Childhood's End

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Pan Macmillan, Jan 1, 2010 - Fiction - 255 pages
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Earth has become a Utopia, guided by a strange unseen people from outer space whose staggering powers have eradicated war, cruelty, poverty and racial inequality. When the 'Overlords' finally reveal themselves, their horrific form makes little impression. Then comes the sign that the Overlords have been waiting for. A child begins to dream strangely - and develops remarkable powers. Soon this happens to every child - and the truth of the Overlords' mission is finally revealed to the human race...

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Great book easy to read. - Goodreads
Occasionally obvious plot points and weak explanations. - Goodreads
I loved Clarke's prose. - Goodreads
A superb book with a superb ending - Goodreads
It felt chopped up and uneven in pace. - Goodreads
Impressive forecasting, deft writing. - Goodreads

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Childhood's End Review An interesting cocktail of science fiction and occult lore. Clarke uses the Overlords (aliens in the guise of classic demons) as the instruments of man's salvation; not from ... Read full review

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Had a strong beginning but the ending was weak and lacklustre compared to other Clarke books. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Arthur C. Clarke was a British science fiction author, inventor and futurist, most famous for the novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, written in collaboration with director Stanley Kubrick, a collaboration which also produced the film of the same name. He was the chairman of the British Interplanetary Society from 1947-1950 and again in 1953. Clarke emigrated to Sri Lanka in 1956 and lived there until his death in March 2008. He was knighted in 1998.

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