Clifford D. Simak

1 Time and Again

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Adventure 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2015-12-01
Description :  <b>After years in space, a man returns to Earth as something new and not completely human, in this “enormously inventive” novel by a Nebula Award winner (<i>Galaxy Science Fiction</i>).</b><br /><br /> Twenty years ago, Asher Sutton vanished somewhere in the star system 61 Cygni, an inaccessible corner of the universe that humankind has thus far been unable to explore. Now Asher has returned to Earth, having impossibly survived catastrophic damage to his spacecraft. But the star-traveler is not the same man he was when he began his journey two decades earlier. He is, in fact, no longer completely human. And he isn’t alone. But he has a message to convey that could have reality-altering consequences for the human galaxy-conquerors who consider themselves almost gods, and for the nearly human androids they create, enslave, and oppress. It is Asher’s destiny to change everything. His mission has made him a hero to some, a pariah to others—and a target for determined time-traveling assassins from the future whose mission it is to silence him at all costs before everything they cherish is obliterated.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> A true science fiction visionary, SFWA Grand Master Clifford D. Simak infused thrilling stories of time travel, space exploration, artificial intelligence, and alien contact with powerful, thought-provoking ideas. An enthralling masterwork of speculative fiction that astonishes while exploring humanity in all its disparate aspects, <i>Time and Again </i>can be counted among the prolific, multiple Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author’s most brilliantly imagined and successfully realized creations.<br /><br /> “One of those complex and enormously inventive stories&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;based on some real, honest, practical ethical thinking. It is an idea book.”<i> —Galaxy Science Fiction</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /><b>Praise for Clifford D. Simak</b><br /> “To read science fiction is to read Simak. The reader who does not like Simak stories does not like science fiction at all.” —Robert A. Heinlein<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “One of the best-loved authors in SF.” —<i>Publishers Weekly</i><br /><br /> During his fifty-five-year career, Clifford D. Simak produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune,</i>&#xa0;writing fiction in his spare time.<br /><br /> Simak was best known for the book&#xa0;<i>City</i>,&#xa0;a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel&#xa0;<i>Way Station.&#xa0;</i>In 1953&#xa0;<i>City</i>&#xa0;was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.

2 Way Station

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Adventure 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-07-21
Description :  <b>An ageless hermit runs a secret way station for alien visitors in the Wisconsin woods in this Hugo Award–winning science fiction classic</b><br /><br /> Enoch Wallace is not like other humans. Living a secluded life in the backwoods of Wisconsin, he carries a nineteenth-century rifle and never seems to age—a fact that has recently caught the attention of prying government eyes. The truth is, Enoch is the last surviving veteran of the American Civil War and, for close to a century, he has operated a secret way station for aliens passing through on journeys to other stars. But the gifts of knowledge and immortality that his intergalactic guests have bestowed upon him are proving to be a nightmarish burden, for they have opened Enoch’s eyes to humanity’s impending destruction. Still, one final hope remains for the human race&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. though the cure could ultimately prove more terrible than the disease.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel, <i>Way Station </i>is a magnificent example of the fine art of science fiction as practiced by a revered Grand Master. A cautionary tale that is at once ingenious, evocative, and compassionately human, it brilliantly supports the contention of the late, great Robert A. Heinlein that “to read science-fiction is to read Simak.”<br /><br /> “Simak does an excellent job.&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. [His] ideas are so sharp and his writing so warm.” —<i>The Guardian</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Well-told and interesting&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. Involving and fast-moving, with plenty of SF heft to its ideas, and plenty of emotional punch as well&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. Highly recommended.” —SF Site<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “This is the Old Master at his best.” —<i>Las Vegas Review-Journal</i><br /><br /> During his fifty-five-year career, Clifford D. Simak produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune,</i>&#xa0;writing fiction in his spare time.<br /><br /> Simak was best known for the book&#xa0;<i>City</i>,&#xa0;a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel&#xa0;<i>Way Station.&#xa0;</i>In 1953&#xa0;<i>City</i>&#xa0;was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.<br /> &#xa0;<br /><br /> &#xa0;

3 City

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Adventure 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2015-07-21
Description :  <b>This award-winning science fiction classic explores a far-future world inhabited by intelligent canines who pass down the tales of their human forefathers.</b><br /><br /> Thousands of years have passed since humankind abandoned the city—first for the countryside, then for the stars, and ultimately for oblivion—leaving their most loyal animal companions alone on Earth. Granted the power of speech centuries earlier by the revered Bruce Webster, the intelligent, pacifist dogs are the last keepers of human history, raising their pups with bedtime stories, passed down through generations, of the lost “websters” who gave them so much but will never return. With the aid of Jenkins, an ageless service robot, the dogs live in a world of harmony and peace. But they now face serious threats from their own and other dimensions, perhaps the most dangerous of all being the reawakened remnants of a warlike race called “Man.”<br /> &#xa0;<br /> In the Golden Age of Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein, Clifford D. Simak’s writing blazed as brightly as anyone’s in the science fiction firmament. Winner of the International Fantasy Award, <i>City </i>is a magnificent literary metropolis filled with an astonishing array of interlinked stories and structures—at once dystopian, transcendent, compassionate, and visionary.<br /><br /> “To read science-fiction is to read Simak. The reader who does not like Simak stories does not like science-fiction at all.” —Robert A. Heinlein<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Just about any work by Simak deserves to be considered a classic and <i>City</i> is no exception.&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. A unique perspective on the race of man and a fantastic read.” —SFBook.com<br /><br /> During his fifty-five-year career, CLIFFORD D. SIMAK produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune,</i>&#xa0;writing fiction in his spare time.<br /><br /> Simak was best known for the book&#xa0;<i>City</i>,&#xa0;a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel&#xa0;<i>Way Station.&#xa0;</i>In 1953&#xa0;<i>City</i>&#xa0;was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> DAVID W. WIXON was a close friend of Clifford D. Simak’s. As Simak’s health declined, Wixon, already familiar with science fiction publishing, began more and more to handle such things as his friend’s business correspondence and contract matters. Named literary executor of the estate after Simak’s death, Wixon began a long-term project to secure the rights to all of Simak’s stories and find a way to make them available to readers who, given the fifty-five-year span of Simak’s writing career, might never have gotten the chance to enjoy all of his short fiction. Along the way, Wixon also read the author’s surviving journals and rejected manuscripts, which made him uniquely able to provide Simak’s readers with interesting and thought-provoking commentary that sheds new light on the work and thought of a great writer.<br /> &#xa0;

4 The Street That Wasn't There

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Books 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2007-08-02
Description :  This story explores the unique idea that, although science has shown that matter cannot be created or destroyed, perhaps it is shaped by the collective minds or intelligence of those who inhabit it.

5 A Heritage of Stars

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fiction & Literature  Literary  Science Fiction & Literature  Adventure 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2017-07-04
Description :  <b>A man hunts for lost knowledge in a future society that’s reverted to a primitive tribal state in this novel by the author of <i>Way Station</i>.</b><br /><br /> More than a thousand years have passed since humankind intentionally destroyed its treacherous technology, choosing to revert back to a primitive tribal state. In this society the rusting brain cases of long-inert robots are considered trophies, and the scant knowledge that has survived is doled out to an inquisitive few in monastery-like “universities.” It is at one such center of learning that young Tom Cushing first reads of the legendary “Place of Going to the Stars,” rumored to exist on a high butte somewhere in the western part of the land. Driven by enthusiasm and an insatiable need to track the myth to its source, Tom sets out on an amazing trek across what was once called “America,” teaming up with a witch, the world’s last remaining robot, and other odd companions. But all the astonishing discoveries and dangers they encounter along the way will pale before the revelations that await them at journey’s end.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Clifford D. Simak, award-winning science fiction Grand Master, offers a breathtaking vision of the future that is both dystopian and hopeful in equal measure. In <i>A Heritage of Stars</i>, he boldly displays the heart, intelligence, and awesome imaginative powers that have established him as one of the all-time greatest authors of speculative fiction.<br /><br /> “To read science-fiction is to read Simak. The reader who does not like Simak stories does not like science-fiction at all.” —Robert A. Heinlein<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Just about any work by Simak deserves to be considered a classic.” —SFBook.com<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “One of the great makers of science fiction&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. The man shines through.” —Jack Williamson<br /><br /> During his fifty-five-year career, Clifford D. Simak produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune,</i>&#xa0;writing fiction in his spare time.<br /><br /> Simak was best known for the book&#xa0;<i>City</i>,&#xa0;a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel&#xa0;<i>Way Station.&#xa0;</i>In 1953&#xa0;<i>City</i>&#xa0;was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.

6 Empire

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Books 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2000-01-01
Description :  In a future time, the solar system is powered by one energy source, controlled by one huge organisation, which has plans to use this control to dominate the planets. Unknown to them a couple of maverick scientists accidentally develop a completely new form of energy supply and threaten the corporation's monopoly. Naturally the corporation can't allow this to happen. A stunning story about the manipulation of pure energy climaxing in interstellar conflict.

7 The Goblin Reservation

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fiction & Literature  Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2017-07-04
Description :  <b>From science fiction Grand Master Clifford D. Simak, an interstellar adventure of aliens, fairies, and time travel.</b><br /><br /> Until the day he was murdered, Professor Peter Maxwell was a respected faculty member of the College of Supernatural Phenomena. Imagine his chagrin when he turns up at a Wisconsin matter transmission station several weeks later and discovers he’s not only dead but unemployed.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> During an interstellar mission to investigate rumors of dragon activity, this alternate Maxwell was intercepted by a strange alien race that wanted him to carry knowledge of a remarkable technology back to Earth, and it seems someone does not want the information shared. Suddenly, it’s essential for Maxwell to find his own killer.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> He enlists the aid of Carol Hampton of the Time College, along with her pet saber-tooth tiger, a ghost with memory issues, and the intelligent Neanderthal Man recently rescued from a prehistoric cooking pot.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> But the search is pointing them toward the goblins, fairies, and assorted Little Folk living in reservations on campus, and into the dangerous heart of an interspecies blood feud that has been raging for millions of years.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Ingeniously inventive and unabashedly tongue-in-cheek, this novel demonstrates multi-award-winning fantasy and science fiction favorite Clifford D. Simak operating at the imaginative peak of his considerable powers.<br /><br /> “First-class entertainment.” —<i>The Sunday Times</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “The finest novel in a merry mood that Simak has yet given us.” —Fritz Leiber<br /> &#xa0;<br /><b>Praise for Clifford D. Simak</b><br /> “To read science fiction is to read Simak. The reader who does not like Simak stories does not like science fiction at all.” —Robert A. Heinlein<br /><br /> During his fifty-five-year career, Clifford D. Simak produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune,</i>&#xa0;writing fiction in his spare time.<br /><br /> Simak was best known for the book&#xa0;<i>City</i>,&#xa0;a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel&#xa0;<i>Way Station.&#xa0;</i>In 1953&#xa0;<i>City</i>&#xa0;was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.

