Drawing by R.A. Smith from "The Exploration of Space"
by A.C. Clarke, Temple Press, 1951
This postcard is unused and was published by the British Interplanetary Society in London.
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Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction writer, science writer, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host.
He is perhaps most famous for being co-writer of the screenplay for the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, considered by the American Film Institute to be one of the most influential films of all time. His other science fiction writings earned him a number of Hugo and Nebula awards, along with a large readership, making him into one of the most distinguished figures of the field.