Clifford D. Simak

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(August 3, 1904 – April 25, 1988)

An American pro writer who was born on a farm in Wisconsin along the Mississippi River valley where so many of his stories were set. He taught school before living and working as a newspaperman in a number of Upper Midwest town and finally in Minneapolis where he helped revive the MFS after the war.

He was twice Worldcon GoH at Noreascon in 1971 and Denvention Two in 1981. His writing career started in the 30s and continued almost until his death.

His best known novel may be the fix-up City (1952), though Way Station may be his best.

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