Childhood's End Author:Arthur C. Clarke The Overlords appeared suddenly over every city - intellectually, technologically, and militarily superior to humankind. Benevolent, they made few demands: unify earth, eliminate poverty, and end war. With little rebellion, mankind agreed, and a golden age began. — But at what cost? With the advent of peace, man ceased to strive for creative grea... more »tness, and a malaise settled over the human race. To those who resisted, it became evident that the Overlords had an agenda of their own.
As civilization approached the crossroads, would the Overlords spell the end for mankind... or the beginning?« less