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Shakespeare's Planet
Shakespeare's Planet
Author: Clifford D. Simak
ISBN: 391
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There are at least three classes of Simak works: his top novels; his fantasy-for-fun novels; and his short stories. "Shakespeare's Planet" is solidly in the second class and it is a great fun read, filled with odd characters and odder situations that may (or perhaps may not) resolve by the end of the story -- and it is also a somewhat somber speculation on why perhaps humans should not travel into the Universe, on the meaning of identity, and on the meeting of alien intelligence. In minor disagreement with member Danielle's review, if you're new to Simak, I would recommend "Way Station", "The Visitors", or "Our Children's Children" as prime examples of his style and humor and sense of speculation and philosophy of the future -- although my personal favorites are the novel "Highway of Eternity" and the novella "The Big Front Yard".
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