8 Time Is the Simplest Thing

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Adventure 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2017-07-04
Description :  <b>A telepath acquires a powerful alien consciousness—and must run to escape corporate assassins and angry mobs—in this novel by the author of <i>Way Station</i>.</b><br /><br /> Space travel has been abandoned in the twenty-second century. It is deemed too dangerous, expensive, and inconvenient—and now the all-powerful Fishhook company holds the monopoly on interstellar exploration for commercial gain. Their secret is the use of “parries,” human beings with the remarkable telepathic ability to expand their minds throughout the universe. On what should have been a routine assignment, however, loyal Fishhook employee Shepherd Blaine is inadvertently implanted with a copy of an alien consciousness, becoming something more than human. Now he’s a company pariah, forced to flee the safe confines of the Fishhook complex. But the world he escapes into is not a safe sanctuary; Its people have been taught to hate and fear his parapsychological gift—and there is nowhere on Earth, or elsewhere, for Shepherd Blaine to hide.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> A Hugo Award nominee, <i>Time Is the Simplest Thing</i> showcases the enormous talents of one of the true greats of twentieth-century science fiction. This richly imagined tale of prejudice, corporate greed, oppression, and, ultimately, transcendence stands tall among Simak’s most enduring works.<br /><br /> “Just about any work by Simak deserves to be considered a classic.” —SFBook.com<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “To read science-fiction is to read Simak. The reader who does not like Simak stories does not like science-fiction at all.” —Robert A. Heinlein<br /> &#xa0;<br /> During his fifty-five-year career, Clifford D. Simak produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune,</i>&#xa0;writing fiction in his spare time.<br /><br /> Simak was best known for the book&#xa0;<i>City</i>,&#xa0;a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel&#xa0;<i>Way Station.&#xa0;</i>In 1953&#xa0;<i>City</i>&#xa0;was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.<br /> &#xa0;

9 The World That Couldn't Be

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Books 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  1988-01-01
Description :  The planet supported thriving tribes of natives but they were genderless. How could tribes form without families? But Gavin Duncan didn’t care. He had come to Layard to farm vua plants. Their berries cured mental illnesses and were one of the most expensive commodities in the galaxy. He was going to make his fortune if he could just keep the Cytha at bay a big, dumb animal that could munch through 10 rows of vua in a night.

10 The Time Travel Megapack

Author : Edward M. Lerner, Richard A. Lupoff, Clifford D. Simak, Damien Broderick, Reginald Bretnor, William F. Nolan, John Gregory Betancourt, James H. Schmitz, C.J. Henderson & Darrell Schweitzer
Genre :  Fantasy  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fiction & Literature  Horror 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2013-06-07
Description :  Time travel is one of the staples of science fiction, right up there with aliens, space opera, and robots. Most science fiction authors have written at least one time travel story. This collection samples some of the best. <br /> TIME OUT, by Edward M. Lerner<br /> THESE STONES WILL REMEMBER, by Reginald Bretnor<br /> PROJECT MASTODON, by John Gregory Betancourt&lt;<br /> 12:01 P.M., by Richard A. Lupoff<br /> TIME CONSIDERED AS A SERIES OF THERMITE BURNS IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER, by Damien Broderick<br /> TIME AND TIME AGAIN, by H. Beam Piper<br /> TRY, TRY AGAIN, by John Gregory Betancourt<br /> THE ETERNAL WALL, by Raymond Z. Gallun<br /> THE MAN FROM TIME, by Frank Belknap Long<br /> OF TIME AND TEXAS, by William F. Nolan<br /> THE EDGE OF THE KNIFE, by H. Beam Piper<br /> THROUGH TIME AND SPACE WITH FERDINAND FEGHOOT (10), by Grendel Briarton<br /> TIME BUM, by C.M. Kornbluth<br /> NEBOGIPFEL AT THE END OF TIME, by Richard A. Lupoff<br /> UNBORN TOMORROW, by Mack Reynolds<br /> LOST IN THE FUTURE, by John Victor Peterson<br /> THE WINDS OF TIME, by James H. Schmitz<br /> ARMAGEDDON -- 2419 A.D., by Philip Francis Nowlan<br /> THE MAN WHO SAW THE FUTURE, by Edmond Hamilton<br /> A TRAVELER IN TIME, by August Derleth<br /> THROUGH TIME AND SPACE WITH FERDINAND FEGHOOT (71), by Grendel Briarton<br /> FLIGHT FROM TOMORROW, by H. Beam Piper<br /> IN THE CRACKS OF TIME, by David Grace<br /> SWEEP ME TO MY REVENGE!, by Darrell Schweitzer<br /> THE SOLID MEN, by C.J. Henderson THROUGH TIME AND SPACE WITH FERDINAND FEGHOOT (Epsilon), by Grendel Briarton <br /><br /> And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Megapack" to see many more entries in this series, covering westerns, mysteries, science fiction, pulp fiction, and much, much more!

11 A Choice of Gods

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fiction & Literature  Religious 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2015-12-01
Description :  <b>A handful of humans and a multitude of robots create a new society on a mysteriously abandoned Earth in this breathtaking science fiction classic from one of the genre’s acknowledged masters</b><br /><br /><i>What if you woke up one morning on Earth .&#xa0;.&#xa0;. and no one else was there? </i>That is the reality that greeted a handful of humans, including Jason Whitney, his wife Martha, and the remnants of a tribe of Native Americans in the year 2135. Their inexplicable abandonment had unexpected benefits: the eventual development of mental telepathy and other extrasensory powers, inner peace, and best of all, near-immortality. Now, five thousand years later, most of the remaining humans live a tranquil, pastoral life, leaving technological and religious exploration to the masses of robot servants who no longer have humans to serve. But the unexpected reappearance of Jason’s brother, who had teleported to the stars many years before, threatens to change everything yet again—for John Whitney is the bearer of startling information about where Earth’s population went and why—and the most disturbing news of all: They may finally be coming home again.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Nominated for the Hugo Award when it first appeared in print more than forty years ago, Clifford D. Simak’s brilliant and thought-provoking <i>A Choice of Gods </i>has lost nothing of its power to astonish and intrigue. A masterwork of speculative fiction, intelligent and ingenious, it is classic Simak, standing tall among the very best science fiction that has ever been written.<br /><br /><b>Praise for Clifford D. Simak</b><br /> “To read science fiction is to read Simak. The reader who does not like Simak stories does not like science fiction at all.” —Robert A. Heinlein<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “One of the best-loved authors in SF.” —<i>Publishers Weekly</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Just about any work by Simak deserves to be considered a classic.” —SFBook.com<br /><br /> During his fifty-five-year career, Clifford D. Simak produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune,</i>&#xa0;writing fiction in his spare time.<br /><br /> Simak was best known for the book&#xa0;<i>City</i>,&#xa0;a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel&#xa0;<i>Way Station.&#xa0;</i>In 1953&#xa0;<i>City</i>&#xa0;was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.

12 All Flesh Is Grass

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fiction & Literature  Horror 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2015-07-21
Description :  <b>Long before <i>Under the Dome</i>, this novel of a town trapped within an invisible force field earned a Nebula Award nomination for the author of <i>Way Station</i>.</b><br /><br /> Nothing much ever happens in Millville, a small, secluded Middle-American community—until the day Brad Carter discovers he is unable to leave. It’s not just the nearly bankrupt real estate agent who’s being held prisoner; every other resident is also being confined within the town’s boundaries by an invisible force field that cannot be breached. As local tensions rapidly reach breaking point, a set of bizarre circumstances leads Brad to the source of their captivity, making him humanity’s reluctant ambassador to an alien race of sentient flora, and privy to these jailers’ ultimate intentions. But some of Millville’s most powerful citizens don’t take kindly to Carter’s “collaboration with the enemy,” even under the sudden threat of global apocalypse.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Decades before Stephen King trapped an entire town in <i>Under the Dome</i>, science fiction Grand Master Clifford D. Simak explored the shocking effects of communal captivity on an unsuspecting population. Nominated for the Nebula Award, <i>All Flesh Is Grass </i>is a riveting masterwork that brilliantly reinvents the alien invasion story.<br /><br /> “Admirably handled.” —<i>The Observer</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Without Simak, science fiction would have been without its most humane element, its most humane spokesman for the wisdom of the ordinary person and the value of life lived close to the land.” —James Gunn<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “To read science-fiction is to read Simak. The reader who does not like Simak stories does not like science-fiction at all.” —Robert A. Heinlein<br /><br /> During his fifty-five-year career, Clifford D. Simak produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune,</i>&#xa0;writing fiction in his spare time.<br /><br /> Simak was best known for the book&#xa0;<i>City</i>,&#xa0;a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel&#xa0;<i>Way Station.&#xa0;</i>In 1953&#xa0;<i>City</i>&#xa0;was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.

13 Hellhounds of the Cosmos

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Books 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  1988-04-25
Description :  This long story, drawn from “Astounding Stories” in June 1932, tells of an invasion of alien “Horrors” attacking major cities around the world, and mankind’s attempt to stop them.

14 Highway of Eternity

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2015-12-01
Description :  <b>Time travel involves dangers—from saber-toothed tigers to killer robots—but it may be humanity’s only hope in this novel by a Nebula Award–winning author.</b><br /><br /> What is the price of eternal life? Secret agent Jay Corcoran is about to learn the answer when his investigation into an inexplicable disappearance carries him and journalist friend Tom Boone hundreds of years into the past. Corcoran and Boone’s powerful extrasensory abilities lead them to an advanced transportation system through time, and back to the bucolic eighteenth-century English countryside. There, they discover a family from the distant future that is hiding from the Immortals—an alien race that, many centuries on, is seducing human subjects with the promise of immortality. But the cost of life eternal is the corporeal self, and there is no place in the aliens’ future for anyone unwilling to exist as mind alone. Now that the Evans family’s sanctuary has been breached, escape is the only answer—for Tom Boone and Jay Corcoran as well—and the only way out is forward .&#xa0;.&#xa0;. <i>far</i> forward. But racing through space and time can be a hazardous occupation, especially with monstrous beasts, killer robots, and Immortal body-destroyers waiting at every juncture.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> The last novel from acclaimed science fiction Grand Master Clifford D. Simak, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and numerous other awards, <i>Highway of Eternity </i>combines breathtaking action with provocative ideas and unparalleled ingenuity, the hallmarks of Simak’s exceptional art. It is a fitting finale for the man who stands alongside Heinlein, Asimov, Bradbury, and Clarke as one of the true giants of speculative fiction’s Golden Age.<br /><br /> “One of the best-loved authors in SF&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. An enjoyable ride.” —<i>Publishers Weekly</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /><b>Praise for Clifford D. Simak</b><br /> “To read science fiction is to read Simak. The reader who does not like Simak stories does not like science fiction at all.” —Robert A. Heinlein<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Just about any work by Simak deserves to be considered a classic.” —SFBook.com<br /><br /> During his fifty-five-year career, Clifford D. Simak produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune,</i>&#xa0;writing fiction in his spare time.<br /><br /> Simak was best known for the book&#xa0;<i>City</i>,&#xa0;a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel&#xa0;<i>Way Station.&#xa0;</i>In 1953&#xa0;<i>City</i>&#xa0;was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.

