Childhood's End

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Ballantine Books, 1990 - Fiction - 212 pages
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Without warning, giant silver ships from deep space appear in the skies above every major city on Earth. Manned by the Overlords, in fifty years, they eliminate ignorance, disease, and poverty. Then this golden age ends--and then the age of Mankind begins....

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I enjoyed this book despite the flat ending. - LibraryThing
The writing is choppy and a bit sloppy. - LibraryThing
He does this within the exciting structure of the plot. - LibraryThing
He's a wonderful writer. - LibraryThing
A little bit more plot shenanigans. - LibraryThing
It was a pretty good read but I prefer happier endings. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Ed Holden - Goodreads

I expected this novel to be more like a lot of other early sci-fi. By which I mean poor characterization, a heavy focus on a high-concept plot and little care for the people caught up in it. I forgot ... Read full review

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User Review  - Luis P. - Goodreads

Awesome. It's incredible that it was written in 1953! Read full review

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Arthur C. Clarke is considered to be the greatest science fiction writer of all time. He is an international treasure in many other ways: An article written by him in 1945 led to the invention of satellite technology. Books by Mr. Clarke--both fiction and nonfiction--have more than one hundred million copies in print worldwide. He lives in Sri Lanka.


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