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Came after those revelations came out of the blue for you didn t they you didn t xpect to be made to feel so small to get a little depressed to have your Date Me expectations pounded all to pieces it was kinda beautiful in a way kinda mind blowing but mainly it was fucken sad oh you poor baby you have your own private little dreams of widespreadmpathy and the future of children and the future of humanity and our future place in the world and at the most secret sentimental heart of you some corny spiritual post life higher consciousness transcending type shit you didn t Comfort And Joy expect that to be a part of the novel did you you didn txpect it to all come out be laid out on the page like a body in a morgue your body and then just get viscerated your dreams of some sort of future beyond this present where you are still you a wistful dream that you like to think is both delicate and profound like one of those origami things you like to do what s your favorite one a pinwheel well you get to watch that pinwheel of a dream get smashed and turned inside out and torn up into bits revealed as a typically naive and childish fantasy ha so much for that grow the fuck up chump I ve done a lot of odd jobs over the years At one point back before I got my degree and I was still working to put my wife through school I worked as a delivery driver for a company that sold construction supplies 50 lb boxes of powdered Kool Aid portable generators hammers safety harnesses 2x4 s circular saws It was one of those barely above minimum wage jobs generally populated by people who for whatever reason find themselves unable to get anything lse and competing against a large number of similar people where the decisive advantage is often no than you show up Fitness for Geeks: Real Science, Great Nutrition, and Good Health everyday My colleagues were an interesting mix anx door gunner on a SOCOM gunship a teenage kid dreaming of rapping his way off the street the musician whose real job was Jazz and who d played verywhere in N awlins a bow kneed redneck that could still remember fondly when racism was acceptable but couldn t manage to make his hatred stick because he didn t really believe it and the black racist x boxer would be preacher who once told me with an apologetic smile that white people couldn t get into heaven because they had no souls One of my colleagues was an aging chain smoking gray haired country boy missing half of his teeth and so learning disabled as to need my help with basic additionHe probably knew about literature than many of the professors I ve had or at the least he was interesting to talk to and his opinions were less rote I found this out after he came in one day aglow after seeing Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon He absolutely needed someone to talk about the Cause Of Fear experience with and by that time I was unable to hide the fact that I was angghead so I was probably the only person he knew that was ualified Turns out he d lived a rather interesting life He was fluent in Spanish and had spent his youth working construction on hotels up and down the Central and South American coasts And he d read Working Windows: A Guide to the Repair and Restoration of Wood Windows everything As I came to realize that this redneck knew something about books despite as best as I could tell never completing high school I started inuiring into his tastes What I found remarkable was not so much that he d readverything I d The Game of Love ever read and then some but that on those things we d both read he shared much of the same opinion At some point in one of the conversations Arthur C Clarke came up and he said Well I liked 2001 but I really think that Childhood s End is his real masterworkNot only do I agree but I lack the ability to give a better recommendationI don t recommend the works of Clarke in general and certainly not to anyone who isn t a fan of science fiction His worksven the better ones always suffer from seeming to be short stories turned into novels He also displays a strange combination of fascination with but complete incuriosity towards religion and spirituality that can probably be infuriating at times to the religious and non religious alike But this work rises above its defects and is well worth your time Kurt Vonnegut said of Arthur C Clarke s novel Childhood s End that it is one of the few masterpieces in the science fiction genre Vonnegut went on to say that he Vonnegut had written all the others As humorous as that is at least the first clause of that declaration I feel to be true Written simply but with conviction and persuasion with an almost fable like narrative uality Clarke has given to us that rarest of literary achievements a science fiction masterpiece The genius of Clarke s achievement is compounded by the fact that his accomplishment remains so uniue how have later artists failed to match or Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition even make an attempt at duplication Ispecially liked the racial memory or racial premonition ideas and the ideas of collective consciousness Interestingly Clarke s concepts could be seen as having a theological transcendent theme perhaps ven an allegory For Awakening To A Collective Ego Clarke awakening to a collective go Clarke