Clifford Donald Simak (SIMAK Clifford Donald)( Classic American and world fiction.)
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Biography Clifford Donald Simak (SIMAK Clifford Donald)
On the main specialty - paperboy (he worked in the offices of various newspapers from 1929 to 1976).
Began to publish fiction in 1931 - story "The World of the Red Sun" appeared in the journal "Wonder Stories". Over the 1932-1937 period, he published only one story, but since 1938 has been actively writing stories for the magazine "Astounding SF", directed by John in. Campbell. With the publication of "Astounding" Simak quickly became popular among fans of science fiction. In 1944 he published the novel in the magazine "The City" (book edition was published in 1952, . in 1981 published an extended version), . which became one of the most famous science fiction novels of the XX century and was awarded (for book publication) Prize International Fantasy Award.,
. In the early 50-ies Simak begins to publish in new journals - in particular, in "Galaxy", which in 1951 published his novel "Time and Again"
. In 1953 a separate edition of the novel "Ring around the sun". During the 50-ies he has also published numerous short stories, collected in several anthologies. Published in 1958 novel "The immense courtyard" award from Hugo.
. Since the early 60-ies Simak switched primarily to writing novels, . most significant of which is "Way Station" (1963), . and award-winning "Hugo", . but his other books at the time - "What could be simpler time" (1961), . "Almost as people" (1962), . "All living things" (1965) is not too inferior to him,
. In 1968 he published the famous novel "The Reserve goblins, almost immediately translated into Russian and became extremely popular among fans of Soviet fiction.
. Simak's novels, published in the 70-80-ies much less than previously published, the most important of them are "A Choice of Gods" (1972), "A Heritage of Stars" (1977), "The Visitors" (1980)
. Story "Grotto dancing deer" (1980) awarded the Hugo and Nebula.
In 1977, Simak was awarded the prize of "Grand Master Nebula".