Sir Arthur, noted, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Isaac Asimov, as one of the Three Titans of 20th Century science fiction, was the author of dozens of novels including 2001, A Space Odyssey and Childhood’s End. Among other notable achievements, he was the first person to publish the concept of geostationary satellites being used as communications platforms — the basis of modern global communication and broadcasting.
“I’m rather proud of the fact that I know several astronauts who became astronauts through reading my books.”
Writer Arthur C. Clarke Dies at 90 – AOL News
“When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something
is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that
something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.”
“The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.”
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”