Buckets of Diamonds: And Other Stories (The Complete Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak) (Paperback)

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This collection of stories from the Hugo Award–winning science fiction author ranges from alien planets to the more peculiar corners of the American landscape.

A pioneering voice in twentieth-century science fiction, Clifford D. Simak earned his place alongside such luminaries as Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury. While some of his stories imagined interplanetary space travel, many others depicted strange events in otherwise ordinary American towns—in what some readers would come to think of as “Simak Country.” This volume contains examples of each.

In “Horrible Example,” a small-town drunk reveals the extraordinary but essential role he plays in the community that shuns him. A space crew attempts to find substances on Jupiter that might help cure ailing humans back on Earth, in “Clerical Error.” And in the title story, a seemingly miraculous pile of treasure is scorned by a mysterious man of God.

Each story includes an introduction by David W. Wixon, literary executor of the Clifford D. Simak estate and editor of this ebook.

About the Author

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 was best known for the book City, a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel Way Station. In 1953 City was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781504083119
ISBN-10: 1504083113
Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publication Date: June 13th, 2023
Pages: 332
Language: English
Series: The Complete Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak