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eBook Goblin Reservation ePub

by Clifford D. Simak

  • ISBN: 0425039579
  • Category: Historical
  • Subcategory: Love Story
  • Author: Clifford D. Simak
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Berkley; First Ed edition (April 15, 1978)
  • ePub book: 1450 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1352 kb
  • Other: lit txt docx doc
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 117

Description

Well?" the goblin asked. It has a strange taste to it, but it is palatable. Loving effort?" asked the goblin. Yes, I'd even say too much loving effort

Well?" the goblin asked. Someday that troll bridge I will take down," said Mr. O'Toole, with a surge of sudden wrath. Yes, I'd even say too much loving effort. Weak tears ran down the goblin's cheeks and he lifted a hairy, calloused hand to wipe them away. You must pay me slight attention," he told Maxwell.

Reservation The Goblin. The Goblin Reservation Clifford D. Simak Inspector Drayton sat, solidly planted behind the desk, and waited

Reservation The Goblin. Simak Inspector Drayton sat, solidly planted behind the desk, and waited. He was a rawboned man with a face that looked as if it might have been hacked, by a dull hatchet, out of a block of gnarled wood. His eyes were points of flint and at times they seemed to glitter, and he was angry and upset. But such a man, Peter Maxwell knew, would never give way to any kind of anger. Inspector Drayton sat, solidly planted behind the desk, and waited.

The Goblin Reservation. He found himself looking forward to the trip, for the roadway ran along the hills of Goblin Reservation. Not that there were only goblins there; there were many other of the Little Folk and they all were friends of his-or at least most of them were friends. There was, behind that anger, a bulldog quality that would go plodding on, undisturbed by anger. And this was just the situation, Maxwell told himself, that he had hoped would not come.

The Goblin Reservation book. Author: Clifford Simak. The Goblin Reservation1.

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.

From science fiction Grand Master Clifford D. Simak, an interstellar adventure of aliens, fairies, and time travel. Until the day he was murdered, Professor Peter Maxwell was a respected faculty member of the College of Supernatural Phenomena.

Comments

GawelleN GawelleN
Great reading for a kid as well as an adult. I would say it is more a modern fairytale than a science fiction. Like this book since I was 10 and re-read it several times. Even couldn't resist to make several small illustrations for it. Scientists, neanderthal, ghost, bio-sable-tooth, aliens, artist, etc - such an interesting mix.
Tolrajas Tolrajas
Goblin Reservation is one of the few examples of a happy marriage between SF and fantasy, that many strive for but only chosen achieve. This book because of its relatively small size and "classic" SF elements (like aliens, cybertigers and space travel) is a great introduction to a more Tolkienish side of Simak creativity, filled with dwarves, ogres and rafter goblins. It can ease a neophyte poisoned by the made-for-TV SF into reading of Fellowship of Talisman, Heritage of Stars and Where the Evil Dwells. Did I mention it's a good book? Well, then, don't just sit there...
Dominator Dominator
Aliens, beer drinking goblins, trolls, ghosts, time travel, teleportation, dragons, and a hard drinking neanderthal? Say what?

Yes, this story has all of that and more. I wasn't sure I would like this story, given the fantasy underpinnings mixed with SciFi. But you know what? I did like this book. It's a weird wild ride that is clever, fun, and has some interesting things to say about the common things among us and other creatures. If you can find a copy of this book, and you enjoy these subjects, you'll like it.
Trex Trex
Simak is one of the Golden Age of SF but you'll never mistake him for Doc Smith or Heinlein. I've heard him called "pastoral SF" and that may not be a bad description. The plots are so-so with this one having an obvious cheat, and the characters tend to be well-drawn rather than vivid, but Simak takes you to wonderful places.

In this case, the place appears to be the University of Wisconsin main campus at Madison, perhaps four centuries in the future. Earth is largely a set of interconnected universities serving a far more widespread civilization. Our hero, having been secretly duplicated by the matter transporter, is both (a) dead, and probably murdered and (b) taken to an unknown and unimagined planet and offered a galaxy's worth of knowledge--for an unspecified price. The plot drives the action, but the plot is not the point. The point is a university with a Department of the Supernatural, which, yes, really does maintain a Goblin reservation and an amnesiac ghost, and a Department of Time which brings forward Will Shakespeare to lecture on "how I did not write the plays of Shakespeare" to the delight of Baconians and Alley Oop, their resident Neanderthal. (I shouldn't even mention a bio-mech sabertooth tiger named Sylvester, so I won't.) I already owned two copies of this one, but my stuff being in storage I bought it a third time to have breakfast in the Union overlooking the lake, to meet with my old friends in the Pig and Whistle and afterwards have dinner and bootleg hooch in Alley Oop's shack.

It's not a page-turner. But if you're snowed in and looking for a good place to spend the weekend, I highly recommend it.
Hra Hra
An imaginative tale, but with an ending that is a bit of a letdown.
Gugrel Gugrel
Awesome!
Flas Flas
I like a stile of Simak. He is a great sci-fiction writer. I was pleasure to read this book once again.
Magic!