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by Arthur C. Clarke

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I checked this book out of the library to read "Childhood's End". The review (and rating) therefore is for that novel only.

I've found myself reading a lot of "real world" fiction over the recent years, and every time I pick up a science fiction book I find myself disappointed by the comparatively poor characterization and adolescent power trips. This story however assures me that not all of my fond memories of science fiction is teen nostalgia; great stories really are out there.

Although none of the characters in Childhood's End were very memorable, the story concept more than made up for it. And the story did not feel dated at all to me, despite being over half a century old.

Childhood's End filled me, a jaded adult, with a sense of wonder I haven't felt in a long long time. Highest recommendation. ( )
  pahoota | Mar 4, 2012 |
an omnibus containing the complete novels of Childhood's end and Earthlight and eighteen short
  HariSeldon | Feb 26, 2008 |
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To Len and Lois for seeing that I never have a dull moment in Chicago
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The next time you see the full moon high in the south, look carefully at its right-hand edge and let your eye travel upward along the curve of the disk.
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Includes: Childhood's End; Earthlight; Tales of the White Hart; Expedition to Earth; and Reach for Tomorrow. Introduction by Clifton Fadiman
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Collection of science fiction novels and short stories of author Arthur C. Clarke.

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