Way Station

byClifford D. Simak

Paperback | July 21, 2015

Way Station by Clifford D. Simak
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An ageless hermit runs a secret way station for alien visitors in the Wisconsin woods in this Hugo Award–winning science fiction classic

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 . . . though the cure could ultimately prove more terrible than the disease.
 
Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel, Way Station 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.”
 
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 Minneapolis Star-Tribune, writing fiction in his spare time. Simak ...
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Title:Way StationFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:236 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:236 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.68 inPublished:July 21, 2015Publisher:Open Road MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1504013212

ISBN - 13:9781504013215

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Editorial Reviews

“Simak does an excellent job. . . . [His] ideas are so sharp and his writing so warm.” —The Guardian   “Well-told and interesting . . . Involving and fast-moving, with plenty of SF heft to its ideas, and plenty of emotional punch as well . . . Highly recommended.” —SF Site   “This is the Old Master at his best.” —Las Vegas Review-Journal