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Good news, sci-fi fans! Arthur C. Clarke's classic novel Childhood's End is making it's way to our screens - and it doesn't look we're going to have to wait too long to see it.

SyFy have announced that they'll be turning the book into a six-hour miniseries, set to debut in 2015 - which, seeing as the novel, originally published in 1953, is arguably one of the most important pieces of science fiction ever published, is very good news.

Akiva Goldsman (Lone Survivor, A Beautiful Mind, I Am Legend) and Mike De Luca (Captain Philips, Moneyball, The Social Network) are on board as executive producers, and the pilot is set to be directed by Doctor Who's Nick Hurran. With Matthew Graham (the creator of BBC's Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes) set to adapt the novel into screenplay form, it's all looking pretty solid on the creative front thus far.

Which, considering the novel involves a seemingly benevolent 'soft' invasion by extra-terrestrial life - and could therefore very easily be horribly mangled in the wrong hands - is definitely a good thing.

Expect to see [Childhood's End](series:2246880) sometime next year on SyFy.

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What do you guys think? Excited for some Clarke action on SyFy?

via io9