Childhood’s End by Arthur C Clarke (Ballantine 33 – 1953 & U2111 – 1964)

Ballantine 33, 1st printing

Ballantine 33, 1st printing

Alien visitors influence the evolution of mankind in this SF classic by Clarke. Ballantine 33, above, is a paperback original first edition. Ballantine U2111 below is the 6th edition. Covers by Richard Powers. Awarded a Retro Hugo award in 2004.

Ballantine U2111, 1st printing

Title: Childhood’s End
Author: Arthur C Clarke
Imprint & Number: Ballantine U2111
Cover price: 50¢
Publication date: 1964
Cover artist: Richard Powers
ISBN: none

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