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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
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Immortalism -- Fiction
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Science fiction, American
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Science fiction, American