Questions tagged [childhoods-end]

This tag is about the novel "Childhood's End" by Arthur C. Clarke, or the 2015 miniseries based on it.

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Does humanity really transcend to become something greater, the overmind or simply consumed by the “predator” overmind?

Childhood's End is a 1953 science fiction novel by the British author Arthur C. Clarke. The story follows the peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords, whose arrival begins decades ...
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Was death addressed in "Childhood's End'?

What happened to humans that died in Childhood's End, either before the arrival of the Overlords or after? Did death allow you to join the Overmind?
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Nods to other sci-fi shows in “Childhood's End” miniseries

I was watching the first part of the Childhood's end miniseries today, and I caught a few nods to other sci-fi shows: Battlestar Galactica is shown playing on a TV at 00:02:29 minute mark, and a ...
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Childbirth after the event in Childhood's End

In Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's End, after the event where the children of Earth ... would all new children born also have been affected? It's said in the book that no new children were born, ...