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Clifford D. Simak
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Магистраль вечности

3.69 of 5 stars 3.69  ·  rating details  ·  326 ratings  ·  18 reviews
"One of the best-loved authors in SF, Simak has built an appealing private universe with his rural settings and Midwestern ethos. His new novel once again questions material progress that scants moral values. A family of refugees flees into the past to escape the Infinites, aliens who are seducing Earth people away from their apathetic utopia and toward a transformation to ...more
Published (first published 1986)
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Metaphorosis
I ran across Clifford Simak years ago, and thought of him as the decent, but not compelling author of books such as Project Pope. Then, this year, I read his excellent All Flesh is Grass, and immediately went looking for more Simak to read.

Unfortunately, this book is a bit uneven. Some is excellent, but then there's this book. It's not bad. Despite an array of oddities and adventures, it still has Simak's usual understated feel, and it has plenty of ideas. What it doesn't have is the feel of a c
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Olethros
-La última novela del autor.-

Género. Ciencia-Ficción.

Lo que nos cuenta. Tom Boone, un periodista que ha demostrado una capacidad muy especial en situaciones de peligro pero que no sabe cómo manejarla, responde inmediatamente al súbito reclamo de Jay Corcoran, un ex agente de la CIA que ahora está en el sector privado al que conoció hace quince años y que tras un accidente sufrió una reconstrucción de parte de su cerebro que ha alterado su percepción y razonamiento mejorando su capacidad. Corcora
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Olethros
-La última novela del autor.-

Género. Ciencia-Ficción.

Lo que nos cuenta. Tom Boone, un periodista que ha demostrado una capacidad muy especial en situaciones de peligro pero que no sabe cómo manejarla, responde inmediatamente al súbito reclamo de Jay Corcoran, un ex agente de la CIA que ahora está en el sector privado al que conoció hace quince años y que tras un accidente sufrió una reconstrucción de parte de su cerebro que ha alterado su percepción y razonamiento mejorando su capacidad. Corcora
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Matteo Pellegrini

Jay Corcoran e Tom Boone sono amici da anni e in certe occasioni formano una coppia perfetta. Jay è un esperto nel raccogliere informazioni su chiunque, e Tom sa girare dietro gli angoli anche quando non ci sono. La scoperta di una stanza che non esiste sarà solo il punto di partenza ideale per un viaggio destinato a scaraventare i due amici in un'avventura ambientata nel più lontano passato e nel più remoto futuro. Incontreranno così una strana famiglia di esiliati che include il bizzarro Henry

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Dinara Tengri
Who wants to live forever? Does the promise of eternal life have a price? And how much are you willing to pay? These are the questions that we are faced with in Highway of Eternity (or Highway to Eternity), Clifford D. Simak’s last novel. What promises to be a mystery, soon evolves into an epic adventure through time and space, where our heroes will face mortal dangers and discover truths beyond their wildest imagination.

Tom Boone is a reporter, Jay Corcoran is a secret agent. And they have sup
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Keith
Simak's style and pace are quite engaging. The book had an episodic feel at times, like short stories strung together. Many of those episodes were trippy and surprising, in the vein of Phillip K. Dick. Perhaps because the book featured so many wildly imaginative concepts, there was no chance whatsoever of a satisfying ending that would bring everything together. The ending, as it turned out, was an attempt to tie everything together and to explain away all the coincidences. In doing so, the expl ...more
Xan
Al abrir este libro sabía que partía de un listón muy alto, porque "Estación de tránsito" es uno de mis libros favoritos. No tenía otras referencias del mismo autor y por eso me decidí por La autopista de la Eternidad. Me ha decepcionado, no alcanza el nivel de su obra maestra: parece escrita en los años cincuenta pero de hecho es el último libro de Simak y publicado en los ochenta. Ni los personajes ni el argumento han logrado engancharme.
Fredrick Danysh
When a client disappears from his hotel room Jay Corcoran discovers an invisible box on the side of the room. He and a friend enter and are transported to another time and place where they encounter aliens. The aliens are transforming humans into incorporeal forms to give them immortality.
Branimir
Изключителна тъпотия ...
Dev Null
Classic SF, and I really quite enjoyed it, but there seems to be this tendency / style in a bunch of earlier SF to be very intellectual and esoteric at the expense of actually telling a story of any sort. So I liked the characters, and the ideas that he plays with, but there's an awful lot of "...and then we went somewhere else weird and inexplicable" tied up with a bit of Alien Ex Machina at the end.
Danielle
Apr 05, 2010 Danielle rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Danielle by: Dad
Shelves: 2010
Simak's favourite themes are present in this novel, the connection between man and beast, man and robot and man and the rest of the universe. Two men get caught up in the drama of human refugees who are hiding against alien missionaries who wish to convert the entire population of human beings into incorporeal intelligences.

Dodie Reed
This is a really enjoyable book. I read it in two sittings and was intrigued. A group of people, mostly relatives, take a trip through space and time to end up in "Galactic Center". Each chapter is in the voice of a different person of the group. There are surprises and a goodly amount of "ETs".
Brendan Powell
I read this book as a teenager...remembered it vaguely, but wanted to re-read it. It was a good read...a little bit forced...and the sudden wrap-up at the end makes it feel like Simak ran out of ideas and just closed the book...but still a fun read.
Pete Bartel
Far-reaching time-travelling S.F. which questions origins & purpose of the universe. Leaves plenty of questions and some loose ends. Some dialogue is a bit stilted, but otherwise interesting reading.
Станислав Атанасов
Саймък винаги ми е бил малко странен и тази книга не прави изключение ... но какво да се прави. Иначе историята е хубава ...
Bradley
A bit confusing but okay story. =/
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