15 I Am Crying All Inside

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Adventure  Fiction & Literature  Short Stories 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-10-20
Description :  <b>From the Nebula Award–winning author of <i>Way Station</i>: Ten stories—including one never before published—of mystery and imagination in a world that cannot be. </b><br /><br /> People work; folk play. That is how it has been in this country for as long as Sam can remember. He is happy, and he understands that this is the way it should be. People are bigger than folk. They are stronger. They do not need food or water. They do not need the warmth of a fire. All they need are jobs to do and a blacksmith to fix them when they break. The people work so the folk can drink their moonshine, fish a little, and throw horseshoes. But once Sam starts to wonder why the world is like this, his life will never be the same.<br /><br /> Along with the other stories in this collection, “I Am Crying All Inside” is a compact marvel—a picture of an impossible reality that is not so different from our own.<br /><br /> Also included in this volume is the newly published “I Had No Head and My Eyes Were Floating Way Up in the Air,” originally written for Harlan Ellison’s&#xa0;<i>The Last Dangerous Visions.</i>™<br /><br /><i>Each story includes an introduction by David W. Wixon, literary executor of the Clifford D. Simak estate and editor of this ebook.</i><br /><br /> “To read science fiction is to read Simak. A reader who does not like Simak stories does not like science fiction at all.” —Robert A. Heinlein<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Like Olaf Stapledon and SF’s later mystics, Simak could dream on a grand scale.&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. Thoreau or Wordsworth would feel at home in his isolated houses rooted in natural landscapes.” —<i>Locus</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Simak is the most underrated great science fiction writer alive, and has never written a bad book.” —Theodore Sturgeon<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “I read [Simak’s] stories with particular attention, and I couldn’t help but notice the simplicity and directness of the writing—the utter clarity of it. I made up my mind to imitate it, and I labored over the years to make my writing simpler, clearer, more uncluttered, to present my scenes on a bare stage.” —Isaac Asimov<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Without Simak, science fiction would have been without its most humane element, its most humane spokesman for the wisdom of the ordinary person and the value of life lived close to the land.” —James Gunn<br /><br /> During his fifty-five-year career, Clifford D. Simak produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune,</i>&#xa0;writing fiction in his spare time.<br /><br /> Simak was best known for the book&#xa0;<i>City</i>,&#xa0;a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel&#xa0;<i>Way Station.&#xa0;</i>In 1953&#xa0;<i>City</i>&#xa0;was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.

16 Special Deliverance

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Adventure 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2015-12-01
Description :  <b>From a Nebula and Hugo award winner, “one the best-loved authors in SF”: A tale of humans and one robot navigating an alien puzzle-world (<i>Publishers Weekly</i>).</b><br /><br /> Following a conversation with a talking slot machine, Professor Edward Lansing finds himself mysteriously transported to a tavern on a long and empty road. It is immediately obvious to the educator that he is no longer on campus—or even Earth—and that he is not alone. Lansing’s new companions—a female engineer, a military officer, a humorless priest, a poetess, and a robot named Jurgens—all hail from separate alternate realities and share Lansing’s confusion. What is clear, however, is that they must continue down the road together, encountering a series of bizarre sights, dangerous obstacles, and perplexing puzzles along the way: an abandoned, decaying city; a set of doorways; a large blue cube; a tower that sings. Soon it is apparent they are all being tested for some eerie, inexplicable reason, and the choices each must make will determine his or her future. For those who fail, the alien trail will never be seen again.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> A provocative science fiction allegory, <i>Special Deliverance </i>is Hugo and Nebula Award–winner Clifford D. Simak’s <i>Pilgrim’s Progress</i>—a tale of great trials and hidden agendas that expose the foibles of humanity and a fantastic exploration of the human condition. A science fiction classic brimming with intelligence, invention, and wonder, it is yet another extraordinary creation from one of the genre’s most revered grandmasters.<br /><br /> “Simak’s prose is better than ever, clean and supple and occasionally brilliant; and his alien conundrums are appealing and persuasive. A captivating, near-vintage performance overall.” —<i>Kirkus Reviews</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /><b>Praise for Clifford D. Simak</b><br /> “One of the best-loved authors in SF.” —<i>Publishers Weekly</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “To read science fiction is to read Simak. The reader who does not like Simak stories does not like science fiction at all.” —Robert A. Heinlein<br /><br /> During his fifty-five-year career, Clifford D. Simak produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune,</i>&#xa0;writing fiction in his spare time.<br /><br /> Simak was best known for the book&#xa0;<i>City</i>,&#xa0;a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel&#xa0;<i>Way Station.&#xa0;</i>In 1953&#xa0;<i>City</i>&#xa0;was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.

17 The Fourth Golden Age of Science Fiction Megapack

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Science Fiction 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2014-06-05
Description :  The "Golden Age of Science Fiction" Megapacks are designed to introduce readers to classic science fiction writers who might otherwise be forgotten. This volume assembles 2 novels and 4 shorter works -- almost 500 pages of classic fiction -- by 3-time Hugo Award-winner Clifford D. Simak. Included are:<br /> TIME QUARRY [novel]<br /> EMPIRE [novel]<br /> THE STREET THAT WASN'T THERE [short story]<br /> THE WORLD THAT COULDN'T BE [novelet]<br /> HELLHOUNDS OF THE COSMOS [short story]<br /> PROJECT MASTODON [short story]<br /><br /> If you enjoy this book, search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the more than 100 other entries in the series, covering science fiction, modern authors, mysteries, westerns, classics, adventure stories, and much, much more! (Sort by publication date to see the most recent entries.)

18 Worlds Without End and Other Stories

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2010-06-24
Description :  A link between yesterday and the tomorrow that was here already ? The closer you move to something the farther away it got? Dreams constructed and maintained by society ? Stranded on an alien world with nobody to talk to except your spaceship? A world-to-world search for an elusive secret ? The bizarre, weird, strange creations of thing and worlds only Science Fiction Grand Master, Clifford D. Simak could have written ? and make believable.

19 Works of Clifford Simak (5 stories)

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Books 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2010-08-18
Description :  Empire<br/> <br/> Hellhounds of the Cosmos<br/> <br/> Project Mastodon<br/> <br/> The Street That Wasn&#39;t There<br/> <br/> The World That Couldn&#39;t Be

20 A Death in the House

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Science Fiction  Fiction & Literature  Short Stories 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2016-07-05
Description :  <b>Ten thrilling and intriguing tales of space travel, war, and alien encounters from multiple Hugo Award–winning Grand Master of Science Fiction Clifford D. Simak.</b><br /><br /> From Frank Herbert’s <i>Dune</i> to Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series to Philip K. Dick’s stories of bizarre visions of a dystopian future, the latter half of the twentieth century produced some of the finest examples of speculative fiction ever published. Yet no science fiction author was more highly regarded than Grand Master Clifford D. Simak, winner of numerous honors, including the Hugo and Nebula Awards and a Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> This magnificent compendium of stories, written during science fiction’s golden age, highlights Simak at his very best, combining ingenious concepts with his trademark humanism and exploring strange visitations, remarkable technologies, and humankind’s destiny in the possible worlds of tomorrow. Whether it’s an irascible old man’s discovery of a very unusual skunk that puts him at odds with the US Air Force, a county agent’s strange bond with the sentient alien flora he discovers growing in his garden, the problems a small town faces when its children mature too rapidly thanks to babysitters from another galaxy, or the gift a lonely farmer receives in exchange for aiding a dying visitor from another world, the events detailed in Simak’s poignant and beautiful tales will thrill, shock, amuse, and astonish in equal measure.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> One of the genre’s premier literary artists, Simak explores time travel and time engines; examines the rituals and superstitions of galactic travelers who have long forgotten their ultimate purpose; and even takes fascinating detours through World War II and the wild American West in a wondrous anthology that no science fiction fan should be without.<br /><br /><b>Praise for Clifford D. Simak</b><br /> “One of the best-loved authors in SF.” —<i>Publishers Weekly</i> on <i>Highway of Eternity</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “To read science fiction is to read Simak. The reader who does not like Simak stories does not like science-fiction at all.” —Robert A. Heinlein, Hugo Award–winning author of <i>Stranger in a Strange Land </i>and<i> Starship Troopers</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Just about any work by Simak deserves to be considered a classic.” —SFBook.com<br /><br /> During his fifty-five-year career, CLIFFORD D. SIMAK produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune,</i>&#xa0;writing fiction in his spare time.<br /><br /> Simak was best known for the book&#xa0;<i>City</i>,&#xa0;a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel&#xa0;<i>Way Station.&#xa0;</i>In 1953&#xa0;<i>City</i>&#xa0;was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> DAVID W. WIXON was a close friend of Clifford D. Simak’s. As Simak’s health declined, Wixon, already familiar with science fiction publishing, began more and more to handle such things as his friend’s business correspondence and contract matters. Named literary executor of the estate after Simak’s death, Wixon began a long-term project to secure the rights to all of Simak’s stories and find a way to make them available to readers who, given the fifty-five-year span of Simak’s writing career, might never have gotten the chance to enjoy all of his short fiction. Along the way, Wixon also read the author’s surviving journals and rejected manuscripts, which made him uniquely able to provide Simak’s readers with interesting and thought-provoking commentary that sheds new light on the work and thought of a great writer.

21 The Big Front Yard

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Fiction & Literature  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Short Stories  Adventure 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2016-08-02
Description :  <b>Tales of the unknown in which a fix-it man crosses into another dimension—and more</b><br /><br /> Hiram Taine is a handyman who can fix anything. When he isn’t fiddling with his tools, he is roaming through the woods with his dog, Towser, as he has done for as long as he can remember. He likes things that he can understand. But when a new ceiling appears in his basement—a ceiling that appears to have the ability to repair television sets so they’re better than before—he knows he has come up against a mystery that no man can solve.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novelette, “The Big Front Yard” is a powerful story about what happens when an ordinary man finds reality coming apart around him. Along with the other stories in this collection, it is some of the most lyrical science fiction ever published.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Each story includes an introduction by David W. Wixon, literary executor of the Clifford D. Simak estate and editor of this ebook.<br /><br /> “To read science fiction is to read Simak. A reader who does not like Simak stories does not like science fiction at all.” —Robert A. Heinlein<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Like Olaf Stapledon and SF’s later mystics, Simak could dream on a grand scale.&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. Thoreau or Wordsworth would feel at home in his isolated houses rooted in natural landscapes.” —<i>Locus</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Simak is the most underrated great science fiction writer alive, and has never written a bad book.” —Theodore Sturgeon<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “I read [Simak’s] stories with particular attention, and I couldn’t help but notice the simplicity and directness of the writing—the utter clarity of it. I made up my mind to imitate it, and I labored over the years to make my writing simpler, clearer, more uncluttered, to present my scenes on a bare stage.” —Isaac Asimov<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Without Simak, science fiction would have been without its most humane element, its most humane spokesman for the wisdom of the ordinary person and the value of life lived close to the land.” —James Gunn<br /><br /> During his fifty-five-year career, Clifford D. Simak produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune,</i>&#xa0;writing fiction in his spare time.<br /> Simak was best known for the book&#xa0;<i>City</i>,&#xa0;a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel&#xa0;<i>Way Station.&#xa0;</i>In 1953&#xa0;<i>City</i>&#xa0;was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.