ingenuity remains untouched and this work stands atop the science fiction canon comparable to only a handful of other science fiction classics including the novel that won the Hugo Award in 1954 the same year Childhood s End was nominated for that award Ray Bradbury s Fahrenheit 451 No utopia can ver give satisfaction to veryone all the time As their material conditions improve men raise their sights and become discontented with power and possessions that once would have seemed beyond their wildest dreams And The Lady in Pink even when thexternal world has granted all it can there still remain the searchings of the mind and the longings of the heart The United States and the Soviet Union were in the midst of a military space race when large ships appeared in the skies over all the major cities The aliens have come to keep humans from annihilating themselves An act of altruism Or do they have another agendaThe press dubs them THE OVERLORDS but they much prefer to refer to themselves as The Guardians They allow humans to govern themselves by whatever means they feel comfortable unless policy decisions involve

hurting people man 
people Man beliefs were his own affair so long as they did not interfere with the liberty of others The Overlords also did not approve of hurting animals for sport In Madrid when the Spaniards insist on continuing to hold bullfights a lesson is administered Every time the bull is stabbed the pain the animal is feeling is transferred to the audience No bullfightsRobotics and computers are advanced to the point that humans Tegu järjekordse invasiooniga maailmaruumist siis peab ta pettuma Kogu romaan on märksa peenem ja sügavam Kes siiski on need tulnukad keda maalased isekeskis ülemvalitsejateks nimetavad ja milline on nende tegelik Eyes eesmärk Lisaks pingelisele mõistatusele ja sügavale filosoofiale on. Re only needed as overseers Work weeks are cut down to twenty hours a week OMG sign me UP People arencouraged to go to college to develop hobbies and skills and ven go back to school several times over their lifetimes to learn something completely new The xistence of so much leisure would have created tremendous problems a century before Education had overcome most of these for a well stocked mind is safe from boredom And for a while the Sinner's Heart excitement of improving themselves keeps the humans on a spectacular track of not only bettering themselves but alsovolving civilization Murder has become almost nonexistent and when passion inspires such aggression it is only the matter of turning a dial for The Overlords to find the perpetrator When I google NSA the National Security Agency of course comes up but so does No Strings Attached which I found very ironic Given the range and the depth of what the NSA knows about all of us not just US citizens by the way maybe we should start applying the term The Overlords to the United States government It would be nice if they would convert all this information into something practical like catching murderers Knowing how these things work they may not want us to know that they are capable of doing that We might get fearful of our government Barrage balloons over London during World War II Clarke observed balloons like these floating over the city in 1941 He recalls that his arliest idea for the story may have originated with this scene with the giant balloons becoming alien ships in the novelIt seems to be the fate of all Utopias to turn leisure into sloth and turn unlimited possibilities into boredom Interesting that Arthur C Clarke uses the advancement of Television technology to be a major contributor to the degradation of a perfect society People became passive sponges absorbing but never creating Clarke mentions that people in this society started watching television three hours per day Rookies The latest statistics that I saw mentioned that Americans now watch five hours of television a day on averageObviously I don t watch television five hours a day as can be ascertained by how many books I read a year If the Kansas City Royals are playing I do watch about three hours but I m also still reading and researching while the game is on Baseball is the perfect background noise for doing just about anything including taking a much needed nap to rest the noggin for a few minutes When people ask me how I read so many books a year and still work full time I usually ask them how much time they spend watching television or playing with their cell phone or playing games on their iPad Everyone has the same number of hours in their day it just depends on how you choose to use them I choose to read People who read fewer books than me are making different choices or in some cases may have obligations Of course this is relevant only because I see reading as the best way to volve the mind I m old fashioned that way There were some things that only time could cure Evil men could be destroyed but nothing could be done with good men who were deluded There are concerns voiced by various religious groups and also by people who are not thrilled about humans losing their ability to govern themselves but for the majority of people the lack of responsibility and the lack of ambition to succeed are concepts they readily Spirit of the Wolf embrace A society that wasvolving to the greatest heights of artistic and progressive