by Clifford D. Simak
This is the novel that garnered the 1963 Hugo Award for Clifford
D. Simak, and has earned a special place in the hearts of countless
readers who have enjoyed it over the years. Rather than become
dated, Way Station has remained timeless.
It's the story of Enoch Wallace, who fought in the Civil War and
returned to the simple house where he was born, in rural Millville,
Wisconsin. He still resides there today, but Enoch hasn't
aged since the war ended in 1865, and neither has his home, impregnable
to any known weapon. For years he has secretly manned a way
station for a galactic federation's transit network, acting as Earth's
unassuming diplomat to the stars.
"To read science fiction is to read Simak. The
reader who does not like Simak stories does not like science
fiction at all."
Robert A. Heinlein