Childhood's End

Arthur C. Clarke
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Childhood's End


A very welcome change from the other novels I read for the 1950s challenge. Does not feel as dated as many of them.

People - both alien and human - are mostly trying to do the right thing. Very little violence. A plausible conflict. An interesting vision of the future. Things to think about. An ambiguous (depressing? cautiously optimistic? hopeful?) ending.

Feels a bit slow at times, recommended otherwise.