Arthur C. Clarke was the world's best known author of science fiction, winner of many awards and accolades for his writing. He died in February 2008.
The king of science fiction . . . His influence continues to inform the genre - GuardianArthur C. Clarke is awesomely informed about physics and astronomy, and blessed with one of the most astounding imaginations ever encountered in print - New York TimesDazzling - Time MagazineArthur C. Clarke is one of the truly prophetic figures of the space age . . . The colossus of science fiction - New Yorker