By Arthur C. Clarke
One of the 35 e-book (digital-only) 2012 RosettaBooks releases comprising the whole Arthur C. Clarke Collection.
In the close to destiny, huge, immense silver spaceships look unexpectedly over mankind's biggest towns. They belong to the Overlords, an alien race a ways more suitable to humanity in technological development—and their goal is to dominate the Earth. Their calls for, even if, are unusually beneficial—end conflict, poverty, and cruelty. Their presence, instead of signaling the tip of humanity, ushers in a golden age—or so it seems.
But it comes at a cost. with no clash, humanity ceases to paintings towards artistic fulfillment, and tradition stagnates. and because the years move, it turns into a growing number of transparent that the Overlords have a hidden time table for the evolution of the human race—that is probably not as important because it seems.
Originally released in 1953, Childhood's End is Clarke's first winning novel—and is taken into account a vintage of technology fiction literature. Its dominating topic of transcendent evolution looks in lots of of Clarke's later works,...
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