Way station

Book Cover
Average Rating
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Winner of the 1963 Hugo Award for Best Novel.Enoch Wallace, who has not aged since the Civil War, runs a "way station" for interstellar travel. In an America which keeps tabs on odd people, Enoch has come to the attention of the government. War is looming on Earth and in the stars. "To read science fiction is to read Simak. The reader who does not like Simak stories does not like science fiction at all." - - Robert A. Heinlein"[A] book about substanstial ghosts, about loneliness and about the sense of wonder itself . . . Simak at his very best." - - Brian W. Aldiss"Simak's novels are gripping, humane, and always unpredictable. He was one of our very best. Ever." - - Jack McDevitt
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 3d8d16e8-9208-d400-4e3a-c86b810093ff
Grouping Title way station
Grouping Author simak clifford d
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-08-02 04:20:43AM
Last Indexed 2019-08-24 04:28:42AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Simak, Clifford D.
author2-role hoopla digital.
author_display Simak, Clifford D
available_at_santafe Main Library
detailed_location_santafe Main
Online Hoopla Collection
display_description 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."
format_category_santafe Books
format_santafe Book
id 3d8d16e8-9208-d400-4e3a-c86b810093ff
isbn 9781504013185
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
hoopla:MWT11554141 Online Hoopla Collection Online Hoopla eBook eBook 1 false true Hoopla https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11554141 Available Online
ils:.b10449784 .i1732080x Main Sci Fi Simak, C 1 false false *CHECK SHELF* mn
Regular Circ
last_indexed 2019-08-24T10:28:42.481Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_santafe Sci Fi Simak, C
owning_library_santafe Santa Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafe Main Library
primary_isbn 9781882968275
publishDate 2004
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
hoopla:MWT11554141 eBook eBook English Open Road Media, 2015. 1 online resource
ils:.b10449784 Book Books Clifford D. Simak Centennial ed. English Old Earth Books, 2004 printing, c1963. 225 p. ; 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
hoopla:MWT11554141 Available Online Available Online false true false false false false
ils:.b10449784 .i1732080x On Shelf *CHECK SHELF* false true true false false true 9999
subject_facet Electronic books
Immortalism -- Fiction
Science fiction
Science fiction, American
title_display Way station
title_full Way Station [electronic resource] Simak, Clifford D.
Way station / Clifford D. Simak
title_short Way station
topic_facet Electronic books
Science fiction, American