22 Good Night, Mr. James

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Fiction & Literature  Short Stories  Science Fiction 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2016-07-05
Description :  <b>Strange, poignant tales of life on tomorrow’s Earth and in outer space from multiple Hugo Award–winning Grand Master of Science Fiction Clifford D. Simak.</b><br /><br /> Virtually every major author from science fiction’s fabled golden age—including Poul Anderson, Isaac Asimov, and Robert A. Heinlein—agreed that Clifford D. Simak was one of the greatest among them. Named Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, the award-winning author created enduring visions of future worlds, perilous space explorations, and weird alien encounters as rich in emotion and humanity as they are in ingenious invention. This is an essential collection of short fiction from the remarkable mind and heart of a true giant of twentieth-century speculative fiction, featuring powerful examples of literary science fiction at its very best.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Beginning with the unforgettable title story—a wry and chilling horror tale about cloning and alien invasion that inspired the classic teleplay “The Duplicate Man” from the television series <i>The Outer Limits</i>—Simak propels the reader on a breathtaking journey across the galaxies and into the future. He then enthralls us with the strange chronicle of twin siblings, one tied to the Earth, the other drawn to the stars; imaginings of a volatile reunion of two former enemies who must join forces on Jupiter’s moon or face extinction; and the story of a house in the middle of nowhere that serves as a gateway back to prehistoric times.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> With his wondrous tales of a journalist’s miraculous discovery of fairies and sprites in the world, a census three centuries in the making that uncovers an unknown leap forward in human evolution, and the nightmare realities of future elder care, Simak demonstrates once again that he is not only one of the greatest science fiction writers of the twentieth century, but also one of the greatest of all time.<br /><br /><b>Praise for Clifford D. Simak</b><br /> “One of the best-loved authors in SF.” —<i>Publishers Weekly</i> on <i>Highway of Eternity</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Good fantasy—and that includes science fiction—takes off from the known for its flights into the new. Cliff Simak was a master of the art.” —Jack Williamson, award-winning author of <i>Terraforming Earth</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “To read science fiction is to read Simak. The reader who does not like Simak stories<br /> does not like science-fiction at all.” —Robert A. Heinlein, Hugo Award–winning author of <i>Stranger in a Strange Land </i>and<i> Starship Troopers</i><br /><br /> During his fifty-five-year career, CLIFFORD D. SIMAK produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune,</i>&#xa0;writing fiction in his spare time.<br /><br /> Simak was best known for the book&#xa0;<i>City</i>,&#xa0;a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel&#xa0;<i>Way Station.&#xa0;</i>In 1953&#xa0;<i>City</i>&#xa0;was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> DAVID W. WIXON was a close friend of Clifford D. Simak’s. As Simak’s health declined, Wixon, already familiar with science fiction publishing, began more and more to handle such things as his friend’s business correspondence and contract matters. Named literary executor of the estate after Simak’s death, Wixon began a long-term project to secure the rights to all of Simak’s stories and find a way to make them available to readers who, given the fifty-five-year span of Simak’s writing career, might never have gotten the chance to enjoy all of his short fiction. Along the way, Wixon also read the author’s surviving journals and rejected manuscripts, which made him uniquely able to provide Simak’s readers with interesting and thought-provoking commentary that sheds new light on the work and thought of a great writer.

23 Fantastic Stories Presents: Fantasy Super Pack #1

Author : Robert E. Howard, Philip K. Dick, James Blish, H. P. Lovecraft, Mary Elizabeth Counselman, Alan Edward Nourse, Clifford D. Simak, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Frederik Pohl, August Derleth, Lester del Rey, Fritz Leiber, Carl Jacobi, Philip José Farmer, Warren Lapine, Ada Milenkovic Brown, B. W. Clough, F. Marion Crawford, Lillian Csernica, William R. Eakin, Michael M. Jones, Paul Kincaid, Shariann Lewitt, Edward J. McFadden III, William F. Nolan, Chuck Rothman, Clark Ashton Smith, Jean-Louis Trudel, Jamie Wild, David Niall Wilson & Robert F. Young
Genre :  Adventure  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Short Stories  Science Fiction  Fantasy  Fiction & Literature  Classics  Contemporary 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2014-06-17
Description :  The editors at www.fantasticstoriesoftheimagination.com present thirty-two wonderful tales of fantasy in this completely revised second edition text. More than seven hundred and fifty pages for your reading pleasure. Escape today! &#39;Immortal&#39; by Shariann Lewitt; &#39;The Thing in the Attic&#39; by James Blish; &#39;To Serve A Prince&#39; by B.W. Clough; &#39;Red Nails&#39; by Robert E. Howard; &#39;Your Name Is Eve&#39; by Michael M. Jones; &#39;The Knights of Arthur&#39; by Frederik Pohl; &#39;Go Through&#39; by Alma Alexander; &#39;Piper in the Woods&#39; by Philip K. Dick; &#39;Maeve&#39; by Lillian Csernica; &#39;A Knyght Ther Was&#39; by Robert F. Young; &#39;Edenbridge&#39; by Paul Kincaid; &#39;The Moon Is Green&#39; by Fritz Leiber; &#39;Where Angels Fall&#39; by Jean-Louis Trudel; &#39;The Worlds of If&#39; by Stanley G. Weinbaum; &#39;The Street That Wasn&#39;t There&#39; by Simak and Jacobi; &#39;Double Exposure&#39; by Lou Antonelli; &#39;Rastignac The Devil&#39; by Philip José Farmer; &#39;Pest Control&#39; by Chuck Rothman; &#39;Anomaly&#39; by David Niall Wilson; &#39;The World That Couldn&#39;t Be&#39; by Clifford D. Simak; &#39;A Stitch in Time Saves Nine&#39; by Edward J. McFadden III; &#39;Man Overboard!&#39; by F. Marion Crawford; &#39;Wisteria&#39; by Ada Milenkovic Brown; &#39;A Traveler in Time&#39; by August Derleth; &#39;Lawnmower Moe&#39; by William R. Eakin; &#39;Way Station&#39; by Mary Elizabeth Counselman; &#39;The Ghost of Mohammed Din&#39; by Clark Ashton Smith; &#39;No Strings Attached&#39; by Lester del Rey; &#39;Second Sight&#39; by Alan E. Nourse; &#39;Of Time And Texas&#39; by William F. Nolan; &#39;The Rats in the Walls&#39; by H. P. Lovecraft; and &#39;Gainful Employment&#39; by Jamie Wild.

24 The Ghost of a Model T

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Fiction & Literature  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Short Stories  Adventure 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2016-08-02
Description :  <b>Tales of nostalgia and loss in a world overrun by technology</b><br /><br /> Hank is walking home from the bar when the Model T pulls alongside him. It’s been decades since he saw a car this old, and the sound of it takes him right back to his twenties. The door is open, and when he climbs in, the car takes off—without a driver. Before he knows what’s happened, Hank is right back at Big Spring Pavilion, where he spent his youth drinking bootleg whiskey and chasing pretty girls. He will find the past is not quite as he remembered it, but still a lovely place to go for a drive.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> This collection includes some of the finest short fiction Clifford Simak ever wrote, including “City,” the story that became the basis for his beloved novel of the same name. In the history of science fiction, no author has ever better understood that the Great Plains and the cosmos are closer together than we think.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Each story includes an introduction by David W. Wixon, literary executor of the Clifford D. Simak estate and editor of this ebook.<br /><br /> “To read science fiction is to read Simak. A reader who does not like Simak stories does not like science fiction at all.” —Robert A. Heinlein<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Like Olaf Stapledon and SF’s later mystics, Simak could dream on a grand scale.&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. Thoreau or Wordsworth would feel at home in his isolated houses rooted in natural landscapes.” —<i>Locus</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Simak is the most underrated great science fiction writer alive, and has never written a bad book.” —Theodore Sturgeon<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “I read [Simak’s] stories with particular attention, and I couldn’t help but notice the simplicity and directness of the writing—the utter clarity of it. I made up my mind to imitate it, and I labored over the years to make my writing simpler, clearer, more uncluttered, to present my scenes on a bare stage.” —Isaac Asimov<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Without Simak, science fiction would have been without its most humane element, its most humane spokesman for the wisdom of the ordinary person and the value of life lived close to the land.” —James Gunn<br /><br /> During his fifty-five-year career, Clifford D. Simak produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune,</i>&#xa0;writing fiction in his spare time.<br /><br /> Simak was best known for the book&#xa0;<i>City</i>,&#xa0;a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel&#xa0;<i>Way Station.&#xa0;</i>In 1953&#xa0;<i>City</i>&#xa0;was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.

25 Hellhounds of the Cosmos and Other Tales from the Fourth Dimension

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Adventure  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2011-02-07
Description :  This volume assembles four of Clifford D. Simak's classic short works into one volume, plus a lengthy introduction to the author and his work. Included are: "Hellhounds of the Cosmos" (in which invaders from the fourth dimension ravage the Earth), "The World that Couldn't Be" (in which a farmer on an alien world tried to hunt down the creature destroying his crops -- only to find himself the prey), "The Street that Wasn't There" (written with Carl Jacobi -- in which an entire street mysterious vanishes), and "Project Mastodon" (in which time travellers stuck in the past come up with an ingenious plan). Great pulp science fiction from a master!

26 The Werewolf Principle

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Adventure  High Tech 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2015-07-21
Description :  <b>His body hosting a pair of strange alien presences, an amnesiac space traveler returns home to an unrecognizable Earth </b><br /><br /> Many centuries in the future, a two-hundred-year-old man is discovered hibernating in a space capsule orbiting a distant star. Transported back to his home planet, Andrew Blake awakens to an Earth he does not recognize—a world of flying cars and sentient floating houses—with no memory whatsoever of his history or purpose. But he has not returned alone. The last survivor of a radical experiment abandoned more than a century earlier, Blake was genetically altered to be able to adapt to extreme alien environments, and now he can sense other presences inhabiting his mind and body. One is a biological computer of astonishing power; the other is a powerful creature akin to a large wolf. And Blake is definitely <i>not</i> the one in control. With his sanity hanging in the balance, Blake’s only option is to set out in frantic pursuit of his past, the truth, his destiny—and quite possibly the fate of humankind.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> A bravura demonstration of unparalleled imagination, intelligence, and heart, <i>The Werewolf Principle</i> addresses weighty issues of genetic manipulation that are as relevant today as when the novel first appeared in print. One of the all-time best and brightest in speculative fiction, Grand Master Clifford D. Simak offers a moving, stunning, witty, and thought-provoking exploration of what it means to be human.<br /><br /> “[Simak] crafts a wonderful little vision of the future.” —Tor.com<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Just about any work by Simak deserves to be considered a classic.” —SFBook.com<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “To read science-fiction is to read Simak. The reader who does not like Simak stories does not like science-fiction at all.” —Robert A. Heinlein<br /><br /> During his fifty-five-year career, Clifford D. Simak produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune,</i>&#xa0;writing fiction in his spare time.<br /><br /> Simak was best known for the book&#xa0;<i>City</i>,&#xa0;a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel&#xa0;<i>Way Station.&#xa0;</i>In 1953&#xa0;<i>City</i>&#xa0;was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.<br /> &#xa0;

27 Our Children's Children

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2015-12-01
Description :  <b>Fleeing a carnivorous race of alien monsters, the entire surviving human population from five hundred years in the future escapes into the present in this thrilling science fiction adventure from one of the Golden Age greats</b><br /><br /> Our human descendants from five centuries in the future are coming to visit—all one billion of them—arriving via tunnels through time. Even though the present is merely a stopover and their ultimate destination is the age of the dinosaurs, their arrival has caused a worldwide uproar. Some folks want them gone and some want to go with them, as governments and powerful corporations alike scheme to get their hands on remarkable, potentially profitable time travel technology. There is a dark and terrifying reason, however, for the visitors’ abrupt arrival. Our frightened descendants are seeking sanctuary from carnivorous aliens who have descended upon the future Earth, a threat that could mean the rapid destruction of the entire human race. And the end could come sooner than anyone imagined—for some of the intelligent, rapidly breeding extraterrestrial monsters who have been devouring our children’s children may well have followed their prey back to the now.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> A speculative fiction master who stands alongside Asimov, Clarke, and Heinlein in the pantheon of Golden Age science fiction gods, multiple Hugo and Nebula Award–winner Clifford D. Simak delivers an alien invasion tale that is at once wildly imaginative, seriously thought-provoking, and just plain fun.<br /><br /><b>Praise for Clifford D. Simak</b><br /> “One of the best-loved authors in SF.” —<i>Publishers Weekly</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Just about any work by Simak deserves to be considered a classic.” —SFBook.com<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “To read science fiction is to read Simak. The reader who does not like Simak stories does not like science fiction at all.” —Robert A. Heinlein<br /><br /> During his fifty-five-year career, Clifford D. Simak produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune,</i>&#xa0;writing fiction in his spare time.<br /><br /> Simak was best known for the book&#xa0;<i>City</i>,&#xa0;a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel&#xa0;<i>Way Station.&#xa0;</i>In 1953&#xa0;<i>City</i>&#xa0;was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.

