Summary

When the silent spacecraft arrived and took the light from the world, no one knew what to expect. When the Overlords finally showed themselves it was a shock but one that humankind could now cope with, and an era of peace, prosperity and endless leisure began. But the children of this utopia dream strange dreams of distant suns and alien planets, and soon they will be ready to join the Overmind...and, in a grand and thrilling metaphysical climax, leave Earth behind.
©1954, 1990 Arthur C. Clarke (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd
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"There has been nothing like it for years." (C. S. Lewis)
"The Colossus of Science Fiction." ( New York Times)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Darren on 05-08-16

Brilliant Story

This is my first Arthur C. Clarke book, I became interested after watching the mini series on Sky as with the book it was brilliant, and for one that normally believes the book is better I downloaded this one and wasn't disappointed.

The old references to technology are funny in this day and age but the fact it was written in the 50s I glossed over these details.

I would recommend this book to every Si-Fi fan I know.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Richard on 11-07-16

incredible classic sci fi - brilliantly read!

fantastic story which will keep you guessing until the very end.

somewhere between HP Lovecraft in story and content, more like Asimov in terms of epic Sci Fi...

highly recommended!

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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