Study Guide

Childhood's End Characters

By Arthur C. Clarke

Karellen and the Overlords

Karellen and the Overlords is a better band name than One Direction. And this is one of the few...

Jan Rodricks

Karellen aside (though definitely read that alien's analysis elsewhere in this section), Jan...

U.N. Secretary-General Rikki Stormgren

If Childhood's End were a restaurant, then Rikki Stormgren would be its maître d'. He's...

George and Jeffery Greggson

Jeffrey and George Greggson aren't particularly dynamic characters. Jeffrey's a happy-go-lucky...

Minor Characters

These two are astronauts from the first chapter—and only the first chapter—of the...