Childhood's End

Childhood's End

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?

Title:Childhood's End
Edition Language:English
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    Childhood's End Reviews

  • Jeffrey Keeten

    “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 ...

  • Lyn

    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 o...

  • Matt

    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 const...

  • mark monday

    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 m...

  • Petra-XoPlanet

    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 th...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    As a sci-fi fan, I've been trying to go back and read some of the classics and it's been... interesting.The book manages to have some very captivating concepts while being quite tedious to read.The bo...

  • BlackOxford

    Theological PoliticsFor an avowed atheist, Arthur Clarke had a great deal to say about God, and not all of it negative. Childhood’s End is a tale of the theological roots of politics and how religio...

  • Manuel Anto

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.The Silent Ships: "Childhood's End" by Arthur C. Clarke“No one of intelligence resents the inevitable.”In “Childhood’s End” by Ar...

  • Samadrita

    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 hi...

  • Leonard Gaya

    This is a strange and beautiful novel. Written in the early 1950s (some 15 years before 2001: A Space Odyssey), it is, with Asimov’s (overrated) Foundation, Bradbury’s (superb) The Martian Chronic...