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Childhood's end

Author: Arthur C Clarke
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, ©1953.
Series: A Ballantine science fiction, 72121
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fiction
Science fiction genre
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Clarke, Arthur C. (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008.
Childhood's end.
New York, Ballantine Books [1953]
(OCoLC)606028802
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur C Clarke
ISBN: 034529467X 9780345294678 9781101967034 110196703X 0345444051 9780345444059
OCLC Number: 964435
Notes: Novel.
Description: 214 pages ; 21 cm
Series Title: A Ballantine science fiction, 72121
Responsibility: Arthur C. Clarke.

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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?

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