Clifford D. Simak
(August 3, 1904 – April 25, 1988)
An American pro writer who was born on a farm in Wisconsin along the Mississippi River valley where so many of his stories were set. He taught school before living and working as a newspaperman in a number of Upper Midwest town and finally in Minneapolis where he helped revive the MFS after the war.
His writing career started in the 30s and continued almost until his death.
His best known novel may be the fix-up City (1952), though Way Station may be his best.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1953 -- IFA for City
- 1959 -- Best Novelette Hugo for "The Big Front Yard"
- 1964 -- Best Novel Hugo for Way Station
- 1968 -- Minicon 1
- 1969 -- Minicon 2
- 1970 -- Minicon 3
- 1971 -- Noreascon
- 1973 -- First Fandom Hall of Fame Award
- 1976 -- Conclave
- 1977 -- Unicon 3, SFWA Grand Master Award, Jupiter Award
- 1981 -- Nebula Award, Best Short Story Hugo for "Grotto of the Dancing Deer", Denvention Two
- 1982 -- Minicon 14
- 1988 -- Minnesota Fantasy Award
- 2001 -- Readercon 13 (Memorial Guest)
- seven other Hugo nominations
Also involved: - 1945 Best Novelette Retro Hugo - 1945 Best Short Story Retro Hugo - Comet Stories of Time and Space - Gnome Press - Marvel Tales (Crawford) - Minicon 4 - Noreascon 1 - Science-Fiction Plus - The Electric Bibliograph
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