achievements starts to prefer apathy The Overlords are very careful to control what the humans learn about them A man named Jan Rodericks stows away on one of their ships and sees a world he can barely comprehend And in *its sky was such a sun as no * sky was such a sun as no A Vineyard Christmas eater couldver have imagined in his wildest dreams Too hot to be such a sun as no opium Een Bijzondere Vorm Van Osteosclerose eater couldver have imagined in his wildest dreams Too hot to be it was a searing ghost at the frontiers of the ultraviolet burning its planets with radiations which would be instantly lethal burning its planets with radiations which would be instantly lethal all arthly forms of life For millions of kilometers around xtended great veils of gas and dust fluorescing in countless colors as the blasts of ultraviolet tore through them It was a star against which Earth s pale sun would have been as feeble as a glowworm at noon In one of those time travelling mind bending vents that I always have trouble fully comprehending Jan only ages a few months but has missed ighty years on Earth The Overlords make allusion to the fact that science can destroy religions but that science is not the top of the mountain but only a stepping stone to a much greater understanding of life They search through our archives looking for information on the paranormal and other Hot Shot (North Ridge Book 3) elements that have been written about outside the realm of science When the children ofarth start to develop telekinetic powers the true reasons for The Overlords being our guardians becomes clear We also learn that the Overlords defer to another power much greater than their own capabilities called The Overmind I caught a commercial for the six hour miniseries that the Syfy Channel is planning to launch in December and realized that I have hauled a copy of this book around with me for a couple of decades without reading it Sometimes we need one push As always I m impressed with Arthur C Clarke s ability to tackle the bigger issues and to be somewhat controversial in his presentation of the best and worst of being human It does seem that we are incapable of possessing true happiness for very long We are designed for strife for pain for joy and ambitious achievement When any of those Math Basics 6 elements are removed from theuation we start to falter Joy can only be fully appreciated if we Voyage to the Underworld (Star Wars Missions, experience pain Ambition can only be relished if strife was overcome to achieve it As The Overlords fix all the problems there is a huge cost too big of a cost in that we lose what makes us uniue It is disappointing to think that harmony and lack of fear will turn us into beings unworthy of admiration When defense is no longer a primary objective it is disheartening to believe that thenergy previously The First Ghost expended on security can not be transferred to higher levels of achievement in the arts philosophy music and literature To be the best that we can be we still need the growl of the Sabretooth tiger coming from just beyond thedge of the firelight We still need to be capable of picking up a club and saying here kitty kitty kitty This is a short book power packed with ideas and concepts and certainly deserving of inclusion in the list of classic influential science fiction books See all my recent book and movie reviews Romaanis ka väga leidlik ja meeldejääv kujund – taldrikutaoline tulnukalaev iga maailma pealinna kohal Ilmne t sedavõrd lummavat kujundit i saanud ka filmikunst kasutamata jätta – nii telesari «V» kui ka kinofilm «Iseseisvuspäev» on seda fektselt ja suure tuluga kasutanu. .

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This is a strange and beautiful novel Written in the arly 1950s some 15 years before 2001 A Space Odyssey it is with Asimov s overrated Foundation Bradbury s superb The Martian Chronicles and a few others one of the significant works of sci fi s Golden Age Oddly nough apart from a few plot irregularities and the outlandish author s naivety regarding the paranormal and the occult Arthur C Clarke s story does not feel a day older The plot based on a few pisodes scattered in time as in 2001 has some unexpected twists and turns it is not Humanism easy to talk about it without giving the game away Let s say that it starts with a situation that since this book has become commonplace in SF literature and film alien UFOs descend from space and park themselves over the major cities on Earth a vision inspired by the barrage balloons Clarke had seen hovering above Lo If you re into stuff like this you can read the full reviewThe Silent Ships Childhood s End by Arthur C Clarke No one of intelligence resents the inevitable In Childhood s End by Arthur C ClarkeOne of my favourite long novel is Childhoods End but commenting on it without revealing thending is difficult That is the whole point after all but still think the Smokin' Hot early 80 s TV mini seriesseries of V with Jane Badler as a seriously sexy sociopathic alien think they really were benevolent and took humanity to generations of peace and prosperity Well notxactly many generations If science fiction usually treads the fine line between mere speculation and actual scientific feasibilities then Arthur C Clarke can be accused of taking a cosmic leap of faith into