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Childhood's End

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Staff Pick

Childhood's End is a first-contact story full of thought-provoking ideas about what humanity can become. As relevant today as it was in 1953.
Recommended by the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Team, Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

The Overlords appeared suddenly over every city — intellectually, technologically, and militarily superior to humankind. Benevolent, they made few demands: unify earth, eliminate poverty, and end war. With little rebellion, humankind agreed, and a golden age began.

But at what cost? With the advent of peace, man ceases to strive for creative greatness, and a malaise settles over the human race. To those who resist, it becomes evident that the Overlords have an agenda of their own. As civilization approaches the crossroads, will the Overlords spell the end for humankind...or the beginning?

Review:

"A first-rate tour de force." The New York Times

Review:

"A frighteningly logical, believable, and grimly prophetic tale...Clarke is a master." Los Angeles Times

Synopsis:

Written in the early 1950s, this acclaimed novel of The Overlords and their reign on Earth established Clarke as a master science fiction writer.

Synopsis:

The Overlords appeared suddenly over every city--intellectually, technologically, and militarily superior to humankind. Benevolent, they made few demands: unify earth, eliminate poverty, and end war. With little rebellion, humankind agreed, and a golden age began.

But at what cost? With the advent of peace, man ceases to strive for creative greatness, and a malaise settles over the human race. To those who resist, it becomes evident that the Overlords have an agenda of their own. As civilization approaches the crossroads, will the Overlords spell the end for humankind . . . or the beginning?

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345444059
Author:
Clarke, Arthur Charles
Publisher:
Del Rey Books
Author:
Clarke, Arthur Charles
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - Space Opera
Subject:
Human-alien encounters
Subject:
Science / Space Opera
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Space Opera
Edition Number:
1st Impact ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Del Rey Impact
Series Volume:
106-895
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.32x5.50x.52 in. .50 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages Del Rey Books - English 9780345444059 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Childhood's End is a first-contact story full of thought-provoking ideas about what humanity can become. As relevant today as it was in 1953.

"Review" by , "A first-rate tour de force."
"Review" by , "A frighteningly logical, believable, and grimly prophetic tale...Clarke is a master."
"Synopsis" by , Written in the early 1950s, this acclaimed novel of The Overlords and their reign on Earth established Clarke as a master science fiction writer.
"Synopsis" by , The Overlords appeared suddenly over every city--intellectually, technologically, and militarily superior to humankind. Benevolent, they made few demands: unify earth, eliminate poverty, and end war. With little rebellion, humankind agreed, and a golden age began.

But at what cost? With the advent of peace, man ceases to strive for creative greatness, and a malaise settles over the human race. To those who resist, it becomes evident that the Overlords have an agenda of their own. As civilization approaches the crossroads, will the Overlords spell the end for humankind . . . or the beginning?

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