Read 2008/9 – Highway of Eternity

Book: 9
Title: Highway of Eternity

Author: Clifford D. Simak
Genre: Science Fiction
Why did you get this book? Because I like Simak’s work.
Did you enjoy the book? Yes. I first read this book many years ago.
Was the author new to you? No. I had previously read this book, Shakespeare’s Planet, The Goblin Reservation, Cemetry World and Way Station.
Would you read something by this author again? Definitely.
Are you keeping it or passing it on? I am keeping it.
Anything else? Simak’s last published novel. He philosophizes about the universe and out place in it. This quote by one of the characters on the people of his time seems ominous:

The rest of the people completely abandoned the old values. They rejected technology, which in many ways, had served them in good stead and could have served them better if they had bothered to develop a stronger ethical code. They walked away from progress. In all fairness, I must say that progress, in certain instances, was detrimental. Yet it lifted us from beasts to a fairly reasonable and decent society…

I see such tendencies in our own times.

Number of pages: 289
Total pages for the year: 2861

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One Response to Read 2008/9 – Highway of Eternity

  1. […] book? Yes. Was the author new to you? No. I have read several of his books before. Most recently Highway of Eternity and Way Station. Would you read something by this author again? Yes. Are you keeping it or passing […]

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