Saturday, June 30, 2007

Desertion - Clifford D. Simak

Altered man mission adds a mutt.

4.5 out of 5


Lucius said...

Taught this as one of the primordial SF stories in my science fiction elective (open to grades 9 through 12 - US, that is).
The inevitable follow-up is the movie "A Boy and His Dog". Just sayin'.

Lucius said...

Back in the early '90's the 9th grade English class anthology I used had another Simak story (I think it was "A Death in the House"). Reading Simak touched a chord in me...His homespun downhome everydayfolk sensibility rendered unto his stories an immediate accessability.

It's rather a shame that Bradbury has garnered the lion's share in public education while Simak remains on the sidelines. Alas.