Childhood's End
ISBN: 0345347951
EAN13: 9780345347954
Language: English
Publication Date: May 12, 1987
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 0.7" H x 6.8" L x 4.1" W
Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Format: Mass Market Paperbound
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Soon to be a Syfy miniseries event

Childhood's End is one of the defining legacies of Arthur C. Clarke, the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey and many other groundbreaking works. Since its publication in 1953, this prescient novel about first contact gone wrong has come to be regarded not only as a science fiction classic but as a literary thriller of the highest order.

Spaceships have suddenly appeared in the skies above every city on the planet. Inside is an intellectually, technologically, and militarily superior alien race known as the Overlords. At first, their demands seem benevolent: unify Earth, eliminate poverty, end war. But at what cost? To those who resist, it's clear that the Overlords have an agenda of their own. Has their arrival marked the end of humankind . . . or the beginning?

Praise for Childhood's End

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

Frighteningly logical, believable, and grimly prophetic . . . Clarke is a master.--Los Angeles Times

There has been nothing like it for years; partly for the actual invention, but partly because here we meet a modern author who understands that there may be things that have a higher claim on humanity than its own 'survival.' --C. S. Lewis

As a science fiction writer, Clarke has all the essentials.--Jeremy Bernstein, The New Yorker

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