Way Station (A Collier Nucleus Science Fiction Classics)
Clifford Simak, winner of Hugo, Nebula, Grand Master, and other science fiction awards, was never more clearly a master of modern SF than in this novel of a simple farmer who bridged the gap between humanity and the stars. This powerfully entertaining and thought-provoking work is one of the... show more
Clifford Simak, winner of Hugo, Nebula, Grand Master, and other science fiction awards, was never more clearly a master of modern SF than in this novel of a simple farmer who bridged the gap between humanity and the stars. This powerfully entertaining and thought-provoking work is one of the all-time great favorites of science fiction.
Publish date: 1992
Publisher: Collier Books
Pages no: 210
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, 20th Century
, Speculative Fiction
I am going to cheat and give a picture of one of the book covers which summaries the main idea perfectly: Rarely do I see such a fitting cover picture on a book: it does not show any particular scene, but the plot itself. There is a way station for intergalactic travelers somewhere deep in the rura...
Like a lot of books, the story begins with an interesting principle, that aliens are using Earth as a kind of interstellar "airport" and one man, a civil war survivor has been chosen to oversee their facility. He only ages when outside the facility the aliens have built inside his old farmhouse. The...
War and violence, racial tolerance, loneliness. All are dealt with in this book but not in the way you might think. There are no raging battles with aliens, just one lone man running a way station for alien travelers.Enoch Wallace was recruited shortly after the Civil War over a hundred years ago to...
I read this as a child and later as an adult. I enjoyed it both times. This book was one of the first science fiction titles I read and it had a very strong influence on me.
I've been reading this book on and off for several years (first time I read it in Portuguese...). Once in a while I get the urge to pick it up again. It happened again... lolStorytelling, movie making, painting are all art forms. There is no right or wrong way to make art. There's no inherently pro...