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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - unclebob53703 - LibraryThing
A good story, but it's based on the idea that the paranormal is real. Hard for me to believe Clarke would be so gullible, and he sounds a little chagrined himself in the afterword. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - scottcholstad - LibraryThing
Childhood's End is simply one of the most brilliant, excellent, and exciting science fiction novels I have ever read. To think that it was published in 1953, years before so much of this technology ... Read full review