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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 --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
CHILDHOOD'S END and 3001: FINAL ODYSSEY
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 --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.See all Product Description
An interesting scenario of what might happen if humanity is faced with a forceful but benevolent alien species. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Jon
Had this book on my have-to-read-someday list. The storyline is creative and full of unexpected turns. Quite an accomplishment to have written this in 50'sPublished 19 days ago by John West
Arthur C Clarke at his finest. This is one of my favourite books of all time. Believe it or not, this book was written in 1952! Wow.......... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Bootsy Bass
It's a good novel, but I thought the ending would have been better.Published 12 months ago by Anthony Sakalauskas
Loved the book, especially as a metaphor for the changes that will happen on this earth soon. Great book:-)Published 14 months ago by Nicholas Maxheleau