Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke
When Childhood’s End was first published in book form, on August 24, 1953, science fiction seemed in a race with scientific reality. The opening section of the book – which depicts the arrival of aliens who step in to halt the space race between the United States and the USSR—was superseded by real events less than five years later, when the successful …
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