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Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
Jul 03, 2001 | ISBN 9780345444059
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    Jul 03, 2001 | ISBN 9780345444059

  • Mass Market Paperback $7.99

    Oct 27, 2015 | ISBN 9781101967034

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    May 12, 1987 | ISBN 9780345347954

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“A first-rate tour de force.”The New York Times
“Frighteningly logical, believable, and grimly prophetic . . . [Arthur C.] Clarke is a master.”Los Angeles Times
“There has been nothing like it for years; partly for the actual invention, but partly because here we meet a modern author who understands that there may be things that have a higher claim on humanity than its own ‘survival.’ ”—C. S. Lewis
“As a science fiction writer, Clarke has all the essentials.”—Jeremy Bernstein, The New Yorker

Author Essay

A couple of years ago, at the national television syndication convention, I was chatting with Stan Lee (of Marvel Comics).  He was asking me what was up at Del Rey, and I mentioned 3001: FINAL ODYSSEY, as well as the new mass market edition we’d just done of CHILDHOOD’S END.  Stan stated enthusiastically that, if there was one thing he most wanted to do in this world, it was make a movie of CHILDHOOD’S END, one of his favorite novels.  He apparently loves Clarke’s work.

So when I got back to the office, I dropped a copy of the two books into the mail.  About a week later I was listening to my lunchtime voice mail messages, and there were Stan’s unmistakeable tones, sincerely thanking me for the books.  This guy deals with the James Cameron’s of the world, yet a gift of Arthur C. Clarke causes him to make the time to express his gratitude.
                                                                   –Steve Saffel, Senior Editor

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