Sir Arthur C Clarke

Arthur C Clarke


Arthur’s father Charles Clarke dies at 43 after having ailed for years; Arthur is 13


Teenaged Arthur builds his own telescope at home, and uses it for regular astronomical observations



Arthur Clarke goes to London, and gets a government job as an auditor with H.M. Exchequer & Audit Department. He soon connects with fellow science fiction enthusiasts and ‘space cadets’ in London


BIS headquarters moves from Liverpool to London. Arthur Clarke spends all his spare time in reading and writing about space travel. Sometimes he publishes under pseudonyms ‘Ego’, ‘Arthur Ego Clarke’ or ‘E.G.O’Brien’