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Clifford D. Simak (1904–1988)

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342+ Works 22,317 Members 471 Reviews 56 Favorited

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Works by Clifford D. Simak

City (1952) 2,555 copies
Way Station (1963) 2,507 copies
Time and Again (1951) 879 copies
The Goblin Reservation (1968) 742 copies
All Flesh Is Grass (1965) 709 copies
Time Is the Simplest Thing (1961) 678 copies
A Choice of Gods (1972) 671 copies
Shakespeare's Planet (1976) 654 copies
The Werewolf Principle (1967) 615 copies
Ring Around the Sun (1953) 611 copies
Enchanted Pilgrimage (1975) 577 copies
The Visitors (1979) 569 copies
Project Pope (1981) 565 copies
A Heritage of Stars (1977) 550 copies
Mastodonia (1978) 529 copies
Cemetery World (1972) 514 copies
Special Deliverance (1982) 512 copies
Out of Their Minds (1970) 446 copies
Highway of Eternity (1986) 445 copies
They Walked Like Men (1962) 413 copies
Where the Evil Dwells (1982) 407 copies
Cosmic Engineers (1939) 400 copies
Destiny Doll (1971) 352 copies
Our Children's Children (1974) 344 copies
So Bright the Vision (1956) 179 copies
The Trouble With Tycho (1961) 157 copies
Nebula Award Stories Six (1971) — Editor — 136 copies
Worlds Without End (1967) 114 copies
Time Untamed (1967) 83 copies
Empire (1951) 81 copies
The Autumn Land and Other Stories (1938) — Author — 53 copies
The Night of the Puudly (1964) 49 copies
Aliens for Neighbours (1960) 47 copies
Off-planet (1988) 34 copies
Project Mastodon (2008) 33 copies
Brother and Other Stories (1953) 32 copies
The World That Couldn't Be (1958) 31 copies
Une chasse dangereuse (1958) 25 copies
The Civilisation Game: And Other Stories (1997) — Author — 21 copies
Immigrant and Other Stories (1991) 19 copies
Desertion {short story} (1944) 19 copies
The Big Front Yard (1958) 16 copies
Das Tor zur anderen Welt (1963) 13 copies
Drie SF-novellen (1978) 8 copies
Shotgun Cure 8 copies
Sunspot Purge 7 copies
Leg. Forst. [novelette] (1958) 7 copies
Auk House (1977) 7 copies
La Croisade de l'idiot (1961) 7 copies
Second Childhood (2016) 6 copies
Mirage (1997) 6 copies
Lulu 6 copies
Spacebred Generations (2009) 6 copies
Skirmish [short fiction] (1978) 5 copies
Small Deer 5 copies
New Folks' Home (2016) 5 copies
Day of Truce 5 copies
Final Gentleman 5 copies
The Whistling Well (1980) 5 copies
Madness from Mars (1939) 5 copies
Drop Dead (2015) 5 copies
L'épidémie (2020) 4 copies
Pollution: Omnibus (1971) — Contributor — 4 copies
A boneca do destino - 1 (1997) 4 copies
Kindergarten (1953) 4 copies
The march of science. (1971) 4 copies
How-2 4 copies
Jackpot (1956) 4 copies
Mr. Meek Plays Polo (2020) 4 copies
Death Scene 3 copies
Brother [short story] (1977) 3 copies
Mirage [short story] (1997) 3 copies
Hermit of Mars 3 copies
Masquerade 3 copies
Idiot's Crusade 3 copies
Party Line 3 copies
Full Cycle 3 copies
The Observer (1972) 3 copies
Courtesy (1979) 3 copies
Die Kristallkäfer (1971) 2 copies
Guerra no Tempo 2 copies
Meie laste lapsed (2023) 2 copies
Junkyard 2 copies
The Money Tree 2 copies
Les Mines du temps (2004) 2 copies
Onde Mora o Mal 2 copies
Projecto Papa 1 2 copies
Eternity Lost [novelette] (1949) 2 copies
Senior Citizen (1975) 2 copies
Frères lointains (2011) 2 copies
Message From Mars (2021) 2 copies
Science Fiction Special 25 (1978) — Contributor — 2 copies
Galaktikos bičiuliai (2002) 2 copies
Gleaners [novelette] (1960) 2 copies
Contraption [short story] (1953) 2 copies
Mirage [short story] — Author — 2 copies
Teatr tenej (2005) 2 copies
Ogre [novelette] (1947) 2 copies
Hunch 2 copies
Three in One 1 copy
Dzieci naszych dzieci (1992) 1 copy
L' empire des esprits (1970) 1 copy
Alieni e no 1 copy
The Shipshape Miracle (2020) 1 copy
Sette ombre azzurre (1979) 1 copy
The Sitters 1 copy
Carbon Copy 1 copy
Grad 1 copy
Lobby 1 copy
Worrywart 1 copy
Science Fiction Special 13 (1975) — Contributor — 1 copy
Tools 1 copy
Rule 18 [novelette] (1938) 1 copy
Infiltration 1 copy
Mundos sem Fim Livro 1 (1988) 1 copy
Zvláštní mise (2005) 1 copy
Kalmistumaailm (2022) 1 copy
Rule 18 1 copy

