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Overlords from outer space dominate the world, eliminating its evils before they destroy it
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CHILDHOOD'S END and 3001: FINAL ODYSSEY
A couple of years ago, at the national television syndication convention, I was chatting with Stan Lee (of Marvel Comics). He was asking me what was up at Del Rey, and I mentioned 3001: FINAL ODYSSEY, as well as the new mass market edition we'd just done of CHILDHOOD'S END. Stan stated enthusiastically that, if there was one thing he most wanted to do in this world, it was make a movie of CHILDHOOD'S END, one of his favorite novels. He apparently loves Clarke's work.
So when I got back to the office, I dropped a copy of the two books into the mail. About a week later I was listening to my lunchtime voice mail messages, and there were Stan's unmistakeable tones, sincerely thanking me for the books. This guy deals with the James Cameron's of the world, yet a gift of Arthur C. Clarke causes him to make the time to express his gratitude.
--Steve Saffel, Senior EditorFrom the Inside Flap:
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....
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Book Description Ballantine Books, 1981. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 034529467X
Book Description Ballantine Books (P), 1981. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX034529467X
Book Description Ballantine Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 034529467X New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1813866