Utopia in Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End

  • Zoran Živković
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The novel Childhood’s End resulted from a voluminous expansion of the novella “Guardian Angel” which originally appeared in two versions: a somewhat shorter, American one which appeared in the April 1950 issue of “Famous Fantastic Mysteries” and was edited by James Blish who condensed it and made minor alternations, and Clarke’s original version—which was published in the Winter 1950 issue of the British journal “New Worlds”. This latter one was subsequently used as the basis for the first of three parts of the future book.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zoran Živković
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  1. 1.BelgradeSerbia

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