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Book: Childhood's End. Author: Arthur C Clarke


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Probably late teens/early twenties (I'm 58 now) - it belonged to my (then) brother-in-law-to-be. I was hooked from the beginning.

Thnking big thoughts

I was reading all Arthur C Clarke's stuff in my early teens. I probably paid for his home in Sri Lanka.

Mothership size of Belgium.

2006 - I was 39 - at home.

Evolution, baby!

Early 90s, I think, so I'd have been in my mid-20s. I never got on with ACC as a kid - and still find a lot of his stuff too antiseptic - but I read this on a trusted recomendation, and I pass that recommendation on.

Huanting, mustical and visionary

I was in my teens, already had read a lot Clarke's later works, and just wanted to read this one to see where he had come from. Wow!

Thought provoking

I was about 10 when I first read it and I can remember being off school with some bug or another.


In the 70s.

Mind Expanding!

I first read this in 1988 as a teenager. (15 years old)

Breathtaking stuff!

I first read this in 1988 as a teenager.


Although I had heard of it, I did not read the novel until 1989. I was about 21 at the time.

leave the cradle?

Mid 1980's age 15

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