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Childhood's End by  Arthur C Clarke - 1953 - from Bromer Booksellers and Biblio.co.uk

Childhood's End

by Clarke, Arthur C

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NY: Ballantine Books, 1953. First edition. One of Clarke's most famous novels, and considered by many to be one of his best. A Golden Age tale about the evolution of the human race and its joining the other advanced races of the galaxy. Recipient of the 2004 Retro Hugo Award for Best Novel and ranked number 9 on Pringle's list of the 100 best science fiction novels, Childhood's End "gained praise from C.S. Lewis, among others, for its deft blend of hard science and religious mysticism." Very fine in a fine dust wrapper that shows slight wear at the spine. A magnificent copy of a science fiction cornerstone, rarely available in this condition. (Barron 3-44; Pringle 9, pp. 37-38).


Arthur C. Clarke is considered to be the greatest science fiction writer of all time. He is an international treasure in many other ways: An article written by him in 1945 led to the invention of satellite technology. Books by Mr. Clarke--both fiction and nonfiction--have more than one hundred million copies in print worldwide. He lives in Sri Lanka.




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