Related to: 'Empire'

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Destiny Doll

Clifford D. Simak
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Clifford D. Simak

The planet beckoned them from space - and closed round them like a Venus Fly Trap! Assailed by strange perils and even stranger temptations, the little group stumbled towards its destiny - Mike Ross, the pilot, Sara Foster, the big game hunter, blind George Smith, and the odious Friar Tuck. Before them was a legend made flesh, around them were creatures of myth and mystery, close behind them stalked Nemesis. The doll, the little wooden painted doll, was to be their salvation. Or their damnation, for each might choose, and find, his own Nirvana.

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Time and Again

Clifford D. Simak
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Clifford D. Simak

Asher Sutton has a book in his hands - a book that would change the history of the galaxy, a book by himself...that he had never written. Or had he? Or would he?

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Shakespeare's Planet

Clifford D. Simak
Authors:
Clifford D. Simak

After a thousand years in space the earth vessel lands on a remote planet capable of supporting human life, Shakespeare's Planet. But due to a systems malfunction Carter Horton is the only crew member to awaken from his long sleep. And on the strange alien planet he finds only the bizarre creature named Carnivore. Soon he discovers that the two of them must leave the planet immediately - or face certain death. But his space-ship is now obsolete and the inner-space tunnel, their only escape-route to safety, has broken down...

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Way Station

Clifford D. Simak
Authors:
Clifford D. Simak

Enoch Wallace survived the carnage of Gettysburg and lived through the rest of the Civil War to make it home to his parents' farm in south-west Wisconsin. But his mother was already dead and his father soon joined her in the tiny family cemetery. It was then that Enoch met the being he called Ulysses and the farm became a way station for space travellers. Now, nearly a hundred years later, the US government is taking an interest in the seemingly immortal Enoch, and the Galactic Council, which set up the way station is threatening to tear itself apart.Winner of the Hugo Award for best novel, 1964

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Cemetery World

Clifford D. Simak
Authors:
Clifford D. Simak

Earth: expensive, elite graveyard to the galaxy. Ravaged 10,000 years earlier by war, Earth was reclaimed by its space-dwelling offspring as a planet of landscaping and tombstones. None of them fully human, Fletcher, Cynthia, and Elmer journey through this dead world, discovering human traits and undertaking a quest to rebuild a human world on Earth.

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Cosmic Engineers

Clifford D. Simak
Authors:
Clifford D. Simak

"Upon you and you alone must rest the fate of the universe. You are the only ones to save it." Thus spoke the mysterious Cosmic Engineers to a small group of human beings on the rim of the solar system. Somewhere out there in the vastness of the galaxies lurked the greatest challenge they would ever face - the catastrophic fury of the Hellhounds of Space. Promptly, courageously the earthlings boarded their galactic spaceships and journeyed out far beyond uncharted stars, plunging into dangers too awful even to contemplate.

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Ring Around the Sun

Clifford D. Simak
Authors:
Clifford D. Simak

Jay Vickers was an ordinary man, or so he thought. All he wanted was to be left in peace to finish his next book. However, strange things started happenin - from his discovery of a mouse that was not a mouse, to the visit of an old neighbor that was not a man. Or at least he was not an ordinary man. For as it turned out, neither was Jay Vickers. This is the story of human mutation - the next step in the evolution of the species. What if mutants walked among us already? What if they were organized? What if they had unbelievable powers, such as the ability to cross between alternate worlds or dimensions at will, or to intuitively reach the absolutely correct answer by intuition or "hunch", or to telepathically reach out to the stars? Such supermen would automatically try to conquer lesser men, would they not? Or would they do everything in their power to free the rest of humanity from slavery and suffering? Just what would the political and corporate powers-that-be do to keep their power and their slaves? How would mutants undermine the power of these bosses to set mankind free? This is a story of unlimited freedom, of worlds without end, ready for the taking. It is also the story of powerful, benevolent beings that exist only to help those who need that help. This is a future of a lop-sided mechanical culture of technology that could provide creature comfort for a few, but not human justice or security for the many. It is a future of hate, and war, and worry. Nothing like the way the world really turned out - after all, there couldn't really be an underground of mutants working to free humanity . . . could there?

