Childhood's End

Arthur C. Clarke
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Childhood's End - literally


This is close to where it started for me: when I stepped up from kid's SF, to mainstream SF. From Dr Who to "A for Andromeda". And from Isaac Asimov to AC Clarke.

This was an amazing book, for a 13-14 yr old to discover: the concept of remembering things that happen in the future; of engineering an entire planet to vegetarianism and peace, and - graduating all the children. Awe-inspiring, epic, and sad.