Title: Childhood's End

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Title: Childhood's End ISFDB Title Record # 2248
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Year: 1953
Type: NOVEL
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: Expansion of "Guardian Angel". A new prologue was added and the first chapter was edited (to acknowledge the end of the Cold War) in Pan editions sometime after 27 July 1989 (date of prologue). The new first chapter is only two and a half pages, the original was four. The rest of the book is supposedly unchanged.
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Place Year and Award Category
2 1975 Locus All-Time Best Novel
3 1987 Locus All-Time Best SF Novel
8 1998 Locus All-Time Best SF Novel before 1990
Nomination 2004 Retro Hugo Best Novel

Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Childhood's End Aug 1953 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books #33 $0.35 214 pb novel Richard Powers Checkmark
Childhood's End Aug 1953 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books #H33 $2.00 214 hc novel Richard Powers  
Childhood's End Sep 1953 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books #33 $0.35 214 pb novel Richard Powers Checkmark
Childhood's End 1954 Arthur C. Clarke Sidgwick & Jackson   10/6 253 hc novel Deborah Jones  
Childhood's End Jul 1955 Arthur C. Clarke The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) #15 4/6 253 hc novel C. W. Bacon  
Le guide del tramonto Nov 1955 Arthur C. Clarke Arnoldo Mondadori Editore   200 Lit 192 pb novel Checkmark
Mot Nya Världar 1955 Arthur C. Clarke Eklund       unknown novel  
Les enfants d'Icare Nov 1956 Arthur C. Clarke Gallimard (Le Rayon Fantastique #42)     254 pb novel Checkmark
Childhood's End 1956 Arthur C. Clarke Pan Books #369 2/- 189 pb novel Gerard Quinn Checkmark
El Fin de la Infancia 1956 Arthur C. Clarke Minotauro     275 hc novel  
Childhood's End Oct 1958 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books     214 pb novel  
Det Tavse Arhundrede 1958 Arthur C. Clarke Skrifola (Planetbøgerne #8)     150 pb novel  
Across the Sea of Stars Nov 1959 Arthur C. Clarke Harcourt, Brace & World / SFBC   $1.90 xii+
584
hc omni Arthur Hawkins Checkmark
Across the Sea of Stars 1959 Arthur C. Clarke Harcourt, Brace & Company   $3.95 584 hc omni  
Across the Sea of Stars 1959 Arthur C. Clarke Longmans (Canada)   C$4.50 584 hc omni  
A Idade do Ouro 1959 Arthur C. Clarke Livros do Brasil (Argonauta #26) #26   236 pb novel Cândido Costa Pinto  
Childhood's End Jun 1960 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books #398K $0.35 214 pb novel Richard Powers Checkmark
Die letzte Generation 1960 Arthur C. Clarke Weiss   DM 7.80 235 hc novel Bernhard Borchert Checkmark
Die letzte Generation 1960 Arthur C. Clarke Weiss   DM 6.80 235 hc novel Bernhard Borchert  
Childhood's End Sep 1961 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books     214 pb novel  
Childhood's End 1961 Arthur C. Clarke Pan Books (Great Pan) #G463 2/6 189 pb novel S. R. Boldero  
Childhood's End 1963 Arthur C. Clarke Harcourt, Brace & World   $4.50 216 hc novel  
Childhood's End 1963 Arthur C. Clarke Longmans (Canada)   C$5.59 216 hc novel  
Childhood's End 1963 Arthur C. Clarke Pan Books #G643 2/6 189 pb novel W. F. Phillipps Checkmark
Childhood's End Jan 1964 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books #U2111 $0.50 214 pb novel Richard Powers Checkmark
Childhood's End Mar 1964 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books #U2111 C$0.50 214 pb novel Richard Powers  
An Arthur C. Clarke Omnibus 1965 Arthur C. Clarke Sidgwick & Jackson   30/- 253+
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167
hc omni  
An Arthur C. Clarke Omnibus 1965 Arthur C. Clarke Ambassador   C$7.50 596 hc omni  
An Arthur C. Clarke Omnibus Jan 1966 Arthur C. Clarke The Science Fiction Book Club (UK)   17/6 596 hc omni  
Die letzte Generation May 1966 Arthur C. Clarke Goldmann (Goldmanns Weltraum Taschenbücher #070) #070 DM 2.50 188 pb novel Eyke Volkmer  
Childhood's End 1966 Arthur C. Clarke Pan Books #X573 3/6 189 pb novel Checkmark
Childhood's End Mar 1967 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books #U5066 $0.60 222 pb novel Richard Powers Checkmark
Urania #467 Jul 1967 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Arnoldo Mondadori Editore #467 250 Lit 192 digest mag Karel Thole Checkmark
Science Fiction Omnibus 1967 Erik Lankester Bruna     472 hc omni Dick Bruna Checkmark
Childhood's End Jun 1968 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books #72121 $0.75 222 pb novel Richard Powers Checkmark
Childhood's End Jan 1969 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books #01558 $0.75 222 pb novel Checkmark
Childhood's End Mar 1969 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books #01558 $0.75 222 pb novel Checkmark
Childhood's End Aug 1969 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books #01558 $0.75 222 pb novel  
