Childhood's End

Childhood's End Cover

Childhood's End

By Arthur C. Clarke; Eric Michael Summerer (Performed by); Robert J. Sawyer (Introduction by)

Brilliance Audio, MP3 CD, 9781423395065

Publication Date: November 1, 2009

Description

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?

"In Eric Summerer's capable hands, the plot of "Childhood's End" is smoothly presented and fully credible. Summerer excels at delivering the aliens' quiet and intensely engaging dialogue with people. His nuanced performance creates a growing feeling of uneasiness in the listener as the Overlords' insatiable curiosity and watchfulness begin to suggest something less than benign at work." "AudioFile"



About the Author
Arthur C. Clarke was considered to be the greatest science fiction writer of all time. He was an international treasure in many other ways: an article he wrote in 1945 led to the invention of satellite technology. Books by Mr. Clarke - both fiction and nonfiction - have more than one hundred million copies in print worldwide. He died in 2008 at the age of 90.

Eric Michael Summerer is a voice actor and producer who has narrated numerous audiobooks as well as countless instructional recordings and video games. He earned an Audie Award nomination for "Childhood's End" by Arthur C. Clarke and won an "AudioFile" Earphones Award for "Burning Chrome" by William Gibson.

Robert J. Sawyer lives in Toronto. He has won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel, as well as the Crime Writers of Canada s Arthur Ellis Award for mystery fiction. The ABC TV series FlashForward was based on his novel of the same name. He is also the author of the WWW Trilogy (WWW: Wake, WWW: Watch, WWW: Wonder), Illegal Alien, and Triggers.