Clifford D. Simak

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Clifford D. Simak


Born
in Millville, Wisconsin, The United States
August 03, 1904

Died
April 25, 1988

Genre


"He was honored by fans with three Hugo awards and by colleagues with one Nebula award and was named the third Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) in 1977." (Wikipedia)

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Average rating: 3.96 · 97,082 ratings · 7,116 reviews · 691 distinct worksSimilar authors
Way Station

4.04 avg rating — 25,728 ratings — published 1988 — 77 editions
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City

4.08 avg rating — 16,155 ratings — published 1952 — 130 editions
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The Goblin Reservation

3.99 avg rating — 3,595 ratings — published 1968 — 53 editions
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Time and Again

3.89 avg rating — 3,193 ratings — published 1950 — 53 editions
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All Flesh is Grass

3.87 avg rating — 2,536 ratings — published 1965 — 41 editions
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Time Is the Simplest Thing

3.91 avg rating — 2,172 ratings — published 1961 — 41 editions
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A Choice of Gods

3.72 avg rating — 1,824 ratings — published 1972 — 31 editions
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Ring Around the Sun

3.79 avg rating — 1,782 ratings — published 1952 — 36 editions
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The Werewolf Principle

3.75 avg rating — 1,545 ratings — published 1967 — 40 editions
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Cemetery World

3.65 avg rating — 1,387 ratings — published 1972 — 34 editions
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Quotes by Clifford D. Simak  (?)
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“Here lies one from a distant star, but the soil is not alien to him, for in death he belongs to the universe.”
Clifford D. Simak, Way Station

“A religion is a system of symbols which acts to establish powerful, pervasive, and long-lasting moods in men by formulating conceptions of a general order of existence and clothing those conceptions with such an aura of factuality that the moods and motivations seem uniquely realistic.”
Clifford D. Simak

“Once there had been joy, but now there was only sadness, and it was not, he knew, alone the sadness of an empty house; it was the sadness of all else, the sadness of the Earth, the sadness of the failures and the empty triumphs.”
Clifford D. Simak, City

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All Flesh is Grass by Clifford D. Simak
1965, 250 pages, 3.87 stars
Kindle $7.99, inexpensive used paperback, probably not at library

"A mysterious invisible barrier suddenly encloses a small, out-of-the-way American town. It's been put there by a galactic intelligence intent on imposing harmony and cooperation on the different peoples of the universe. But to the inhabitants, the barrier evokes stark terror."


 
  9 votes, 36.0%

Into The Dark by Emma H. Frost
2018, 185 pages, unrated
Kindle $.99, not at library
(note this is only available as an ebook)

"The darkness is here...

3 high school seniors on a field trip sneak away from the rest of the class, and then massive destruction happens.

The power is out, their phones aren't working, they can't find their class or others, and debris falling and crashes are happening all around them.

Madison, Mason, and Becca must fight to survive in the aftermath, and they don't even know what happened.

When normal systems and structures are broken down, the fight to survive becomes even tougher.

Will they even make it through the first few nights alive?"


 
  7 votes, 28.0%

On Such a Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee
2014, 407 pages, 3.49 stars
Kindle $5.99, inexpensive used paperback, very likely at library

"Against a vividly imagined future America, Lee tells a stunning, surprising, and riveting story that will change the way readers think about the world they live in.

On Such a Full Sea takes Chang-rae Lee's elegance of prose, his masterly storytelling, and his long-standing interests in identity, culture, work, and love, and lifts them to a new plane. Stepping from the realistic and historical territories of his previous work, Lee brings us into a world created from scratch. Against a vividly imagined future America, Lee tells a stunning, surprising, and riveting story that will change the way readers think about the world they live in.

In a future, long-declining America, society is strictly stratified by class. Long-abandoned urban neighborhoods have been repurposed as highwalled, self-contained labor colonies. And the members of the labor class - descendants of those brought over en masse many years earlier from environmentally ruined provincial China - find purpose and identity in their work to provide pristine produce and fish to the small, elite, satellite charter villages that ring the labor settlement.

In this world lives Fan, a female fish-tank diver, who leaves her home in the B-Mor settlement (once known as Baltimore), when the man she loves mysteriously disappears. Fan's journey to find him takes her out of the safety of B-Mor, through the anarchic Open Counties, where crime is rampant with scant governmental oversight, and to a faraway charter village, in a quest that will soon become legend to those she left behind."


 
  5 votes, 20.0%

Return to Chernaya Bay by Arnold Eigger
2018, 185 pages, unrated
Kindle $2.99, $12.95 print, not at library
(note this is only available as an ebook)

"2077, North America, the world is a big pile of radioactive rubble, where clans of mutants and UNO forces are fighting each other for a borrowed future. After the North Atlantic Holocaust in 2028 and other tragic nuclear accidents such as Chernobyl and Fukushima, mankind is on its course to extinction. A circle of scientists, led by Oscar Barnes and his protégé Marushka Myers, is steering an undercover conspiracy from the underground shelter of Carp, Ontario, against the autocratic ruling power of UNO. Time is running out when resources are diminishing, lives are ending and options are becoming out of reach. For the survivors it is a matter of life and death. For Oscar Barnes, it is a battle against himself to prove that his scientific theory was visionary and represented the only hope for humanity. Will he succeed and save Marushka, the love of his life? Will their love triumph over the agony of the world?"


 
  4 votes, 16.0%

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