Les enfants d'Icare / La cité et les astres Oct 1969 Arthur C. Clarke OPTA (Club du Livre d'Anticipation #20)     431 hc omni Checkmark
Childhood's End Oct 1969 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books #01558 $0.75 222 pb novel  
Die letzte Generation 1969 Arthur C. Clarke Kaiser   S 30.00 189 hc novel  
Childhood's End Mar 1970 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books #01558 $0.75 222 pb novel Checkmark
Childhood's End May 1970 Arthur C. Clarke Harcourt, Brace & World / SFBC #2266 $1.49 220 hc novel Lawrence Ratzkin Checkmark
Childhood's End Jun 1970 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books #01558 $0.75 222 pb novel  
Childhood's End Sep 1970 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books #01558 $0.75 222 pb novel Checkmark
Childhood's End Dec 1970 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books #01558   222 pb novel  
Childhood's End 1970 Arthur C. Clarke Pan Books 0-330-10573-6 £0.25 189 pb novel W. F. Phillipps Checkmark
Childhood's End Jan 1971 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books #01558   222 pb novel  
Childhood's End Jun 1971 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books #01558   222 pb novel  
Childhood's End Sep 1971 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books #01558 $0.75 222 pb novel Checkmark
Childhood's End Mar 1972 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books     222 pb novel  
Childhood's End Jul 1972 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books     222 pb novel  
Childhood's End Sep 1972 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books #22750 C$1.25 222 pb novel Dean Ellis Checkmark
Childhood's End Sep 1972 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books #22750 $1.25 222 pb novel Dean Ellis  
Childhood's End 1972 Arthur C. Clarke Pan Books 0-330-10573-6 £0.30 189 pb novel Chris Foss Checkmark
Childhood's End Mar 1973 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-22750-6 $1.25 222 pb novel Dean Ellis Checkmark
Childhood's End Nov 1973 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-22750-6 $1.25 222 pb novel Dean Ellis Checkmark
Childhood's End Jan 1974 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-22750-6 $1.50 222 pb novel Dean Ellis  
Childhood's End Jun 1974 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-22750-6 $1.50 222 pb novel Dean Ellis Checkmark
Childhood's End Nov 1974 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-24344-7 $1.50 222 pb novel Dean Ellis Checkmark
Millemondinverno 1974: Tre romanzi completi di Arthur C. Clarke Nov 1974 Arthur C. Clarke Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Millemondi #6)   1,200 Lit 452 tp omni Karel Thole  
Childhood's End Jun 1975 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-24344-7 $1.50 222 pb novel Dean Ellis  
Childhood's End Feb 1976 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-24937-2 $1.50 218 pb novel Stanislaw Fernandes  
Childhood's End Sep 1976 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-24937-2 $1.50 218 pb novel Stanislaw Fernandes Checkmark
Childhood's End Dec 1976 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-25806-1 $1.75 218 pb novel Stanislaw Fernandes Checkmark
Het Einde van het Begin 1976 Arthur C. Clarke Bruna (Bruna SF #42) 90-229-9042-7   255 pb novel Marion Crezée Checkmark
Childhood's End Jul 1977 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27282-X $1.75 218 pb novel Stanislaw Fernandes Checkmark
Les enfants d'Icare Dec 1977 Arthur C. Clarke J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #799) 2-277-11799-4   253 pb novel Tibor Csernus Checkmark
Childhood's End Dec 1977 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27603-5 $1.95 218 pb novel Stanislaw Fernandes Checkmark
Childhood's End 1977 Arthur C. Clarke Pan Books 0-330-10573-6 £0.60 189 pb novel Dean Ellis Checkmark
Childhood's End Aug 1978 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27603-5 $1.95 218 pb novel Stanislaw Fernandes Checkmark
Die letzte Generation Aug 1978 Arthur C. Clarke Goldmann (Goldmann Science Fiction #23070) 3-442-23070-5 DM 5.80 188 pb novel  
Childhood's End 1978 Arthur C. Clarke Pan Books 0-330-10573-6   189 pb novel  
Childhood's End Apr 1979 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-28465-8 $2.25 218 pb novel Stanislaw Fernandes Checkmark
Childhood's End 1979 Arthur C. Clarke Pan Books 0-330-10573-6 £0.75 189 pb novel Checkmark
Childhood's End Dec 1980 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine   $2.50 218 pb novel Stanislaw Fernandes  
Childhood's End Mar 1981 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine (Del Rey Gold Seal Selection) 0-345-29467-X $5.95 230 tp novel Checkmark
Childhood's End Mar 1981 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-29730-X C$2.95 218 pb novel Stanislaw Fernandes Checkmark