28 The Science Fiction Novel Super Pack No. 1

Author : Frederik Pohl, Clifford D. Simak, David Lindsay, Lester del Rey, Murray Leinster, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Philip José Farmer, Edmond Hamilton, Andre Norton, Harry Harrison & Allan E. Nourse
Genre :  Adventure  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Science Fiction  Short Stories  Fantasy  Contemporary  Fiction & Literature  Classics 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2016-02-05
Description :  The Science Fiction Novel Super Pack #1 brings you ten full novels, and more than 1,500 pages of awe inspiring fiction. These are the novelists who shaped the field. Collectively these authors have won thirteen Hugo awards and four Nebula awards, while six of them have been named Grand Masters by the Science Fiction Writers of America. Collected here are: ‘Empire’ by Clifford D. Simak; ‘Falcons of Narabedla’ by Marion Zimmer Bradley; ‘The Green Odyssey’ by Philip José Farmer; ‘The Stars, My Brothers’ by Edmond Hamilton; ‘The Time Traders’ by Andre Norton; ‘Deathworld’ by Harry Harrison; ‘Star Surgeon’ by Alan E. Nourse; ‘A Voyage to Arcturus’ by David Lindsay; ‘Preferred Risk’ by Frederik Pohl &amp; Lester del Rey; ‘Space Tug’ by Murray Leinster.

29 The Shipshape Miracle

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Science Fiction  Fiction & Literature  Short Stories 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2017-07-04
Description :  <b>Nine tales of imagination and wonder from one of the formative voices of science fiction and fantasy, the author of <i>Way Station</i> and <i>City</i>. </b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, Clifford D. Simak was a preeminent voice during the decades that established sci-fi as a genre to be reckoned with. Held in the same esteem as fellow luminaries Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, and Ray Bradbury, his novels continue to enthrall today’s readers. And his short fiction is still as gripping and surprising now as when it first entertained an entire generation of fans.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> The title story is just one example of this. Cheviot Sherwood doesn’t believe in miracles. They never seem to pay off. So when he’s marooned on a planet with no plan for escape and no working radio, he takes it in stride and prepares for a long stay gathering food, making shelter, and collecting all the diamonds the world has to offer. But when a ship like none he’s ever encountered lands, he sees his salvation—and an opportunity to take the priceless craft for himself. Unfortunately, his “rescuer” has the same idea .&#xa0;.&#xa0;.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> This volume also includes the celebrated short works “Eternity Lost,” “Shotgun Cure,” and “Paradise,” among others.<br /> &#xa0;<br /><i>Each story includes an introduction by David W. Wixon, literary executor of the Clifford D. Simak estate and editor of this ebook.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /><b>Praise for Clifford D. Simak</b><br /> “To read science fiction is to read Simak. A reader who does not like Simak stories does not like science fiction at all.” —Robert A. Heinlein<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Like Olaf Stapledon and SF’s later mystics, Simak could dream on a grand scale.&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. Thoreau or Wordsworth would feel at home in his isolated houses rooted in natural landscapes.” —<i>Locus</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Simak is the most underrated great science fiction writer alive, and has never written a bad book.” —Theodore Sturgeon<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “I read [Simak’s] stories with particular attention, and I couldn’t help but notice the simplicity and directness of the writing—the utter clarity of it. I made up my mind to imitate it, and I labored over the years to make my writing simpler, clearer, more uncluttered, to present my scenes on a bare stage.” —Isaac Asimov<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Without Simak, science fiction would have been without its most humane element, its most humane spokesman for the wisdom of the ordinary person and the value of life lived close to the land.” —James Gunn<br /> &#xa0;<br /> During his fifty-five-year career, CLIFFORD D. SIMAK produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune,</i>&#xa0;writing fiction in his spare time.<br /><br /> Simak was best known for the book&#xa0;<i>City</i>,&#xa0;a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel&#xa0;<i>Way Station.&#xa0;</i>In 1953&#xa0;<i>City</i>&#xa0;was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> DAVID W. WIXON was a close friend of Clifford D. Simak’s. As Simak’s health declined, Wixon, already familiar with science fiction publishing, began more and more to handle such things as his friend’s business correspondence and contract matters. Named literary executor of the estate after Simak’s death, Wixon began a long-term project to secure the rights to all of Simak’s stories and find a way to make them available to readers who, given the fifty-five-year span of Simak’s writing career, might never have gotten the chance to enjoy all of his short fiction. Along the way, Wixon also read the author’s surviving journals and rejected manuscripts, which made him uniquely able to provide Simak’s readers with interesting and thought-provoking commentary that sheds new light on the work and thought of a great writer.

30 Mastodonia

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Adventure 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2015-12-01
Description :  <b>In rural Wisconsin, wonder clashes dangerously with corporate greed when an alien visitor opens up a gateway through time into a breathtaking prehistoric lost world</b><br /><br /> On sabbatical from teaching at a small university, paleontologist Asa Steele is content to relax amidst the pastoral splendor of his Wisconsin farm. That is, until his dog starts bringing home unrecognizable artifacts and, strangest of all, fresh dinosaur bones. Since boyhood, Asa has heard the rumors of a UFO crash site nearby, and his encounter with a cat-faced alien life form proves the old story to be shockingly true. A gregarious immortal stranded on Earth for fifty thousand years, Catface has the power to create portals in time, and now he has opened a gateway into a prehistoric world of wonder and beauty, a place Asa calls “Mastodonia.” But keeping this idyllic realm a secret from a prying government and the greedy corporate entities it serves could prove impossible—and perilous—when there are resources to drain, land to despoil, and gargantuan vanished beasts from a distant age to hunt down and destroy in the name of profit.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Clifford D. Simak’s glorious vision of a gateway to the past and of the tantalizing commercial potential of all things prehistoric predates Michael Crichton’s <i>Jurassic Park </i>by many years, yet it remains as provocative, enthralling, and fun for twenty-first-century science fiction lovers as it was for its original readers. Breathtaking, thrilling, imaginative, and awe-inspiring, <i>Mastodonia </i>is a world that, once entered, can never be forgotten, such is the unique creative genius of legendary science fiction Grand Master Simak, one of the most revered writers ever to dream the future .&#xa0;.&#xa0;. and the past.<br /><br /><b>Praise for Clifford D. Simak</b><br /> “To read science fiction is to read Simak. The reader who does not like Simak stories does not like science fiction at all.” —Robert A. Heinlein<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “One of the best-loved authors in SF.” —<i>Publishers Weekly</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Just about any work by Simak deserves to be considered a classic.” —SFBook.com<br /><br /> During his fifty-five-year career, Clifford D. Simak produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune,</i>&#xa0;writing fiction in his spare time.<br /><br /> Simak was best known for the book&#xa0;<i>City</i>,&#xa0;a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel&#xa0;<i>Way Station.&#xa0;</i>In 1953&#xa0;<i>City</i>&#xa0;was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.

31 Dusty Zebra

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Science Fiction  Fiction & Literature  Short Stories 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2017-07-04
Description :  <b>Tales of science fiction and adventure from the Hugo Award–winning author of <i>Way Station </i>and <i>City.</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> The long and prolific career of Clifford D. Simak cemented him as one of the formative voices of the science fiction and fantasy genre. The third writer to be named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, his literary legacy stands alongside those of Robert A. Heinlein and Ray Bradbury. This striking collection of nine tales showcases Simak’s ability to take the everyday and turn it into something truly compelling, taking readers on a long journey in a very short time.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> In “Dusty Zebra,” Joe discovers a portal that allows him to exchange everyday objects with an entity he can neither see nor hear, and soon learns that one man’s treasure may be another dimension’s trash. In “Retrograde Evolution,” an interplanetary trading vessel tries to figure out how to deal with a remote society that has suddenly decided to become far less civilized. And in “Project Mastodon,” an unusual ambassador from an unheard-of country offers amazing opportunities in a place the modern world can never compete with: the past. Simak’s mastery of the short form is on display in these and six other stories.<br /> &#xa0;<br /><i>Each story includes an introduction by David W. Wixon, literary executor of the Clifford D. Simak estate and editor of this ebook.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /><b>Praise for Clifford D. Simak</b><br /> “To read science fiction is to read Simak. A reader who does not like Simak stories does not like science fiction at all.” —Robert A. Heinlein<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Like Olaf Stapledon and SF’s later mystics, Simak could dream on a grand scale.&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. Thoreau or Wordsworth would feel at home in his isolated houses rooted in natural landscapes.” —<i>Locus</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Simak is the most underrated great science fiction writer alive, and has never written a bad book.” —Theodore Sturgeon<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “I read [Simak’s] stories with particular attention, and I couldn’t help but notice the simplicity and directness of the writing—the utter clarity of it. I made up my mind to imitate it, and I labored over the years to make my writing simpler, clearer, more uncluttered, to present my scenes on a bare stage.” —Isaac Asimov<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Without Simak, science fiction would have been without its most humane element, its most humane spokesman for the wisdom of the ordinary person and the value of life lived close to the land.” —James Gunn<br /><br /> During his fifty-five-year career, CLIFFORD D. SIMAK produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune,</i>&#xa0;writing fiction in his spare time.<br /> Simak was best known for the book&#xa0;<i>City</i>,&#xa0;a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel&#xa0;<i>Way Station.&#xa0;</i>In 1953&#xa0;<i>City</i>&#xa0;was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> DAVID W. WIXON was a close friend of Clifford D. Simak’s. As Simak’s health declined, Wixon, already familiar with science fiction publishing, began more and more to handle such things as his friend’s business correspondence and contract matters. Named literary executor of the estate after Simak’s death, Wixon began a long-term project to secure the rights to all of Simak’s stories and find a way to make them available to readers who, given the fifty-five-year span of Simak’s writing career, might never have gotten the chance to enjoy all of his short fiction. Along the way, Wixon also read the author’s surviving journals and rejected manuscripts, which made him uniquely able to provide Simak’s readers with interesting and thought-provoking commentary that sheds new light on the work and thought of a great writer.

