Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke was the 5th official Sword and Laser Book Club selection.

Reading period: Apr 3, 2008 - May 3, 2008

How/Why was this book chosen: Veronica and Tom decided to read an Arthur C. Clarke book to honor his passing. This book won a poll of book club members from:

Rendezvous with Rama

2001: A Space Odyssey

The Songs of Distant Earth

Sword and Laser Podcasts: Kick Off: S&L 5 Wrap Up: S&L 6

Childhood's End by Arthur C. ClarkeEdit

Without warning, giant silver ships from deep space appear in the skies above every major city on Earth. Manned by the Overlords, in fifty years, they eliminate ignorance, disease, and poverty. Then this golden age ends--and then the age of Mankind begins....