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Childhood's End - Arthur C. Clarke
Childhood's End
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A reissue of an all-time science fiction classic
A reissue of an all-time science fiction classic
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780330514019 (0330514016)
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
4.0 The Silent Ships: "Childhood's End" by Arthur C. Clarke
“No one of intelligence resents the inevitable.”In “Childhood’s End” by Arthur C. ClarkeOne of my favourite long novel is `Childhoods End`, but commenting on it without revealing the ending is difficult. That is the whole point after all, but still, think the early 80`s TV mini series/series of `V` ...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it
2.0 Childhood's End
A slow-paced story about aliens who come to earth bringing world peace, ending cruelty, and guiding mankind into a strange, new, and unexpected future. I listened to the audiobook version of this novel. The narrator was ok, but not exceptional. The events of the story take place over decades and g...
YouKneeK
YouKneeK rated it
3.0 Review: Childhood's End
This was my first time reading any of Arthur C. Clarke’s work, and I started the book without knowing what the story was about. When I read a well-known classic, I expect to find familiar plot elements that I’ve seen in more modern works. In this case, I don’t think I’ve encountered a story quite ...
BrendaSD
BrendaSD rated it
3.0 Childhood's End
the story line was interesting initially but I was actually really unhappy with the ending...The interaction between the Humans and the Overlords was the best part of the story. The control they exerted without violence -- just the threat (or the show of what they COULD do if they chose to) was eno...
Sushicat
Sushicat rated it
5.0 A classic - long overdue.
Just as humanity is set to open up space the ships of the Overlords appear in the sky above the major cities in the world. But what are their intentions? At the beginning of their reign, they bring peace and prosperity to Earth. Everybody has everything they need, can do what they want, go where t...
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