Haldo everyone, welcome to August Book Club of Childhood's End by Arthur C Clarke. For me, this was the first Clarke book I read, but it was easy to see why I already knew his name. The twists weren't wild but they were basically what I expected from scifi of the era. What I didn't expect and really enjoyed was the lack of concern for human characters in service to the narrative. As soon as the introduction finished and despite building background for the rocket scientist and his Russian counterpart, I could see quickly that they were being dropped like they were on fire and that's something I've always appreciated. Let us know what you think.