This week on Writers & Company, remembering Sir Arthur C. Clarke, author of science fiction classics such as, "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "Childhood?s End." Clarke was described as an "interplanetary treasure" for his visionary writings in both science and fiction. On Tuesday, March 18th, Arthur Charles …
By: Julie Kuehl, Jeff Syer, Mike McPeek
Description: Prophets of Science Fiction is a Science Channel series looking at 8 of the greatest sci-fi writers and their contributions to the art and to science itself. Among the authors in the series are Isaac Asimov, Jules Verne, Robert Heinlein and the subject of this podcast Arthur C. Clarke. Some sci-fi storytellers are content to merely predict, but Sir Arthur C. Clarke creates. The writer is single-handedly responsible for the cornerstone of modern telecommunication technology: the satellite. Clarke’s collaboration with director Stanley Kubrick on the iconic 2001 predicted videophones, iPads, and commercial spaceflight, while redefining science-fiction cinema for a new generation.
Jane Rogers has won this year’s Arthur C Clarke award for The Testament of Jessie Lamb, her first foray into science fiction. She talks to Sarah Crown.
Fresh off the podium from collecting her Arthur C Clarke award for science fiction, veteran novelist but first-time SF author Jane Rogers talks about the thrill of winning the presitigious award, how she feels about the science fiction label, and why she chose to set a novel about the relationship between a teenager and her parents in a near-future dystopia.