Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End is the example without peer of a highly acclaimed novel that grew from a novella. So successful, in fact, has the novel been that few readers even know of or remember the shorter form from which it came.
Several attempts to adapt Arthur C. Clarke's novel Childhood's End into a film or miniseries have been made with varying levels of success. Philip DeGuere developed a script in the late 1970s for Universal and in this interview he gives some details regarding the pre-production of the project.
We are happy to report, for the benefit of science-fiction buffs—who have long felt that, at its best, science fiction is a splendid medium for conveying the poetry and wonder of science—that there will soon be a movie for them. We have this from none other than the two authors of the movie, which is to be called Journey Beyond the Stars—Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke.
Arthur C. Clarke's short story "Sentinel of Eternity", published in 1951 , which was used as a starting point for the novel and movie 2001: A Space Odyssey
Subito dopo La stella e I nove miliardi di nomi di Dio, credo che La sentinella sia il mio racconto più noto, anche se non per se stesso, ma come spunto da cui nacque 2001: Odissea nello spazio, vent'anni dopo che lo scrissi nel 1948. Mi chiedo se quell'anno ho festeggiato [...]