By Arthur C. Clarke

ISBN-10: 0345444051

ISBN-13: 9780345444059

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within the close to destiny, huge, immense silver spaceships seem by surprise over mankind's greatest towns. They belong to the Overlords, an alien race some distance improved to humanity in technological development-and their function is to dominate the Earth. Their calls for, even though, are unusually beneficial-end battle, poverty, and cruelty. Their presence, instead of signaling the top of humanity, ushers in a golden age-or so it seems.

But it comes at a cost. with out clash, humanity ceases to paintings towards inventive fulfillment, and tradition stagnates. and because the years move, it turns into increasingly more transparent that the Overlords have a hidden schedule for the evolution of the human race-that will not be as helpful because it seems.

Originally released in 1953, Childhood's finish is Clarke's first profitable novel-and is taken into account a vintage of technological know-how fiction literature. Its dominating topic of transcendent evolution looks in lots of of Clarke's later works, together with the gap Odyssey sequence. In 2004, the publication used to be nominated for the unfashionable Hugo Award for top Novel.

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