Associated Works

The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two (1972) — Contributor — 698 copies
Dark Forces (1980) — Contributor — 570 copies
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories (1992) — Contributor — 447 copies
The Big Book of Science Fiction (2016) — Contributor — 416 copies
Galactic Empires, Volume One (1976) — Contributor — 408 copies
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF (1994) — Contributor — 392 copies
Science Fiction Omnibus (1952) — Contributor — 340 copies
The Hugo Winners: Volume One (1955-1961) (1962) — Contributor — 315 copies
The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction (2006) — Contributor — 312 copies
The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1973) — Contributor — 249 copies
The Road to Science Fiction #3: From Heinlein to Here (1979) — Contributor — 243 copies
Astounding: John W. Campbell Memorial Anthology (1973) — Contributor — 238 copies
The 1973 Annual World's Best SF (1973) — Contributor — 232 copies
The Astounding Science Fiction Anthology (1952) — Contributor — 231 copies
The 1974 Annual World's Best SF (1974) — Contributor — 231 copies
The 13 Crimes of Science Fiction (1979) — Contributor — 227 copies
Epoch (1975) — Contributor — 211 copies
The 1978 Annual World's Best SF (1977) — Contributor, some editions — 200 copies
Tomorrow's Children (1966) — Contributor — 199 copies
The Fantasy Hall of Fame (1998) — Contributor — 195 copies
World's Best Science Fiction: 1971 (1971) — Contributor — 180 copies
A Treasury of Science Fiction (1948) — Contributor, some editions — 177 copies
The Hugo Winners: Volume Five (1980-1982) (1986) — Contributor — 161 copies
Threads of Time (1974) — Contributor — 160 copies
Great Tales of Science Fiction (1985) — Contributor — 160 copies
The Science Fiction Bestiary (1972) — Contributor — 150 copies
A Science Fiction Omnibus (1973) — Contributor — 148 copies
5th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1960) — Contributor — 146 copies
Penguin Science Fiction (1961) — Contributor — 137 copies
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction (2010) — Contributor — 133 copies
Possible Worlds of Science Fiction (1939) — Author — 133 copies
The Best of the Nebulas (1989) — Contributor — 131 copies
The SFWA Grand Masters, Volume 1 (1999) — Contributor — 131 copies
Analog: The Best of Science Fiction (1982) — Author — 127 copies
Galactic Empires {complete} (1976) — Contributor — 124 copies
Spectrum (1961) — Contributor — 124 copies
Nebula Award Stories Sixteen (1982) — Contributor — 123 copies
The Mammoth Book of Science Fiction (2002) — Contributor — 117 copies
The Third Galaxy Reader (1958) — Contributor — 114 copies
World's Best Science Fiction: 1966 (1966) — Author — 110 copies
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #10 (1981) — Contributor — 110 copies
Beyond Tomorrow (1934) — Contributor — 107 copies
SF: The Best of the Best (1967) — Author, some editions — 107 copies
An ABC of Science Fiction (1809) — Contributor — 103 copies
Best SF Two (1956) — Contributor — 92 copies
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 11th Series (1962) — Contributor — 89 copies
Future City (1973) — Foreword — 88 copies
5 Unearthly Visions (1952) — Contributor — 86 copies
Seven Come Infinity (1950) — Contributor — 85 copies
SF: Authors' Choice 4 (1974) — Contributor — 84 copies
Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 6 (1944) (1981) — Contributor — 84 copies
Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 11 (1949) (1984) — Contributor — 82 copies
Holt Anthology of Science Fiction (2000) — Contributor — 81 copies
5 Tales from Tomorrow (1955) — Contributor — 81 copies
Stellar #1: Science-Fiction Stories (1974) — Contributor — 81 copies
Decade: The 1940s (1975) — Contributor — 77 copies
Adventures on Other Planets (1954) — Contributor — 77 copies
Analog 3 (1965) — Contributor — 68 copies
Six great short science fiction novels (1960) — Contributor — 68 copies
Novelets of Science Fiction (1963) — Contributor — 67 copies
The Best Science Fiction Stories (1977) — Author, some editions — 66 copies
The Vintage Anthology of Science Fantasy. (1966) — Contributor — 66 copies
Contact (1963) — Contributor — 62 copies
Rod Serling's Other Worlds (1978) — Contributor — 62 copies
The Best of Astounding (1944) — Contributor — 59 copies
Stellar #2: Science-Fiction Stories (1976) — Contributor — 57 copies
The Frozen Planet and Four Other Science-Fiction Novellas (1966) — Contributor — 57 copies
Laughing Space: An Anthology of Science Fiction Humour (1982) — Contributor — 55 copies
Immortals (1998) — Contributor — 55 copies
Beachheads in Space (1952) — Contributor, some editions — 53 copies
Tomorrow's Worlds: Ten Stories of Science Fiction (1969) — Contributor — 52 copies
Stellar #3: Science-Fiction Stories (1977) — Contributor — 51 copies
Dogtales! (1988) — Contributor — 50 copies
Souls in Metal: An Anthology of Robot Futures (1977) — Contributor — 48 copies
The Century's Best Horror Fiction: Volume 2 (2011) — Contributor — 46 copies
Stellar #6: Science-Fiction Stories (1981) — Contributor — 45 copies
Three in One (1963) — Contributor — 45 copies
Ace Science Fiction Reader (1971) — Contributor — 44 copies
Young Monsters (1985) — Contributor — 43 copies
The Arbor House Treasury of Science Fiction Masterpieces (1983) — Contributor — 43 copies
Alien Earth and Other Stories (1969) — Author — 42 copies
The Space Magicians (1971) — Contributor — 38 copies
Alpha 9 (1978) — Contributor — 38 copies
The Television Late-night Horror Omnibus (1993) — Contributor — 38 copies
Science Fiction Thinking Machines (1954) — Contributor — 38 copies
Portals of Tomorrow (1954) — Author — 37 copies
Adventures in the Far Future / Tales of Outer Space (1954) — Contributor — 35 copies
Dinosaurs II! (1995) — Contributor — 35 copies
Tomorrow's Alternatives (Anthology 12-in-1) (1973) — Contributor — 35 copies
Award Science Fiction Reader (1966) — Contributor — 33 copies
Alien Worlds (1964) — Contributor — 33 copies
Best SF Five (1963) — Contributor — 31 copies
Aliens (1976) — Contributor — 30 copies
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Contributor — 30 copies
Tomorrow 1 (1971) — Contributor — 29 copies
Tomorrow, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow ... (1974) — Contributor — 29 copies
The Androids Are Coming (1979) — Contributor — 27 copies
Analog Anthology #10: Analog's Expanding Universe (1986) — Contributor — 25 copies
We, Robots (2010) — Contributor — 23 copies
The Bank Street Book of Science Fiction (1989) — Contributor — 23 copies
Analog Anthology #2: Readers' Choice (1982) — Contributor — 21 copies
The Time Curve (1968) — Contributor — 19 copies
Born of the Sun: Adventures in Our Solar System (2020) — Contributor — 18 copies
Analog Anthology #5: Writers' Choice, Volume one (1983) — Contributor — 18 copies
If This Goes Wrong . . . (2016) — Contributor — 18 copies
Worst Contact (2015) — Contributor — 17 copies
ROOTS OF EVIL: BEYOND THE SECRET LIFE OF PLANTS (1976) — Contributor — 17 copies
