A Death in the House – Clifford D. Simak

Simak Complete Stories #7 A collection of mostly science fiction stories by Clifford Simak. I still can’t pretend to understand the logic of the sequencing in this series, but however, they were chosen, the stories in this collection are mostly very good. Much of this is classic Simak – extraordinary events happen to an ordinary guy, in a very low key fashion, far from the centers of power and commerce. There are a couple of…

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Grotto of the Dancing Deer – Clifford D. Simak

Simak Complete Stories #4 A collection of science fiction stories by Clifford D. Simak. I often despair of understanding the logic of anthologists. Especially in collected works anthologies, they seem to group stories together with no clear organizational logic. This Open Road Media collection is no different. This volume has what it claims may be Simak’s first story, from 1930, along with a western, and stories written up toward the end of the last century.…

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I Am Crying All Inside – Clifford D. Simak

Simak Complete Stories #1 A collection of speculative stories from Clifford D. Simak. I’ve been on a little bit of a Clifford Simak kick lately, triggered by a chance reading of All Flesh is Grass, and I’ve been happy to revisit or discover more of his work. This collection of warm, friendly stories – the first in a projected dozen – kept me feeling that way. While I tend to think of Simak in terms…

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