Childhood's End

Arthur C. Clarke (Author)
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Description

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?

"In Eric Summerer's capable hands, the plot of Childhood's End is smoothly presented and fully credible.... Summerer excels at delivering the aliens' quiet and intensely engaging dialogue with people. His nuanced performance creates a growing feeling of uneasiness in the listener as the Overlords' insatiable curiosity and watchfulness begin to suggest something less than benign at work." --AudioFile

Product Details

Price
$7.99  $7.35
Publisher
Del Rey Books
Publish Date
May 12, 1987
Pages
224
Dimensions
4.17 X 0.62 X 6.98 inches | 0.26 pounds
Language
English
Type
Mass Market Paperbound
EAN/UPC
9780345347954
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About the Author

Arthur C. Clarke has long been considered the greatest science fiction writer of all time and was an international treasure in many other ways, including the fact that an article 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 died in 2008.

Reviews

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

"Frighteningly logical, believable, and grimly prophetic . . . [Arthur C.] 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