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Childhood's End (1953) [Novel]
by Arthur C. Clarke Rating: Weighted - 7.7 / Average - 7.7 of 10 (34 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

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, mankind agreed, and a golden age began.

But at what cost? With the advent of peace, man ceased to strive for creative greatness, and a malaise settled over the human race. To those who resisted, it became evident that the Overlords had an agenda of their own.

As civilization approached the crossroads, would the Overlords spell the end for mankind… or the begining?

Original title: Childhood's End
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionAlien BeingsAlien Invasion & Post-occupation


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Edition #1: Childhood's End

Childhood's End (1954)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: Pan Science Fiction
  • "A first-rate tour de force that is well worth the attention of every thoughtful citizen in this age of anxiety..." The New York Times
  • "A real staggerer by a man who is both a poetic dreamer and a competent scientist." Gilbert Highet
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