32 Second Childhood

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Books  Science Fiction & Literature  High Tech 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2017-01-17
Description :  Achieving immortality is only half of the problem. The other half is knowing how to live with it once it’s been made possible—and inescapable!

33 The Thing in the Stone

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Science Fiction  Fiction & Literature  Short Stories 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2017-07-04
Description :  <b>A mind-opening collection of short science fiction from one of the genre’s most revered Grand Masters.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Legendary author Robert A. Heinlein proclaimed, “To read science fiction is to read Simak. A reader who does not like Simak stories does not like science fiction at all.” The remarkably talented Clifford D. Simak was able to ground his vast imagination in reality, and then introduce readers to fantastical worlds and concepts they could instantly and completely dig into, comprehend, and enjoy.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> In the title story, a man’s newfound ability to walk in the past allows him to dwell among dinosaurs, saber-toothed tigers .&#xa0;.&#xa0;. and something even more timeless. In “Construction Shack,” the first manned expedition to Pluto reveals that no matter how advanced aliens may be, even they don’t always get everything right. And in “Univac 2200,” the thin line between humans creating technology and humans becoming technology is about to be crossed—and there may be no going back.<br /> &#xa0;<br /><i>Each story includes an introduction by David W. Wixon, literary executor of the Clifford D. Simak estate and editor of this ebook.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /><b>Praise for Clifford D. Simak</b><br /> “Like Olaf Stapledon and SF’s later mystics, Simak could dream on a grand scale.&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. Thoreau or Wordsworth would feel at home in his isolated houses rooted in natural landscapes.” —<i>Locus</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Simak is the most underrated great science fiction writer alive, and has never written a bad book.” —Theodore Sturgeon<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “I read [Simak’s] stories with particular attention, and I couldn’t help but notice the simplicity and directness of the writing—the utter clarity of it. I made up my mind to imitate it, and I labored over the years to make my writing simpler, clearer, more uncluttered, to present my scenes on a bare stage.” —Isaac Asimov<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Without Simak, science fiction would have been without its most humane element, its most humane spokesman for the wisdom of the ordinary person and the value of life lived close to the land.” —James Gunn<br /><br /> During his fifty-five-year career, CLIFFORD D. SIMAK produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune,</i>&#xa0;writing fiction in his spare time.<br /><br /> Simak was best known for the book&#xa0;<i>City</i>,&#xa0;a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel&#xa0;<i>Way Station.&#xa0;</i>In 1953&#xa0;<i>City</i>&#xa0;was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> DAVID W. WIXON was a close friend of Clifford D. Simak’s. As Simak’s health declined, Wixon, already familiar with science fiction publishing, began more and more to handle such things as his friend’s business correspondence and contract matters. Named literary executor of the estate after Simak’s death, Wixon began a long-term project to secure the rights to all of Simak’s stories and find a way to make them available to readers who, given the fifty-five-year span of Simak’s writing career, might never have gotten the chance to enjoy all of his short fiction. Along the way, Wixon also read the author’s surviving journals and rejected manuscripts, which made him uniquely able to provide Simak’s readers with interesting and thought-provoking commentary that sheds new light on the work and thought of a great writer.

34 The Works of Clifford D. Simak Volume One

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Adventure  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Science Fiction 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2017-10-31
Description :  <b>Two classic novels and a short story collection from the legendary Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author in one volume.</b><br /><br /> This volume from an icon of the Golden Age of science fiction includes:<br /> &#xa0;<br /><i>City</i>: In this International Fantasy Award–winning novel, millennia have passed since humankind abandoned Earth, leaving their most loyal animal companions alone. Granted the power of speech centuries earlier, the intelligent, pacifist dogs are the last keepers of human history. With the aid of Jenkins, an ageless service robot, the dogs live in harmony and peace. But now they’re threatened by the reawakened remnants of a warlike race called “Man.”<br /> &#xa0;<br /><i>A Heritage of Stars</i>: More than a thousand years have passed since humankind intentionally destroyed its treacherous technology. The scant knowledge that has survived is kept in monastery-like “universities” where Tom Cushing learns of the legendary “Place of Going to the Stars.” On an amazing trek across what was once America, Tom and a band of misfits seek the source of the myth, only to discover an astonishing revelation at the end of their journey.<br /> &#xa0;<br /><i>Grotto of the Dancing Deer</i>: Ten tales of wonder, danger, and the future, including the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning “Grotto of the Dancing Deer,” in which a man carrying an ancient secret finally speaks up, unable to bear any longer the loneliness he has experienced for millennia; “Over the River,” where children from an embattled future are sent back for safekeeping to their ancestors in the peaceful past; “Day of Truce,” about the inhabitants of a suburban subdivision who must barricade themselves against bands of roving attackers who invade when the gates open wide one day every year; and seven more stories from a master of speculative fiction.<br /><br /> During his fifty-five-year career, CLIFFORD D. SIMAK produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune,</i>&#xa0;writing fiction in his spare time.<br /> Simak was best known for the book&#xa0;<i>City</i>,&#xa0;a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel&#xa0;<i>Way Station.&#xa0;</i>In 1953&#xa0;<i>City</i>&#xa0;was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.

35 Galaxy Science Fiction Super Pack #2

Author : Fritz Leiber, Philip K. Dick, Stanley R. Lee, Edgar Pangborn, R. A. Lafferty, Clifford D. Simak, James Stamers, Jim Harmon, C. M. Kornbluth, Ron Goulart, Wallace West, Algis Budrys, Con Blomberg, F. L. Wallace, Tom Purdom, Bill Doede, Warren Lapine, George O Smith, Richard Sabia, Walter M. Miller Jr, Laurence Janifer, Herbert D. Kastle, Jack Sharkey, Richard R. Smith & Sydney van Scyoc
Genre :  Adventure  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Science Fiction  Fantasy  Contemporary  Fiction & Literature  Classics  Short Stories 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2016-04-15
Description :  Edited by H. L. Gold, &#39;Galaxy Science Fiction&#39; hit the scene in 1950 and quickly became the leading science fiction magazine of its time. ‘Galaxy’ gave a home to writers that didn&#39;t fit into ‘Astounding’ and ‘F&amp;SF,’ and readers rejoiced. In this first &#39;Galaxy Science Fiction Super Pack&#39; we bring you more than five hundred pages of fiction. These are the stories that helped ‘Galaxy Magazine’ carve it&#39;s name on the Mount Rushmore of science fiction. This volume includes ‘Dream World’ by R. A. Lafferty; ‘The Imitation of Earth’ by James Stamers; ‘Amateur in Chancery’ by George O. Smith; ‘The Lamps of the Angels’ by Richard Sabia; ‘Conditionally Human’ by Walter M. Miller, Jr.; ‘Dawningsburgh’ by Wallace West; ‘Extracts from the Galactick Almanack’ by Laurence Janifer; ‘Breakdown’ by Herbert D. Kastle; ‘A Matter of Protocol’ by Jack Sharkey; ‘Charity Case’ by Jim Harmon; ‘The Rag and Bone Men’ by Algis Budrys; ‘Pick a Crime’ by Richard R. Smith; ‘Shatter the Wall’ by Sydney Van Scyoc; ‘Always a Qurono’ by Jim Harmon; ‘Subject to Change’ by Ron Goulart; ‘Sales Talk’ by Con Blomberg; ‘The Big Engine’ by Fritz Leiber; ‘Accidental Flight’ by F. L. Wallace; ‘The World That Couldn&#39;t Be’ by Clifford D. Simak; ‘Solid Solution’ by James Stamers; ‘With These Hands’ by C. M. Kornbluth; ‘A Fall of Glass’ by Stanley R. Lee; ‘Sordman the Protector’ by Tom Purdom; ‘Jamieson’ by Bill Doede; ‘The Music Master of Babylon’ by Edgar Pangborn; and ‘The Defenders by Philip K. Dick.

36 Grotto of the Dancing Deer

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Fiction & Literature  Short Stories  Fantasy  Short Stories 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2016-03-01
Description :  <b>Collected tales of wonder, danger, and the future, including the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning title story</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> This volume contains ten stellar short stories by science fiction Grand Master Clifford D. Simak. In “Grotto of the Dancing Deer,” a man carrying an ancient secret finally speaks up, unable to bear any longer the loneliness he has experienced for millennia. In “Over the River,” which Simak wrote in memory of his beloved grandmother Ellen, children from an embattled future are sent back for safekeeping to their ancestors in the peaceful past. And in “Day of Truce,” the inhabitants of a suburban subdivision must barricade themselves against bands of roving attackers. On only one day each year do the gates open wide.&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Each story includes an introduction by David W. Wixon, literary executor of the Clifford D. Simak estate and editor of this ebook.<br /> &#xa0;<br /><b>Praise for Clifford D. Simak</b><br /> “To read science fiction is to read Simak. A reader who does not like Simak stories does not like science fiction at all.” —Robert A. Heinlein<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Like Olaf Stapledon and SF’s later mystics, Simak could dream on a grand scale.&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. Thoreau or Wordsworth would feel at home in his isolated houses rooted in natural landscapes.” —<i>Locus</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Simak is the most underrated great science fiction writer alive, and has never written a bad book.” —Theodore Sturgeon<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “I read Cliff’s stories with particular attention, and I couldn’t help but notice the simplicity and directness of the writing—the utter clarity of it. I made up my mind to imitate it, and I labored over the years to make my writing simpler, clearer, more uncluttered, to present my scenes on a bare stage.” —Isaac Asimov<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Without Simak, science fiction would have been without its most humane element, its most humane spokesman for the wisdom of the ordinary person and the value of life lived close to the land.” —James Gunn<br /><br /> During his fifty-five-year career, CLIFFORD D. SIMAK produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune,</i>&#xa0;writing fiction in his spare time.<br /> Simak was best known for the book&#xa0;<i>City</i>,&#xa0;a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel&#xa0;<i>Way Station.&#xa0;</i>In 1953&#xa0;<i>City</i>&#xa0;was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> DAVID W. WIXON was a close friend of Clifford D. Simak’s. As Simak’s health declined, Wixon, already familiar with science fiction publishing, began more and more to handle such things as his friend’s business correspondence and contract matters. Named literary executor of the estate after Simak’s death, Wixon began a long-term project to secure the rights to all of Simak’s stories and find a way to make them available to readers who, given the fifty-five-year span of Simak’s writing career, might never have gotten the chance to enjoy all of his short fiction. Along the way, Wixon also read the author’s surviving journals and rejected manuscripts, which made him uniquely able to provide Simak’s readers with interesting and thought-provoking commentary that sheds new light on the work and thought of a great writer.

