Childhoods End by Arthur C. Clarke

     "Childhood's End" was first published in 1953, a time when the cold war was in full form and people were beginning to truly look towards the stars for other life and possibilities for exploration. "Childhood's End" tapped into that fertile imagination to craft a story of profound scale and meaning. It begins one day when numerous spaceships suddenly appear in the sky above Earth. They are flown by an alien species referred to as the Overlords. The purpose of their journey to third planet of the Solar System is subject to much speculation and fear. These aliens seem to be a benevolent race that only wants to help humanity solve the problems that plague it. In fifty years, these Overlords will end ignorance, poverty, war, and disease. To what end do they do this, though?

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  • Felicia F.

    Sorry, I can't make it. I woukd have let you know sooner but I was planning on going until I just got sick. I'll see you next week at Catcher in the Rye

    February 11, 2014

  • Theresa

    Unfortunately I have to work late.

    February 11, 2014

  • David K.

    I finished this one about two weeks ago and thought maybe in was a little far fetched or "out there" but it has reoccurred in my memory several times already and I wonder if this were to happen it might play out just like Clark tells it. I think the story line is solid and it is a stand alone novel ( meaning you don't have to have read anything else to follow the story ). I'm glad several people have signed up and I hope to see you at the meetup.

    January 14, 2014

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