A special edition of Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke reissued with a bright retro design to celebrate Pan’s 70th anniversary.
Earth has become a Utopia, guided by a strange unseen people from outer space whose staggering powers have eradicated war, cruelty, poverty and racial inequality. When the 'Overlords' finally reveal themselves, their horrific form makes little impression.
Then comes the sign that the Overlords have been waiting for. A child begins to dream strangely - and develops remarkable powers. Soon this happens to every child - and the truth of the Overlords' mission is finally revealed to the human race . . .
A classic of the science-fiction genre, Childhood's End is an intelligent, beautifully written exploration of what it means to be human from the inimitable Arthur C. Clarke.
In the media
The master of science fiction
A first-rate tour de force
The New York Times
Frighteningly logical, believable, and grimly prophetic . . . Clarke is a master
Los Angeles Times
Arthur C. Clarke is one of the truly prophetic figures of the space age . . . The colossus of science fiction
The New Yorker