Way Station


Series Number: 265
Genre: Science Fiction
Condition: New
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Shelf: 8
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Author: Simak, Clifford D.
Binding: Paperback
Cover Price: 9.00
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Publisher: Collier Books
Copyright Year: 1963
Publication Year: 1992
ISBN#: 0-02-024871-7
LCCN#: 92020589
Pages: 210
Address: New York
Dewey Decimal: 813/.54
LoC Classification: PS3537.I54 W38 1993


Enoch Wallace, an American Civil War veteran, is chosen by an alien called Ulysses to administer a way station for interplanetary travel. Wallace is the only human being who knows of the existence of these aliens, until almost a hundred years later, when the US government becomes aware of and suspicious about his failure to age or die. Factions in the galactic federation want to close off development of Earth's entire arm of the galaxy to concentrate resources elsewhere, and the government's stealing the body of a dead alien gives them impetus to push forward, while the loss of an artifact giving contact with the spirit of the universe causes galactic civilization to begin to fray.