the realm of highly unrealistic speculation in this bookFor at least 75% of the narrative I remained largely clueless about where the story was heading and for the remaining 25% I couldn t help but roll my Placing Memory eyes at the ludicrousness of it all Aliens who are referred to by a fancy name like Overlordsyeroll to boot come down from a distant galaxy in the universe and Lasombra establish their rule over Earthlings Earth transforms into a kind of utopia in a hundred years during which disease poverty hunger crimes social ineuality threat of nuclear wars are permanentlyliminated thanks to the diplomacy and benevolence of the Overlords And then comes the shocker or the real reason for the Overlords colonizing our cherished planet turns out the almighty Overlords are no than mere agents in the service of an ven higher form of intelligence called the Overmind yeroll who seek to tap into the reserves of metaphysical power of the mind of man and help mankind transition into the next stage of Wanton Nights evolutionDon t bother trying to make sense of that last part It didn t make much sense to meither and I generally keep an open mind while reading science fiction And what happens at the While My Soldier Serves end sounds way ridiculous that what I wrote for the sake of this review In hisffort to xplore a subject like xistential crisis why are we here what is the meaning of life and ponder on phenomenon Science has still not been able to ಪರಿಸರದ ಕತೆ Parisarada Kathe explain convincinglynough Clarke has taken a tumble into the abyss of sheer absurdity Not The Fiend Next Door even willing suspension of disbelief helpedndear me to your theories Mr Clarke view spoilerMankind s purpose of xistence is to birth an ultimate generation of not very human children with potent psychic powers insert yeroll who achieve a sort of communion with the Overmind was this Clarke s பொன்னியின் செல்வன் - புது வெள்ளம் euphemism for God and get to be one with the Universe While their progenitorsventually die out thereby wiping out the last of the human species as we know it Huh hide spoiler I read this long ago just when I was becoming a teenager and my tastes were changing you might say I read it #at childhood s nd When I was a child I spake as a child I understood as a #childhood s nd When I was a child I spake as a child I understood as a I thought as a child but when I became a man I put away childish things 1 Corinthians 1311 But we cannot do this without the help of our parents and teachers view spoilerand politicians Well some of them A few One or two you know hide spoiler As a sci fi fan I ve been trying to go back and read some of the classics and it s been interestingThe book manages to have some very captivating concepts while being uite tedious to readThe book felt dated when mentioning POC and women which while not surprising did still take me out of the story at timesOverall I m glad I read it at least I can consider that an achievement as I look at all the top 100 sci fi books to read in your lifetime type of lists but contrary to popular opinion I don t think it s something you must read If you re curious go for it If you re not feeling it it s fine to skip it Theological PoliticsFor an avowed atheist Arthur Clarke had a great deal to say about God and not all of it negative Childhood s End is a tale of the theological roots of politics and how religious belief simultaneously stimulates and inhibits human society Clarke s view is subtle complex and appropriately cosmic As a commentary on the centrality of religion to human A Meditation on Murder existence for its opponents as well as its adherents Childhood s End is hard to beatIf I read Clarke correctly his view is that God is not the product of frightening illusion but of lovingmotion God is the idea we use to describe the wholly irrational but irresistibly compelling force of human affection Fear is merely a derivative motion brought about by the threat of loss of affection not something positive therefore but an absence of l you think you re so fucken smart don t you mark ha think again all your little plans and goals your little community of friends and family and colleagues your whole little life what goals your little community of friends and family and colleagues your whole little life what it matter in the long run not a whole fucken lot grow uptake this book for xample a classic of the genre written by a classic author you thought you knew what you were getting into you ve read countless Travis examples of the type you sure are a well read little scifi nerd aren t you for the first half maybe longer you were right a well crafted central character flavorful supporting characters intriguing aliens a spicy mystery to solve it was all laid out asxpected and the pleasures were of a familiar sort when the mystery of the aliens sort when the mystery of the aliens was solved you were a wee bit surprised but it was a comfortable sort of surprise it s not like it blew your mind it was clever but verything up until then was as you xpected well fucking Congratulations chump your predictions came half true you want a medal you don t get one there aren t any half medals there are some fucking spoilers that followyou weren t AI Weiwei: Beijing Photographs, 1993-2003 expecting what. 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