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by Clifford D. Simak


6 Books about Clifford D. Simak. 7 Biographical sources.

6 Books about Clifford D. Simak's robot-awareness theme goes farthest in All the Traps of Earth. A 600-year-old robot, a family retainer who earned the name Richard Daniel, is considered chattel to be reprogrammed and lose all its memories.

This title will be released on August 28, 2018. Simak was best known for the book City, a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel Way Station. This title will be released on September 4, 2018. In 1953 City was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award.

Читать онлайн A Choice of Gods. The tier of books ran all around the room, broken only by two doors and, on the river side, three windows.

Clifford Simak A Choice of Gods 1 Aug. 1, 2185: So we begin again. Actually, we began again fifty years ago, but did not know it then. Читать онлайн A Choice of Gods. When the first tier ended a balcony began, guarded by decorative metal railing, and on the balcony the second tier of books went all around the room.

Nine tales of imagination and wonder from one of the formative voices of science fiction and fantasy, the author of Way Station and City. 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.

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Clifford D. Simak (1904 -1988) Clifford Donald Simak was born in Wisconsin, in 1904. He attended the University of Wisconsin and spent his working life in the newspaper business. He flirted briefly with science fiction in the early '30s but did not start to write seriously until John W. Campbell's Astounding Stories began to rejuvenate the field in 1937. Simak was a regular contributor to Astounding throughout the Godlen Age, producing a body of well regarded work. He won the Nebula and multiple Hugo Awards, and in 1977 was the third writer to be named a Grand Master by SFWA.

A Choice of Gods book. One day most of humankind disappeared  .

Nominated for the Hugo Award when it first appeared in print more than forty years ago, Clifford D. Simak’s brilliant and thought-provoking A Choice of Gods 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. Post-apocalyptic Aliens Sci-fi & Fantasy.

книга A Choice of Gods. Clifford Simak A Choice of Gods. 1. Aug. By the end of the first year we should have known that it was impossible; by the end of five we should have been willing to admit it, but we weren't.

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Nto
I discovered Cliff Simak a few years ago -- read the Way Station -- and got hooked. This was a nice read -- pretty quick. I have often wondered if the universe, being as complex as it is, is conscious of its own existence -- much like "the purpose" described in the book. Very intelligent, but not something you could have a conversation with. I've recently read other books that talked about the nature of consciousness (i.e. Anathem. Neuromancer) and what constitutes a "soul", so this was timely for me. Its a good read, and I am pretty sure I will need to read it again. There's a lot of good things to think about in it.
Chi
I think that without that title the book wouldn't. E seen as religios at all. It's a very deep speculation about the nature of humanity and what we might become given enough time and opportunity. Kind of a departure, but a great read!
Tetaian
Most original, best science fiction. Many of same ideas as the Pope Project, also highly recommended
Small Black
At about half way through this book I realized that I had read it when I was much younger. Still a good read because the issues discussed are still very much with us.
Ces
There are enough ideas in this one book for many different exciting books. What I most enjoyed was that many things were left unsolved and that excited me even more since I continue to think about them after the novel is over. What an imagination this guy has!!
Ishnjurus
I am a huge Clifford Simak fan & this book is one of the best I have read. I felt as if I knew the robots from his other books, especially Dogs. The people in the book are thinkers, no doers, but that is ok - thinking works sometimes. Loved this book as well as all that I have read by this author. I believe he has a gentle soul.
Via
Clifford is a joy to read. For a different way of looking at the world, City and Way Station deserve a read!
While superficially this novel has a lot in common with the probably most well known
novel by this author, "City", "A choice of gods" has not the same emotional depth
and logical story progression of that previous novel. As in "City" most of humanity
disappears and those who remain, a handful of humans and all the robots have to find
a way to come to terms with this situation. Miraculously the remaining humans have now
a disease-free lifespan of 8000 years and develop over time abilities like teleportation
and telepathy as is revealed in the first part of the novel.

No coherent explanation for these developments is ever provided. Once this basic
scenario is set up a significant number of coincidences drive the development of the story.
The main message the author, it seems, wants to convey is how technology corrupts
the human spirit without making anything close to a compelling case for this message.
It is easy to criticize the use of technology when you do not have to worry about your
health, can spiritually live of the cultural heritage of the previously existing civilization,
and have armies of essentially indestructible robots, also produced by that civilization,
that take care of all the manual labor. It is also very hypocritical and very unconvincing.

The only enjoyable aspect of reading this novel is Clifford D. Simak's writing style
but this enjoyment does not, at least in my view, compensate for the very severe flaws
in the story.
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