deer Tavern.