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.
I was reading all Arthur C Clarke's stuff in my early teens. I probably paid for his home in Sri Lanka.
2006 - I was 39 - at home.
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.
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!
I was about 10 when I first read it and I can remember being off school with some bug or another.
In the 70s.
I first read this in 1988 as a teenager. (15 years old)
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.
Mid 1980's age 15