clifford d simak

  1. Bick

    A Rediscovery of Clifford D. Simak - A Reading Challenge

    There have been a few threads on Clifford D. Simak over the years, though not much for about 6 years, according to my searching, and a recent thread on forgotten and near-forgotten SF authors brought his name up a number of times. I thought it would be nice to read (or re-read) some Simak books...
  2. Anthony G Williams

    City, by Clifford D Simak

    Clifford D Simak was one of the most popular and successful American SF writers. His career lasted half a century, from the 1930s to the 1980s. During that time he published nearly thirty novels plus many short stories and collections, won a Nebula and three Hugo awards and was awarded a Grand...
  3. C

    Time is the simplest thing -Clifford Simak

    After an encounter with an alien, Shepard Blaine goes on the run from the powerful agency that employed him as a telepath. He has a unique ability for trading minds with humans or extraterrestrials. In the end, his own conscience decides what's best. Excellent book with lots of twists and...
  4. AE35Unit

    Know this Simak book?

    Some years ago when I lived in the midlands I came across a book in my then local library by Clifford D Simak. I'm sure it was a collection of stories and one of them contained the words "he watched as the chair he was sat on slowly picked itself apart" or something similar-I think it was used...
  5. Anthony G Williams

    Cosmic Engineers by Clifford D Simak

    Yet another tale from 1950, although based on a 1939 short story. Like the Van Vogt books reviewed last week, Cosmic Engineers is set several thousand years into the future and also features a time when mankind has spread through the Solar System but not beyond. Two reporters are heading out to...
  6. Omphalos

    City, by Clifford Simak

    Clifford Simak's masterpiece novel City is an episodic future history of mankind, told in the form of scholarly analysis of myth by our successor race to the planet Earth, intelligent dogs. Although it is in substantial part magical tale, it's mostly science fiction told from the perspective of...
  7. Omphalos

    The Big Front Yard, by Clifford Simak

    The Big Front Yard is an award winning novella by Clifford Simak. Simak is best known for writing in a pastoral voice, and I mean that in both senses of the word. That is to say, his focus is often on rural imagery, and his characters go to great pains to take care of one another. Simak, like...
  8. D_Davis

    Clifford D. Simak

    (I searched for Simak another thread, but didn't see anything.) I've just recently gotten into Simak, and I am enjoying his work. I've only read Way Station and Time is the Simplest Thing, but I have quite a few books on the way. I really like Way Station, a lot. It is a fantastic little...
  9. Fort

    The Werewolf Principle by Clifford D Simak

    Has anyone else been gripped by Simak's books'? I have just reacently read: "The Werewolf Principle" and was enlightened by his characters. His robots seem to have more emotian than some other authors main characters themelves. He is especialy good at other people insights. So anyone else...
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