Sir Arthur C Clarke

Arthur C Clarke


Arthur C Clarke becomes a full time author. Interplanetary Flight: An Introduction to Astronautics is published


Childhood’s End is published to critical acclaim, establishes Arthur C Clarke as a major science fiction writer


Arthur Clarke marries Marilyn Mayfield in Florida; they are separated within a year


Exploring the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, with Mike Wilson (resulting in The Coast of Coral)


Exploring seas around Ceylon with Mike Wilson and Rodney Jonklaas (documented in The Reefs of Taprobane); decides to reside in the Indian Ocean island


Space Age dawns with Sputnik 1, and Arthur C Clarke becomes a much sought after chronicler of space exploration