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Mass Market Paperback 1 edition
Ballantine Books (Mm); ISBN: 0345347951 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.68 x 6.89 x 4.20
Other Editions: Hardcover
Without warning, giant silver ships from deep space appear in the skies above every major city on Earth. Manned by the Overlords, in fifty years, they eliminate ignorance, disease, and poverty. Then this golden age ends--and then the age of Mankind begins....
One of the all-time classics of science fiction by the author of _2001: A Space Odyssey_ features a race of aliens who offers mankind a golden age of peace and prosperity, but at the cost of freedom.