Kleine science fiction omnibus 1 (1969) — Author — 15 copies
Robots through the Ages: A Science Fiction Anthology (2023) — Contributor — 15 copies
Galaxy Science Fiction 1950 November, Vol. 1, No. 2 (1950) — Contributor — 14 copies
Future Wars . . . and Other Punchlines (BAEN) (2015) — Contributor — 14 copies
Univers 1982 (2001) — Contributor — 14 copies
Science fiction verhalen [1969] — Contributor, some editions — 13 copies
Political science fiction;: An introductory reader (1974) — Contributor — 13 copies
Galaxy Science Fiction 1950 December, Vol. 1, No. 3 (1950) — Contributor — 13 copies
The Second Astounding Science Fiction Anthology (1952) — Contributor — 13 copies
Explorers of space: Eight stories of science fiction (1975) — Contributor — 12 copies
Galaxy Science Fiction 1953 July, Vol. 6, No. 4 (1953) — Author — 12 copies
Die besten Science Fiction Geschichten (1962) — Author, some editions — 11 copies
Astounding Science Fiction 1958 10 (1958) — Contributor — 11 copies
Astounding Science Fiction 1954 06 (1954) — Contributor — 10 copies
Galaxy Science Fiction 1953 May, Vol. 6, No. 2 (1953) — Contributor — 10 copies
Galaxy Science Fiction 1968 April, Vol. 26, No. 4 (1968) — Contributor — 10 copies
Overruled! (2020) — Contributor — 10 copies
Galaxy Science Fiction 1957 June, Vol. 14, No. 2 (1957) — Contributor — 9 copies
Galaxy Science Fiction 1969 August, Vol. 28, No. 6 (1969) — Contributor — 8 copies
Worlds of Fantasy, Vol. 1 No. 4, Spring 1971 (1971) — Contributor — 8 copies
Things From Outer Space (2016) — Contributor — 8 copies
Astounding Science Fiction 1954 03 (1954) — Contributor — 8 copies
Armchair Horror Collection (1994) — Contributor — 7 copies
Galileo Magazine of Science & Fiction July 1979 (1979) — Contributor — 7 copies
Galaxy Science Fiction 1954 November, Vol. 9, No. 2 (1954) — Contributor — 7 copies
Spionen utifrån (collection) (1975) — Contributor — 7 copies
Galaxy Science Fiction 1957 April, Vol. 13, No. 6 (1957) — Contributor — 7 copies
Galaxy Science Fiction 1957 May, Vol. 14, No. 1 (1957) — Contributor — 7 copies
Galaxy Science Fiction 1959 August, Vol. 17, No. 6 (1959) — Contributor — 7 copies
Galaxy Science Fiction 1957 September, Vol. 14, No. 5 (1957) — Contributor — 7 copies
Time of Passage (1978) — Contributor — 7 copies
Det sidste spørgsmål og andre historier (1973) — Author, some editions — 6 copies
Galaxy Science Fiction 1958 January, Vol. 15, No. 3 (1958) — Contributor — 6 copies
Creepies, Creepies, Creepies (1977) — Contributor — 5 copies
ULLSTEIN 2000 SF STORIES 26 (1973) — Contributor — 5 copies
Drie SF-romans — Contributor — 5 copies
Het Ding in de Rots SF Verhalen 4 — Contributor — 5 copies
Astounding Science Fiction 1939 04 (1939) — Contributor — 4 copies
Space Pioneers (2018) — Contributor — 4 copies
Astounding Science Fiction 1942 07 (1942) — Contributor — 3 copies
Cratere e caverna — Contributor — 3 copies
I Premi Hugo 1976-1983 — Contributor — 3 copies
Thrilling Science Fiction, April 1974 (1974) — Contributor — 3 copies
Future Science Fiction No. 31 — Contributor — 2 copies
Otte Science Fiction Noveller — Author, some editions — 2 copies
Nuove avventure nell'ignoto — Contributor — 2 copies
Trilogy of the Future (1972) — Contributor — 2 copies
Kaleidoskop I — Author, some editions — 2 copies
Fantastic Universe August 1956 (1956) — Contributor — 2 copies
Voyageurs de l'éternité et couloirs du temps (1977) — Contributor — 1 copy
Strange Fantasy #13 Fall '70 (1970) — Contributor — 1 copy