37 Works of Clifford Simak

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2013-03-07
Description :  Compiled in one book, the essential collection of books by Clifford Simak<br /><br /> Empire<br /><br /> Hellhounds of the Cosmos<br /><br /> Project Mastodon<br /><br /> The Street That Wasn't There<br /><br /> The World That Couldn't Be

38 No Life of Their Own

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Science Fiction  Adventure 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2016-03-01
Description :  <b>Twelve tales of the unknown from a master of science fiction</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Clifford D. Simak had a sublime ability to evoke a lost way of life. He spent his youth in rural Wisconsin, a landscape filled with mysterious hollows, cliffs, dark forests, and the Wisconsin River flowing in its deep-cut valley. As Simak wandered the countryside and the ridges, he peopled them with imaginary characters who later came to life in his stories. One such individual is Johnny, the orphaned farm boy of “The Contraption,” who stumbles upon a wrecked starship and receives a priceless gift from its owners. Another is the old prospector Eli, whose surprising discoveries on Mercury get him killed in “Spaceship in a Flask.” In “Huddling Place,” a man with paralyzing agoraphobia is the only one who can save the life of a dear friend on Mars—if he can bear to make the trip. And in the title story, aliens slowly take over Earth while humans leave it behind and head for the Homestead Planets.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Each story includes an introduction by David W. Wixon, literary executor of the Clifford D. Simak estate and editor of this ebook.<br /> &#xa0;<br /><b>Praise for Clifford D. Simak</b><br /> “To read science fiction is to read Simak. A reader who does not like Simak stories does not like science fiction at all.” —Robert A. Heinlein<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Like Olaf Stapledon and SF’s later mystics, Simak could dream on a grand scale.&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. Thoreau or Wordsworth would feel at home in his isolated houses rooted in natural landscapes.” —<i>Locus</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Simak is the most underrated great science fiction writer alive, and has never written a bad book.” —Theodore Sturgeon<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “I read Cliff’s stories with particular attention, and I couldn’t help but notice the simplicity and directness of the writing—the utter clarity of it. I made up my mind to imitate it, and I labored over the years to make my writing simpler, clearer, more uncluttered, to present my scenes on a bare stage.” —Isaac Asimov<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Without Simak, science fiction would have been without its most humane element, its most humane spokesman for the wisdom of the ordinary person and the value of life lived close to the land.” —James Gunn<br /><br /> During his fifty-five-year career, CLIFFORD D. SIMAK produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune,</i>&#xa0;writing fiction in his spare time.<br /> Simak was best known for the book&#xa0;<i>City</i>,&#xa0;a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel&#xa0;<i>Way Station.&#xa0;</i>In 1953&#xa0;<i>City</i>&#xa0;was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> DAVID W. WIXON was a close friend of Clifford D. Simak’s. As Simak’s health declined, Wixon, already familiar with science fiction publishing, began more and more to handle such things as his friend’s business correspondence and contract matters. Named literary executor of the estate after Simak’s death, Wixon began a long-term project to secure the rights to all of Simak’s stories and find a way to make them available to readers who, given the fifty-five-year span of Simak’s writing career, might never have gotten the chance to enjoy all of his short fiction. Along the way, Wixon also read the author’s surviving journals and rejected manuscripts, which made him uniquely able to provide Simak’s readers with interesting and thought-provoking commentary that sheds new light on the work and thought of a great writer.

39 Hellhounds of the Cosmos

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Adventure  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Fiction & Literature  Classics  Short Stories  Science Fiction  High Tech 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2015-04-29
Description :  Clifford Donald Simak&#xa0;was born on August 3, 1904, in&#xa0;Millville,&#xa0;Wisconsin. He was one of the best- known science fiction writers. His fans honored him with three Hugo Awards&#xa0;and his colleagues with one&#xa0;Nebula Award. He was the third SFWA Grand Master chosen by the Science Fiction Writers of America and the&#xa0;Horror Writers Association&#xa0;chose him as one of three inaugural winners of the&#xa0;Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement. He died on April 25, 1988, in Minneapolis.&#xa0;<br /> …<br /> The Earth is under attack for about six months now. A horror has come and it is wiping out places, small towns, killing people, destroying the entire planet. Death is everywhere, but where it comes from?<br /> People cannot figure out what is happening on the Earth, since there is nothing that causes the horror. It is an unspeakable horror and chaos in the world, now threatening to strike America. Not having other explanation, scientists stated that the source of the events comes from the fourth dimension. In order to stop it, they send warriors to the other side to fight against the evil.<br /> On the other side, all the humans incorporate together into a single enormous monster and fight in a long-time battle against the long known enemy.<br /> This is a story about an inter-dimensional invasion by one strong enemy of, so called, hellhounds.

40 New Folks' Home

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Adventure  Science Fiction 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2016-03-01
Description :  <b>Ten stories of wonder and imagination by an author named Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> In the collection’s title story, Frederick Gray is closing in on seventy and has outlived his usefulness as a professor of law. He has no family; his best friend, fellow faculty member Ben Lovell, has recently died. Before Gray moves into a retirement home, he takes a final canoe trip to a favorite fishing spot he and Lovell had visited many times, only to find that someone has built a house on the remote riverside. When an accident leaves Gray stranded and in pain, he returns to the shelter seeking aid and instead finds a new reason for living.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Nine additional tales showcase Clifford D. Simak’s talent for spinning stories that allow us to glimpse the possibilities of life beyond Earth as well as expand our wisdom of what it means to be human.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Each story includes an introduction by David W. Wixon, literary executor of the Clifford D. Simak estate and editor of this ebook.<br /> &#xa0;<br /><b>Praise for Clifford D. Simak</b><br /> “To read science fiction is to read Simak. A reader who does not like Simak stories does not like science fiction at all.” —Robert A. Heinlein<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Like Olaf Stapledon and SF’s later mystics, Simak could dream on a grand scale.&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. Thoreau or Wordsworth would feel at home in his isolated houses rooted in natural landscapes.” —<i>Locus</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Simak is the most underrated great science fiction writer alive, and has never written a bad book.” —Theodore Sturgeon<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “I read Cliff’s stories with particular attention, and I couldn’t help but notice the simplicity and directness of the writing—the utter clarity of it. I made up my mind to imitate it, and I labored over the years to make my writing simpler, clearer, more uncluttered, to present my scenes on a bare stage.” —Isaac Asimov<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Without Simak, science fiction would have been without its most humane element, its most humane spokesman for the wisdom of the ordinary person and the value of life lived close to the land.” —James Gunn<br /><br /> During his fifty-five-year career, CLIFFORD D. SIMAK produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune,</i>&#xa0;writing fiction in his spare time.<br /> Simak was best known for the book&#xa0;<i>City</i>,&#xa0;a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel&#xa0;<i>Way Station.&#xa0;</i>In 1953&#xa0;<i>City</i>&#xa0;was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> DAVID W. WIXON was a close friend of Clifford D. Simak’s. As Simak’s health declined, Wixon, already familiar with science fiction publishing, began more and more to handle such things as his friend’s business correspondence and contract matters. Named literary executor of the estate after Simak’s death, Wixon began a long-term project to secure the rights to all of Simak’s stories and find a way to make them available to readers who, given the fifty-five-year span of Simak’s writing career, might never have gotten the chance to enjoy all of his short fiction. Along the way, Wixon also read the author’s surviving journals and rejected manuscripts, which made him uniquely able to provide Simak’s readers with interesting and thought-provoking commentary that sheds new light on the work and thought of a great writer.

41 Shakespeare's Planet

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Adventure  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Fiction & Literature  Science Fiction 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2015-07-21
Description :  <b>A human space traveler trapped on a remote planet must somehow unravel a confounding alien technology—or else surrender himself to a host of incomprehensible horrors</b><br /><br /> For thousands of years, Carter Horton has been traveling across the galaxy toward a distant world capable of supporting human life. At journey’s end, awakened from his millennia-long sleep by a curiously adaptive android, he is informed that his crewmates have all perished due to a system malfunction. But worse is yet to come: Horton’s sentient ship is refusing to return him to Earth, and a strangely cordial predator is waiting for him on the planet’s surface. The repulsive creature, Carnivore, arrived here via a tunnel across the universe, as did his late companion—a human dubbing himself William Shakespeare—whom Carnivore just recently devoured. But the tunnel moves in only one direction, and if Carter is unable to reverse it, he will find himself marooned forever in this incomprehensible world, at the mercy of monsters and a terrifying, mind-freezing alien anomaly that occurs every evening in the “God-hour.”<br /> &#xa0;<br /> With unparalleled verve, award-winning science fiction Grand Master Clifford D. Simak performs a truly astonishing feat of world-creation in <i>Shakespeare’s Planet. </i>Bursting with intelligence, imagination, and breathtaking invention, this is a gem of speculative fiction from one of the genre’s most revered and innovative artists.<br /><br /> “To read science-fiction is to read Simak. The reader who does not like Simak stories does not like science-fiction at all.” —Robert A. Heinlein<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Just about any work by Simak deserves to be considered a classic.” —SFBook.com<br /><br /> During his fifty-five-year career, Clifford D. Simak produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune,</i>&#xa0;writing fiction in his spare time.<br /><br /> Simak was best known for the book&#xa0;<i>City</i>,&#xa0;a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel&#xa0;<i>Way Station.&#xa0;</i>In 1953&#xa0;<i>City</i>&#xa0;was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.<br /> &#xa0;

42 Enchanted Pilgrimage

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Epic  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fantasy 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2015-07-21
Description :  <b>A scholar, a goblin, and a gnome, among others, pursue the secrets of a vanished ancient race through a wasteland of dark magic in this enthralling fantasy quest adventure</b><br /><br /> On an Earth that is different from ours, the young scholar Mark Cornwall becomes a target of the Inquisition, and specifically its most evil and obsessed agent, Beckett. Damned for asking questions, Mark is forced to escape over the border into the Wastelands, a magical realm that is home to all manner of flesh-devouring monsters. Luckily he will not have to make his journey alone. He is accompanied by a cadre of stalwart companions, including the rafter goblin Oliver, Snively the gnome, and secretive Mary from one of three parallel planes. Somewhere beyond the vengeful, blood-hungry Hellhounds, somewhere past the horrific legacy of the now-destroyed Chaos Beast, the mysteries of the Old Ones are waiting to be revealed—and only those with the courage to seek them will be able to alter the destiny of their worlds.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> In <i>Enchanted Pilgrimage</i>, Clifford D. Simak ingeniously blends elements of science fiction into a savory fantasy stew. The award-winning Grand Master of science fiction spreads his wings and takes glorious flight into a bold new realm of magic and adventure, demonstrating why he remains one of the most acclaimed storytellers in the literature of the remarkable.<br /><br /> “Just about any work by Simak deserves to be considered a classic.” —SFBook.com<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “One of the great makers of science fiction&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. The man shines through.” —Jack Williamson<br /><br /> During his fifty-five-year career, Clifford D. Simak produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune,</i>&#xa0;writing fiction in his spare time.<br /><br /> Simak was best known for the book&#xa0;<i>City</i>,&#xa0;a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel&#xa0;<i>Way Station.&#xa0;</i>In 1953&#xa0;<i>City</i>&#xa0;was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.<br /> &#xa0;<br /><br /> &#xa0;

43 Hellhounds of the Cosmos

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Adventure  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Fiction & Literature  Short Stories  Classics 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2015-02-05
Description :  The Black Horror reigns over Earth, wiping out cities and terrorizing those it chooses to let survive. But where is this invader from, and why has it chosen Earth as its new home? This is not your typical tale of a hostile alien-invasion and takeover—these beings are inhabitants of an Earth long past, creatures from another dimension. The people of Earth must find a way to travel to this other dimension, defeat these foes, and restore peace for humankind. Can it be done? Read this short story by award-winning author Clifford D. Simak.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Download Today &amp; Enjoy - Courtesy of MindFull Media

