Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke [BOOK CLUB EDITION] 1963 • Harcourt, Brace & World
Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
BOOK CLUB EDITION  HARCOURT BRACE & WORLD
Rare vintage book club edition with same jacket art as the true first edition.
Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.
Dust jacket has some mild wear; small spot of tape damage to upper rear [see photos] but looks clean, bright and vibrant, in a new HQ brodart jacket protector.
Book itself is excellent. Clean tight boards. Reads good as new.
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?