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Time is the Simplest Thing

Clifford D. Simak
Authors:
Clifford D. Simak

Without setting foot on another planet, people like Shep Blaine were reaching out to the stars with their minds, telepathically contacting strange beings on other worlds. But even Blaine was unprepared for what happened when he communed with the soul of an utterly alien being light years from Earth. After recovering from his experience, he becomes a dangerous man: not only has he gained startling new powers - but he now understands that humankind must share the stars. Hunted through time and space by those who he used to trust, Blaine undergoes a unique odyssey that takes him through a nightmarish version of small-town America as he seeks to find others who share his vision of a humane future. Blaine has mastered death and time. Now he must master the fear and ignorance that threatened to destroy him!

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Trouble with Tycho

Clifford D. Simak
Authors:
Clifford D. Simak
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They Walked Like Men

Clifford D. Simak
Authors:
Clifford D. Simak
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All Flesh is Grass

Clifford D. Simak
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Clifford D. Simak
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Why Call Them Back from Heaven?

Clifford D. Simak
Authors:
Clifford D. Simak

Imagine a future where cryogenics has become commonplace . . .Imagine a future where one dominant corporation has a monopoly on the process: freezing and preserving everyone in the world, until either a cure for their disease - or for ageing itself - is discovered . . .Imagine a future in which people work their entire lives to scrape together enough money for the corporate 'trust fund' required to maintain their frozen bodies . . .Now, imagine that all of this is a giant scam. No one has ever been revived - and no one ever will be.Imagine that you have unwittingly stumbled over the great lie at the heart of this future - and the corporation knows that you know . . .

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The Werewolf Principle

Clifford D. Simak
Authors:
Clifford D. Simak
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The Goblin Reservation

Clifford D. Simak
Authors:
Clifford D. Simak
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Out of Their Minds

Clifford D. Simak
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Clifford D. Simak
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A Choice of Gods

Clifford D. Simak
Authors:
Clifford D. Simak

The Earth's population was more than eight billion. One day they were there, the next they were gone - all except the guests at a family birthday party, a small tribe of American Indians, and, of course, the robots. Technology disintegrated, the Indians went back to nature, and the rest developed new and extraordinary powers. As for the robots, some went to live with the remnants of humanity, others gathered in their own community and commenced work on the Project, work which was baffling in all its fantastic electronic complexity. Then one day a traveller returned from the stars - and the idyllic existence of the last of Earth's humans was threatened.

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Our Children's Children

Clifford D. Simak
Authors:
Clifford D. Simak
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The Enchanted Pilgrimage

Clifford D. Simak
Authors:
Clifford D. Simak

Their quest was to find the Elders. But hellhounds, witchcraft and harpies barred their way. From the theft of a manuscript in a fusty library an amazing tale develops. From a young man's obstinate questions emerges an answer of stupendous import. The quest for an elder civilisation becomes a terrifying ordeal. Enchanted Pilgrimage is like no other fantasy novel - a stunning adventure set in an alternative universe where myths still walk the earth.

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A Heritage of Stars

Clifford D. Simak
Authors:
Clifford D. Simak

Thousands of years into the future man has completely destroyed a technology-based society and lives a tribal existence, worshipping the 'brain'-cases of long-rusted robots. Here and there pockets of knowledge remain, and young Tom Cushing lives in one such university. His imagination fired by reading of the fabled 'Place of Going to the Stars' in an ancient manuscript, Tom sets out on a long odyssey to find out if the legend is true. His journey encompasses excitement, danger and some strange and colourful companions who commune with plants, can sense life and include the very last robot. But nothing he meets along the way compares with what he and his motley group find at Thunderhead Butte, the Place of Going to the Stars, their journey's end. Here wonder abounds almost as at the edge of the universe. A new challenge, for man to rediscover his destiny, to fulfil his heritage and recover his lost knowledge.

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City

Clifford D. Simak
Authors:
Clifford D. Simak