44 Project Pope

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Religious  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2015-12-01
Description :  <b>Robot believers at the far end of the galaxy endeavor to create a true religion, but their efforts could be shattered by a shocking revelation</b><br /><br /> Far in the future, on the remote planet End of Nothing, sentient robots are engaged in a remarkable enterprise. They call their project Vatican-17: an endeavor to create a truly universal religion presided over by a pope, whose extreme godliness and infallible artificial intelligence are fed by telepathic human Listeners who psychically delve into the mysteries of the universe. But the great and holy mission could be compromised by one shocking revelation that threatens to inspire serious crises of faith among the spiritual, truth-seeking robotic acolytes while tearing them into warring religious factions.&#xa0; For the Listener Mary is claiming that she has just discovered Heaven.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> There are those among the Clifford D. Simak faithful who consider <i>Project Pope </i>his masterpiece. But whether the crowning literary achievement of a multiple Hugo and Nebula Award–winning science fiction Grand Master or merely another brilliant novel of speculative fiction to stand among his many, Simak’s breathtaking search for God in the machine ingeniously blends science and spirituality in a truly miraculous way that few science fiction writers, if any, have been able to accomplish.<br /><br /> “The return of Simak’s favorite themes—including esp, robots, and religion—in a thoughtful, gentle, delightfully original treatment&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. Thoroughly enjoyable, one of the best ever from an sf grandmaster.” —<i>Kirkus Reviews</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /><b>Praise for Clifford D. Simak</b><br /> “One of the best-loved authors in SF.” —<i>Publishers Weekly</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “To read science fiction is to read Simak. The reader who does not like Simak stories does not like science fiction at all.” —Robert A. Heinlein<br /><br /> During his fifty-five-year career, Clifford D. Simak produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune,</i>&#xa0;writing fiction in his spare time.<br /><br /> Simak was best known for the book&#xa0;<i>City</i>,&#xa0;a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel&#xa0;<i>Way Station.&#xa0;</i>In 1953&#xa0;<i>City</i>&#xa0;was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.

45 The World That Couldn't Be

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2011-02-10
Description :  <b>The World That Couldn't Be</b><br /> <b></b><br />Like every farmer on every planet, Duncan had to hunt down anything that damaged his crops--even though he was aware this was--The World That Couldn't Be.<br /><br />EXCERPT<br /><br />It had been a long, hard chase, longer than he had thought it might be. But it had been successful and that was the thing that counted. For the moment, the vua crop was safe.<br />He tucked the bandanna back into his pocket, went down the slope and started up the knoll. He reached the place where the Cytha had fallen. There were three small gouts of torn, mangled fur and flesh lying on the ground and there was nothing else. He spun around and jerked his rifle up. Every nerve was screamingly alert. He swung his head, searching for the slightest movement, for some shape or color that was not the shape or color of the bush or grass or ground. But there was nothing. The heat droned in the hush of afternoon. There was not a breath of moving air. But there was danger--a saw-toothed sense of danger close behind his neck.

46 The Golden Age of Science Fiction - Volume X

Author : Fritz Leiber, Roger Dee, Poul Anderson, James Blish, Clifford D. Simak, Richard Smith, Harry Harrison, Anthony Gilmore & Robert Hoskins
Genre :  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Books  Science Fiction & Literature  High Tech 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2016-01-27
Description :  The tenth amazing volume of the Golden Age of Science Fiction!<br /><br />Featuring:<br /><br />Yesterday House, by Fritz Leiber<br />Wailing Wall, by Roger Dee<br />The Valor of Cappen Varra, by Poul Anderson<br />The Thing in the Attic, by James Blish<br />The Street that Wasn’t There, by Clifford Simak<br />The Snare, by Richard Smith<br />The Repairman, by Harry Harrison<br />The Bluff of the Hawk, by Anthony Gilmore<br />The Problem Makers, by Robert Hoskins

47 Project Mastodon

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure  Classics  Science Fiction & Literature  Adventure 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2015-04-08
Description :  A solid little time travel story that considers a few challenges that might arise from traveling into the ice age, from glacier positioning to erosion to the typical encounters with the fauna, as well as guessing how a modern, capitalist and military-strong society might want to use such a device.<br /> An excerpt…” President Wesley Adams and Secretary of State John Cooper sat glumly under a tree in the capital of Mastodonia and waited for the ambassador extraordinary to return.<br /> "I tell you, Wes," said Cooper, who, under various pseudonyms, was also the secretaries of commerce, treasury and war, "this is a crazy thing we did. What if Chuck can't get back? They might throw him in jail or something might happen to the time unit or the helicopter. We should have gone along."<br /> "We had to stay," Adams said. "You know what would happen to this camp and our supplies if we weren't around here to guard them."<br /> "The only thing that's given us any trouble is that old mastodon. If he comes around again, I'm going to take a skillet and bang him in the brisket."<br /> "That isn't the only reason, either," said President Adams, "and you know it. We can't go deserting this nation now that we've created it. We have to keep possession. Just planting a flag and saying it's ours wouldn't be enough. We might be called upon for proof that we've established residence. Something like the old homestead laws, you know."<br /> "We'll establish residence sure enough," growled Secretary Cooper, "if something happens to that time unit or the helicopter."

48 Earth for Inspiration

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Science Fiction  Fiction & Literature  Short Stories 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2016-07-05
Description :  <b>From tales of alien invasions and intergalactic war to visions of dystopian tomorrows, an astonishing collection from one of literary science fiction’s all-time greats, Hugo Award winner Clifford D. Simak.</b><br /><br /> The twentieth century’s so-called golden age of science fiction produced many great writers—including Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, and Robert Heinlein—yet none is greater than Clifford D. Simak, named Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. His bold visions of and ingenious speculations about humankind’s future, always enriched with empathy and a deep understanding of human strengths, foibles, and failings, have stood the test of time, remaining powerful, affecting, and relevant.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> This sterling collection of fantastic stories by the multiple Hugo and Nebula Award–<br /> winning master showcases some of Simak’s finest short fiction, from his earliest published tales to his later masterworks. In the wry and wonderful title story, a science fiction writer of the far future returns to a nearly abandoned Earth in search of inspiration—and finds that the dying planet holds more wonder than he bargained for. The interdimensional invasion Simak imagines in “Hellhounds of the Cosmos” displays a conceptual ingenuity not typically seen in speculative fiction prior to World War II. And other tales in this marvelous compendium offer a wide range of wonders, from the surrender terms dictated by a cute and cuddly alien enemy and a get-rich-quick real-estate scam originating from another galaxy to the truth behind a series of strange disappearances on Jupiter and an explosion of ladybugs in a salesman’s suburban home—an infestation quite possibly not of this Earth.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Whether he’s rocketing us to another galaxy, leading us through the otherworldly shadows of small-town America, or preparing us for a Wild West shootout, every literary outing with Simak is an excursion to remember.<br /> &#xa0;<br /><b>Praise for Clifford D. Simak</b><br /> “To read science fiction is to read Simak. The reader who does not like Simak stories does not like science-fiction at all.” —Robert A. Heinlein, Hugo Award–winning author of <i>Stranger in a Strange Land </i>and<i> Starship Troopers</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Without Simak, science fiction would have been without its most humane element, its most humane spokesman.” —James Gunn, author of <i>Transgalactic</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “One of the best-loved authors in SF.” —<i>Publishers Weekly </i>on <i>Highway of Eternity</i><br /><br /> During his fifty-five-year career, CLIFFORD D. SIMAK produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune,</i>&#xa0;writing fiction in his spare time.<br /><br /> Simak was best known for the book&#xa0;<i>City</i>,&#xa0;a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel&#xa0;<i>Way Station.&#xa0;</i>In 1953&#xa0;<i>City</i>&#xa0;was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> DAVID W. WIXON was a close friend of Clifford D. Simak’s. As Simak’s health declined, Wixon, already familiar with science fiction publishing, began more and more to handle such things as his friend’s business correspondence and contract matters. Named literary executor of the estate after Simak’s death, Wixon began a long-term project to secure the rights to all of Simak’s stories and find a way to make them available to readers who, given the fifty-five-year span of Simak’s writing career, might never have gotten the chance to enjoy all of his short fiction. Along the way, Wixon also read the author’s surviving journals and rejected manuscripts, which made him uniquely able to provide Simak’s readers with interesting and thought-provoking commentary that sheds new light on the work and thought of a great writer.

49 The Fellowship of the Talisman

Author : Clifford D. Simak
Genre :  Historical  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fantasy  Epic  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2015-12-01
Description :  <b>A strange assortment of humans and otherworldly beings joins a young soldier of God on his perilous quest through an alternate, technology-free reality ruled by an all-powerful Evil</b><br /><br /> In an alternate world where the Dark Ages never ended, “the Evil” that arises every five hundred years has prevented all manner of technological advancement, even well into the twentieth century. The son of a powerful English noble, young Duncan Standish has always longed to be a soldier of the Lord, and now he’s been offered a rare opportunity to fulfill his dream. Entrusted with the delivery of an ancient manuscript—purported to be irrefutable evidence of the existence of Jesus Christ—to a noted Oxenford scholar, Duncan must journey many perilous miles in the company of a motley group of fellow travelers, including a goblin, a ghost, and other magical and non-magical companions. But the road they traverse together is fraught with terrible trials that would test even the most devout, for the Evil is strong in this place of dark wonders.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Multiple Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Award–winner and SFWA Grand Master Clifford D. Simak moves easily from science fiction to quest fantasy in this enthralling tale of magic, peril, and discovery on an Earth that never was. Rich in color, thrills, and wild invention, and populated by a highly original and unforgettable cast of characters, <i>Fellowship of the Talisman </i>showcases the author’s peerless storytelling skills, demonstrating once again that the great Simak had few equals in the realm of twentieth-century speculative fiction.<br /><br /><b>Praise for Clifford D. Simak</b><br /> “Just about any work by Simak deserves to be considered a classic.” —SFBook.com<br /><br /> During his fifty-five-year career, Clifford D. Simak produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune,</i>&#xa0;writing fiction in his spare time.<br /><br /> Simak was best known for the book&#xa0;<i>City</i>,&#xa0;a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel&#xa0;<i>Way Station.&#xa0;</i>In 1953&#xa0;<i>City</i>&#xa0;was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.

50 More Fantastic Stories

Author : Frank Herbert, R. A. Lafferty, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Clifford D. Simak, Carl Jacobi, Edgar Pangborn & Andre Norton
Genre :  Adventure  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Fiction & Literature  Classics  Fantasy  Contemporary  Science Fiction 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2015-01-17
Description :  Collected here are six fantastic science fiction stories by R. A. Lafferty, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Clifford D. Simak, Edgar Pangborn, Andre Norton, and Frank Herbert. &#39;Sodom and Gomorrah, Texas&#39;: The place called Sodom was bad enough. But right down the road was the other town-and that was even worse! &#39;The Worlds of If&#39;: Dixon Wells, a fashionable playboy, is always late. What will it cost him this time. &#39;The Street That Wasn&#39;t There&#39;: Jonathon Chambers went for a walk at the same time every day for twenty years. But this time when he got home nothing seemed quite right. &#39;The Good Neighbors&#39;: You can&#39;t blame an alien for a little inconvenience - as long as he makes up for it! &#39;The Gifts of Asti&#39;: She was the guardian of the worlds, but HER world was dead. &#39;Operation Haystack&#39;: It&#39;s hard to ferret out a gang of fanatics; it would, obviously, be even harder to spot a genetic line of dedicated men. But the problem Orne had was one step tougher than that!



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