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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, humankind agreed, and a golden age began.
But at what cost? With the advent of peace, man ceases to strive for creative greatness, and a malaise settles over the human race. To those who resist, it becomes evident that the Overlords have an agenda of their own.
As civilization approaches the crossroads, will the Overlords spell the end for humankind?or the beginning?
"In Eric Summerer's capable hands, the plot of Childhood's End is smoothly presented and fully credible.? Summerer excels at delivering the aliens' quiet and intensely engaging dialogue with people. His nuanced performance creates a growing feeling of uneasiness in the listener as the Overlords' insatiable curiosity and watchfulness begin to suggest something less than benign at work." ?AudioFile
Sinossi: An all-time Science Fiction classic with a new Millennial Introduction and revised 1990 first chapter as an appendix. Silent spacecraft take the light from the world. superintelligent aliens rule with wisdom not force. A new era of invention and prosperity brings hope and peace. The twilight of the human race has begun.
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