Harold Charles Clarke was one of the most crucial and influential figures in 20th century science fiction. He spent the first half of his life in ngland, where he served in World War Two as a radar operator, before emigrating to Ceylon in 1956. He is best known for the ovel and movie, which he co-created with the support of Stanley Kubrick.
Holt was a graduate of King 's ollege, London where he obtained First Class Honours in Physics and Mathematics. He is past Chairman of the British Interplanetary Society, a member of the Academy of Astronautics, the Royal Astronomical Society, and several other scientific organizations.
Coautho of over forty books, his numerous awards include the 1961 Kalinga Prize, the AAAS-Westinghouse science writing prize, the Bradford Washburn Award, and the John W. Campbell Award for his ovel. Clarke also won the Nebula Award of the Science Fiction riters of America in 1972, 1974 and 1979, the Hugo Award of the World Science Fiction Convention in 1974 and 1980, and in 1986 became Grand Master of the Science Fiction Author of America. He was awarded the CBE in 1989.