Childhood's End

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Pan Macmillan, Sep 7, 2017 - 272 pages

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. A classic of the science-fiction genre, Childhood's End is an intelligent, beautifully written exploration of what it means to be human from the inimitable Arthur C. Clarke.


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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

I found a binder of book reviews that I did in 1970 when I was in Grade 11. This is what I wrote then: The book, Childhood's End, is contained in an omnibus of short stories and another novel. To ... Read full review

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Childhood's End was a very good science fiction novel, certainly worthy of all the praise it has received and which eventually landed it upon my shelves. The first three-quarters of the book were ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

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 to 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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