TitleChildhoods End
AuthorArthur C. Clarke
ImprintArthur C. Clarke Ltd
Sales rank4.5
FormatMass Market Paperback


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.



Childhoods End By Arthur C. Clarke

I ve done a lot of odd jobs over the years At one point, back before I got my degree and I was still working to put my wife through school, I worked as a delivery driver for a company that sold construction supplies 50 lb boxes of powdered Kool Aid, portable generators, hammers, safety harnesses, 2x... (Sign in to see more)


Childhoods End By Arthur C. Clarke

Kurt Vonnegut said of Arthur C Clarke s novel Childhood s End that it is one of the few masterpieces in the science fiction genre Vonnegut went on to say that he, Vonnegut, had written all the others As humorous as that is, at least the first clause of that declaration I feel to be true Written simp... (Sign in to see more)

Jeffrey Keeten

Childhoods End By Arthur C. Clarke

No utopia can ever give satisfaction to everyone, all the time As their material conditions improve, men raise their sights and become discontented with power and possessions that once would have seemed beyond their wildest dreams And even when the external world has granted all it can, there still ... (Sign in to see more)

mark monday

Childhoods End By Arthur C. Clarke

you think you re so fucken smart, don t you mark ha, think again all your little plans and goals, your little community of friends and family and colleagues, your whole little life what does it matter in the long run not a whole fucken lot grow up.take this book for example a classic of the genre, w... (Sign in to see more)

Petra X

Childhoods End By Arthur C. Clarke

I read this long ago, just when I was becoming a teenager and my tastes were changing, you might say I read it at childhood s end When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 1 Corinthians 13 11 But... (Sign in to see more)


Childhoods End By Arthur C. Clarke

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here If science fiction usually treads the fine line between mere speculation and actual scientific feasibilities, then Arthur C Clarke can be accused of taking a cosmic leap of faith into the realm of highly unrealistic spec... (Sign in to see more)

Megan Baxter

Childhoods End By Arthur C. Clarke

From my vast expertise of having read all of two, count them, two, Arthur C Clarke books, I am seeing a common theme I don t know if it extends beyond that to his other books, but here it is The universe is a very, very big place And humans might just be irrelevant to it What is going on out there i... (Sign in to see more)


Childhoods End By Arthur C. Clarke

As I write the TV adaptation of Childhood s End is being promoted by the cable channel Syfy goddam silly name Given how much I like this book I will probably watch it but before I do I want to reread the source material first, as it s been decades since I last read it Childhood s End i... (Sign in to see more)


Childhoods End By Arthur C. Clarke

At one point while reading this I was reminded of astronaut Dave Bowman from 2010 Odyssey Two, when he was telling everyone, something is going to happen, something wonderful Something does happen whether it is wonderful or not is a matter of debate In 2010 the message was of new beginnings, in Chil... (Sign in to see more)

David Sheppard

Childhoods End By Arthur C. Clarke

Warning lots of spoilers I read Arthur C Clarke s Childhood s End many years ago I also read it to my son when he was eight So why did I come back to a book that was originally published in 1953, read it yet again, and feel it necessary to write a review What got me thinking about Childhood s End ag... (Sign in to see more)

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