Childhood's End

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Pan Macmillan, Jan 1, 2010 - Fiction - 255 pages
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A reissue of an all-time science fiction classic 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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User Review  - Michael Lankford - Goodreads

Absolutely mind-blowing. Clarke explores some great concepts and keeps a plot moving despite the lack of any real hero or main character. The mystery surrounding the aliens is enough to keep you reading. Read full review

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User Review  - Laci - Goodreads

I had been captivated from the beginning; but the climax and resolution were unexpected, emotional and quite powerful. Hadn't expected that. This was the first Clarke's book I've read, but it ... 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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