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Unknown to the rest of Earth's inhabitants, Enoch Wallace is looking after a station in a inter-stellar transportation network but affairs on Earth and in the Galactic Council are coming to a crisis.

This was a pioneering work of pastoral science fiction which still exerts its quiet attraction with on one level weird and wonderful goings-on but on another an uneventful slice of life until the last 1/3 of the book.
 
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Robertgreaves | 80 other reviews | Apr 19, 2024 |
Asher Sutton returns to Earth from a solo expedition to 61 Cygni twenty years later on a starship that was so seriously damaged that it would have been impossible for him to have made the journey and still be alive. As soon as he reports in and arrives home, he’s drugged, and brain scanned. Besides his own government agency there are at least three or four groups working against him. He becomes coerced, shot at, kidnapped, and chased because of a powerfully influential book that he hasn’t written yet. He’s the center of attention in an interstellar guerilla war that’s executed in both space and time: the present time, the past, and the future.

Many of the themes Simak revisits in his later work appear in this tale first published in 1950: time travel, the afterlife, the nature of humanity, longevity, human extra-terrestrial alien contact, and how will we respond to new artificial sentient beings like robots and chemically grown android servants, and how will they in turn, responds to us? It’s a wild ride filled with beings with their own ideas about these concerns, several of which humanity is about to come to grips with in the 21st century for the first time.
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Brian N. Ball Contributor
Harry Harrison Introduction, Contributor
Keith Laumer Contributor
Francis Lyall Editor, Introduction
Jack Gaughan Cover artist
Joanna Russ Contributor
R. A. Lafferty Contributor
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Thomas D. Clareson Contributor
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Gray Morrow Cover artist
Chris Moore Cover artist
Richard M. Powers Cover artist
Tony Westermayr Translator
Michael Whelan Cover artist
Tom Arno Translator
Jean Rosenthal Auteur, Translator
Jason Gabbert Cover designer
Paul Lehr Cover artist, Jacket illustration
Ed Valigursky Cover artist
Jan Esteves Cover artist
Karel Thole Cover artist
Donato Giancola Cover artist
Mike Resnick Introduction
Peter Ganim Narrator
Gwyneth Jones Introduction
Jon Bing Afterword
Jill Baumann Cover artist
Jack Faragasso Cover artist
H. R. van Dongen Cover artist
Vincent DiFate Cover artist
Bruce Pennington Cover artist
Terry James Cover artist
John Schoenherr Cover artist
Dick Bruna Cover artist, Cover designer
Walter Brooks Cover Artist
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Tony Roberts Cover artist
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Les Edwards Cover artist
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Georges Raimondo Cover artist
Barbara Kamir Translator
John Griffiths Cover artist
Pavel Dosoudil Translator
Ralph Brillhart Cover artist
Michael Hinge Cover artist
Peter Cuijpers Translator
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Mel Hunter Cover artist
István Végh Translator
Kelly Freas Cover artist
Richard G. Powers Cover designer
Martin Otto Translator
Claude Saunier Translator
Colin Hay Cover artist
James Ramage Jacket designer
Rowena Morrill Cover artist
Don R. Smith Jacket designer
Darrell K. Sweet Cover artist
Dennis Luzak Cover artist
Mike Stromberg Type design
Stéphane Dumont Cover artist
Klaus Boer Translator
David Baker Narrator
Horst Pukallus Translator
Robert Webster Cover artist
Leo Dillon Cover artist
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Martin Janda Translator
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Works
342
Also by
199
Members
22,317
Popularity
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Rating
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Reviews
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ISBNs
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Languages
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Favorited
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