Childhood's End

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Tor, 2010 - Fiction - 255 pages
72 Reviews
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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User Review  - ikeman100 - LibraryThing

At the time of of publication this was considered one of SFs great books. It has not aged well. Still an interesting read. I'm a Clark fan but I don't consider this to be his best by far. Read full review

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User Review  - lycomayflower - LibraryThing

Alien ships show up at Earth, hovering about over major world cities, and then things happen. I enjoyed the SyFy series based on this book, and was interested to read it. I had a little trouble ... Read full review

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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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