Science Fiction Special 36 Aug 1981 Arthur C. Clarke Sidgwick & Jackson (Science Fiction Special #36)   £   hc omni  
Le guide del tramonto Aug 1981 Arthur C. Clarke Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Classici Urania #53) #20376-0 2,000 Lit 250 pb novel Karel Thole  
Childhood's End Dec 1982 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-31558-8 $2.95 220 pb novel Stanislaw Fernandes Checkmark
Childhood's End Dec 1982 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-31140-X $3.25 220 pb novel Stanislaw Fernandes Checkmark
Die letzte Generation Jan 1983 Arthur C. Clarke Goldmann (Goldmann Science Fiction #23070) 3-442-23070-5 DM 5.80 188 pb novel Michelangelo Miani Checkmark
Childhood's End 1983 Arthur C. Clarke Pan Books 0-330-10573-6 £1.75 189 pb novel Dean Ellis Checkmark
Les enfants d'Icare Jan 1984 Arthur C. Clarke J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #799) 2-277-11799-4   253 pb novel Tibor Csernus Checkmark
Childhood's End Jan 1984 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-31558-8 $2.95 220 pb novel Stanislaw Fernandes Checkmark
Childhood's End Jan 1988 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-34795-1 $3.50 218 pb novel  
Les enfants d'Icare May 1988 Arthur C. Clarke J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #799) 2-277-11799-4   253 pb novel David B. Mattingly Checkmark
Childhood's End 1990 Arthur C. Clarke Pan Books 0-330-31661-3 £3.99 iv+
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A gyermekkor vége 1990 Arthur C. Clarke Móra Ferenc Ifjúsági Könyvkiadó 963-11-6617-1 Ft 85 208 pb novel Boros Zoltán Checkmark
Childhood's End Dec 1993 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-34795-1 $5.95 218 pb novel Stanislaw Fernandes Checkmark
Childhood's End 1995 Arthur C. Clarke The Easton Press (The Masterpieces of Science Fiction)     x+
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Childhood's End Jul 1996 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-34795-1 $5.99 218 pb novel David Stevenson  
Childhood's End 1997 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-34795-1 $6.99 218 pb novel David Stevenson Checkmark
Die letzte Generation 1997 Arthur C. Clarke Goldmann (SF Classics) 3-442-24763-2 DM 12.90 188 pb novel Pat Morrissey  
Childhood's End Jun 2001 Arthur C. Clarke Pan Books 0-330-48769-8   368 pb novel  
Childhood's End Jul 2001 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey Impact / Ballantine 0-345-44405-1 $12.95 240 tp novel Checkmark
Childhood's End 2001 Arthur C. Clarke Gollancz (Gollancz SF Masterworks (HC) #VI) 0-575-07263-6 £9.99 208 hc novel Chris Moore Checkmark
Les enfants d'Icare Feb 2003 Arthur C. Clarke J'ai Lu (J'ai Lu - Science Fiction #799) 2-290-33284-4   253 pb novel Christian Volckman Checkmark
Die letzte Generation Dec 2003 Arthur C. Clarke Heyne (Meisterwerke der Science Fiction) 3-453-87534-6 €8.00 283+
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Die letzte Generation 2006 Arthur C. Clarke Heyne (Meisterwerke der Science Fiction) 3-453-87534-6 €8.00 [1]+
283
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Childhood's End Oct 2008 Arthur C. Clarke Paw Prints 978-1-4395-5716-7 $15.99   hc novel  
A gyermekkor vége 2008 Arthur C. Clarke Metropolis Media (Galaktika Fantasztikus Könyvek) 978-963-9866-07-2 Ft 2370 240 pb novel  
Childhood's End Jan 2010 Arthur C. Clarke Gollancz / Orion (Gollancz SF Masterworks (II)) 978-0-575-08235-9 £8.99 vii+
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Childhood's End May 2010 Arthur C. Clarke Tor / Pan Macmillan UK 978-0-330-51401-9 £7.99 ix+
256
tp novel Chris Moore  
Childhood's End Mar 2012 Arthur C. Clarke Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-12174-4 £4.99   ebook novel  
Childhood's End Nov 2012 Arthur C. Clarke RosettaBooks 978-0-7953-2498-7 $8.99   ebook novel  
Childhood's End May 2013 Arthur C. Clarke Science Fiction Book Club (SFBC 60th Anniversary Collection) 978-1-62490-164-5 $12.98 256 hc novel Vincent Di Fate  
Childhood's End Oct 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey 978-1-101-96703-4 $7.99 224 pb novel  
Childhood's End date unknown Arthur C. Clarke Pan Books 0-330-31661-3 £5.99 200 pb novel Chris Moore  
Childhood's End date unknown Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-34795-1 $5.99 218 pb novel David Stevenson Checkmark
Childhood's End date unknown Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-34795-1 $5.99 218 pb novel David Stevenson Checkmark
Childhood's End date unknown Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-34795-1 $7.99 viii+
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pb novel David Stevenson Checkmark
Childhood's End date unknown Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 978-0-345-34795-4 $6.99 viii+
212
pb novel David Stevenson Checkmark
Childhood's End date unknown Arthur C. Clarke Pan Books 0-330-10573-6 £2.50 189 pb novel Dean Ellis Checkmark

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