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Link to our thread on 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), which was also based on an Arthur C. Clarke story.


This is one of the few sci-fi classics I've actually read *without* seeing the film or TV adaptation first.


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Syfy Greenlights 'Childhood's End' Miniseries

The NBCUniversal-owned cable network has greenlighted the six-hour miniseries Childhood's End, based on Arthur C. Clarke's classic novel. The project was put into development in April 2013.

First published in 1953, Childhood's End follows a peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious "Overlords," whose arrival begins decades of apparent utopia under indirect alien rule, at the cost of human identity and culture. . . .

Hollywood Reporter, September 3

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Childhood's End is my favorite Clarke novel (I read a lot of them in my teens). The story is pretty cinematic already, although it's not all that long; not sure it needs to be 6 hours, but this does have a lot of potential.

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