1917 - 2008
British science fiction writer and inventor, and futurist. He is famous for his short stories and novels, including 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), and as a host and commentator in the British television series Mysterious World.
English-American political activist, author, political theorist and revolutionary. Author of Rights of Man (1791) and The Age of Reason (1793–94), in which he advocates deism, promotes reason and freethinking, and argues against institutionalized religion in general and Christian doctrine in particular.