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An invasion of the earth leads to a new future for humanity
Reviewed in Australia on 2 August 2018
Some books, such as this one, rightly deserve their description as a "classic". In the not too distant future, giant spaceships appear above major capital cities of the world. (Yes - Independence Day got the idea from this book..) At first everyone thinks the Overlords are here to dominate , but after their arrival, the world becomes a much more peaceful place. War is banished, and humans live their lives in freedom and peace. Some complain that humanity has lost its drive, but most accept the change. But all is not what it seems. The title gives a clue, but the real reason the aliens have come is far more complex. The ending is in some ways inspiring, and in some ways sad. When much of modern science fiction seems to be dominated by dystopian epics which are very similar to each other, this is one of the great science fiction books which tells an original story of a grand future for humanity.