Any other Arthur C. Clarke fans out there in WordPress Land? This book was an absolute FAVORITE of mine growing up, right next to Douglas Adams.
They even made a schlocky SciFy Channel movie of it.At least,they got the major story highlights right. B-U-T you see, I knew even as a lad,there was something special about C.E. It felt different than the tons of comic books and other SciFi stuff I had laying about as a kid.
So much so, I must have read it two dozen times coming up in B.F.E. Alabama. Not a whole lot else for a creative-type full of Sylvia Plath excerpts & Baudrillard ideas to do in the Wiregrass if you weren’t necessarily into “muddin'” or W×LM××T parking lots.
I love that shit now(muddin‘,not the parking lots) but back than I was a pretty shy……..Okay,let me stop the b.s. right there. I have never ever been a “pretty shy” anything.
Even when the usual gay,dick-sucking rumors began to float around in high school, I didnt deny anything.I OWNed that rumor and got an entire basketball team as a reward for my pubescent honesty. Scorn too,sure,but, truuust me, it was WORTH IT!😉
I share that with you to set the stage, so as to, see for yourself what makes this novel stand out (with &) against other classics like 1984 or Animal Farm.
Wait,what? You don’t think a silly scifi novel should be included with that elite literary group of soothsaying,big-wig novels.
Well, you’d be missing my point if you stick with that mindset.
Like 1984 AND Brave New World, Childhood’s End was written in a style readily absorbed by millions of readers,for decades.
SPOILER ALERT: IF you don’t want to know what made the ending so out-of-this-world, stop now.
Since this is a bizarro LiL’ WordPress blog, we can talk straight…or as str8 as I can be. The ending of this special book is not just the product of the mind of an incredible Arthur, it revealed a PROFOUND & occulted reality that we are about to see I-R-L,as OUR childhood is about to (finally) end.
Pink Floyd even wrote a song with the same title back in the day. Take a sec to click that link & reread the lyrics as you listen to this fantastic song.
🎼”Childhood’s End, Your fantasies merge with realities…” 🤤🤤🤤
Sounds pretty familiar,eh? You bet it does! We are reaching a monumental court-change in this looong game. Loong meaning centuries old,hell,maybe even millenia.
Even if you are filled or paralyzed with fear or,if you’re like me-there is a certain surreal glimmer in your eye that reveals a certain esoteric enjoyment of the thrill & excitement of a pre-apocalypic great earthquake,
🎼” All The Fears You Never Voiced, Say You Have To Make Your Final Choice…”
Are You Ready For A “Peaceful Invasion” or the manifiesting into this plane, our Galatic Overlords or Plane-t Caretakers?
WOW, but…they…look so….familiar. 🤔Like, we’ve already got this whole structure of ideas and cross-connotations built ready in since birth. Why are they red? Cloven-hooves, saaay whaaat?😎
Be it Karellen or another plane/plain Ambassador, true-ly prepare yourself to witness a VERY similiar event that will be taking place in the very near future.On every screen,EVERYwhere.
Project Bluebeam aside, you have to admit one thing : We are living in extra-ordinary & interesting times!
🎼 All The Iron Turned To Rush, All The Proud Men Turned To Dust,
And so all things,time will mend, So this song ( & blog entry) will end.
Have A Happy Hump Day, G.C.!!