Title: The Goblin Reservation
Author: Clifford D. Simak
Genre: Science Fiction
Why did you get this book? I like Simak.
Did you enjoy the book? Yes.
Was the author new to you? No. I have read several of his books before. Most recently The Cemetery World, Highway of Eternity and Way Station.
Would you read something by this author again? Yes.
Are you keeping it or passing it on? I am keeping it.
Anything else? Our hero returns from being diverted to a mysterious crystal world where an ancient race wish to sell the knowledge of two universes. The matter transmitter that diverted him sent sent his duplicate to the world he was originally traveling to. And now his other self has been killed in an accident. Our hero discovers he is officially dead. Now the people he has to try to sell the knowledge to want nothing to do with him. It would also help if he knew the price. The race on the crystal world have not yet informed him what it is. A tale of goblins and trolls, a ghost, a Neanderthal, a historian and her saber tooth tiger. Throw in Shakespeare on the run, a banshee or two and a painter from the past who apparently has met the ancient race, a touch of university bureaucracy and a couple of pub brawls and the stage is set to figure out how to sort out the mess.
Number of pages: 190
Total pages for the year: 3590