From Frank Herbert’s Dune to Isaac Asimov’s origin sequence to Philip okay. Dick’s tales of unusual visions of a dystopian destiny, the latter 1/2 the 20 th century produced many of the best examples of speculative fiction ever released. but no technological know-how fiction writer used to be extra very popular than Grand grasp Clifford D. Simak, winner of various honors, together with the Hugo and Nebula Awards and a Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.
This significant compendium of reports, written in the course of technological know-how fiction’s golden age, highlights Simak at his best possible, combining inventive suggestions along with his trademark humanism and exploring unusual visitations, impressive applied sciences, and humankind’s future within the attainable worlds of the following day. even if it’s an irascible outdated man’s discovery of a really strange skunk that places him at odds with the USA Air strength, a county agent’s unusual bond with the sentient alien plant life he discovers starting to be in his backyard, the issues a small city faces while its youngsters mature too swiftly due to babysitters from one other galaxy, or the reward a lonely farmer gets in alternate for assisting a demise customer from one other international, the occasions designated in Simak’s poignant and lovely stories will thrill, surprise, amuse, and astonish in equivalent measure.
one of many genre’s premiere literary artists, Simak explores time trip and time engines; examines the rituals and superstitions of galactic tourists who've lengthy forgotten their final goal; or even takes attention-grabbing detours via international conflict II and the wild American West in a wondrous anthology that no technological know-how fiction fan might be without.
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