Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

The story takes place in the near future; mysterious Overlord spaceships appear over earth cities and impose order on the unruly humans. Outstanding novel; a truly unique vision of mankind's ultimate destiny. Select an invention:

Control Screen
An alien display device.

Panoramic Viewer
Permits observation at a distance, as well as the projection of a holographic image.

Private Flyer
A privately-owned air vehicle that used no control surfaces for maneuvering.

Self-Sufficient House
A single family residence that required no surrounding infrastructure.

Stardrive - not faster than light
Propulsion method that quickly brings a ship's speed to nearly that of light.

Sunlight Blocker
A roughly circular field which denies sunlight to an area of a planet.

Voice in the Ear
Project a voice or sound to one individual's ears only.

 

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