Arthur C. Clarke:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Arthur C. Clarke was born in Somerset, England in 1917 and died in his second home of Sri Lanka in 2008, where he moved in 1956. Best known for 2001: A Space Odyssey and Childhood's End. He has also been honored by scientists; he developed the idea of the geosynchonous satellite.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

1D Diamond Crystal - might be a carbon fullerene molecule

The Fountains of Paradise (1978)

Asymptotic Drive

Imperial Earth (1976)

Automatic Control Car

Imperial Earth (1976)


Islands in the Sky (1952)


Rendezvous With Rama (1972)

Broomstick - move in space

Islands in the Sky (1952)

Central City (Lunar Habitat)

Earthlight (1955)

Central Computer

The City and the Stars (1956)

Comsole (Home Communications Console)

Imperial Earth (1976)

Control Screen

Childhood's End (1953)

CORA - Coronary Alarm

The Fountains of Paradise (1978)

Cutoff Switch - a cable guillotine

2010 (1982)

Cylinder Space Suit

Islands in the Sky (1952)

Diaspar Memory - everyone gets a copy

The City and the Stars (1956)

Dragonfly Sky-Bike

Rendezvous With Rama (1972)


A Fall of Moondust (1961)

Dust-Ski - ski-doo for lunar powder

A Fall of Moondust (1961)

Electrosecretary - automatic transcription machine

A Fall of Moondust (1961)


A Fall of Moondust (1961)

Fenton Silencer - early noise cancellation

Tales from the White Hart (1957)

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