Childhood's End: A Novel

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Random House Worlds, May 12, 1987 - Fiction - 224 pages
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Without warning, giant silver ships from deep space appear in the skies above every major city on Earth. Manned by the Overlords, in fifty years, they eliminate ignorance, disease, and poverty. Then this golden age ends--and then the age of Mankind begins....
 

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This is another awe inspiring novel by the British SF master. Mysterious aliens appear in the sky over Earth and somehow become benevolent dictators over the whole planet. But the aliens' own motives ... Read full review

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User Review  - jdaneway - LibraryThing

I loved this book and may have to add it to my favorites. If you like studies in consciousness and alien contact, this is for you. There's a clever twist about human bias and preconceptions. I believe ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
6
Section 3
20
Section 4
41
Section 5
59
Section 6
62
Section 7
69
Section 8
83
Section 14
126
Section 15
132
Section 16
143
Section 17
151
Section 18
161
Section 19
171
Section 20
174
Section 21
179

Section 9
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Section 10
103
Section 11
106
Section 12
114
Section 13
120
Section 22
183
Section 23
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Section 24
204
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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.

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