Clifford D. Simak
(August 3, 1904 – April 25, 1988)
Clifford D. Simak, an American pro writer, 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 towns and finally in Minneapolis where he helped revive the MFS after the war.
His writing career started in the 1930s 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 -- International Fantasy Award 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 I, Nebula Award Weekend Keynote Speaker
- 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
- 1987 -- Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement
- 1988 -- Minnesota Fantasy Award
- 2001 -- Readercon 13 Memorial Guest
- 2014 -- 1939 Best Novelette Retro Hugo
- 2020 -- 1945 Best Novelette Retro Hugo
- seven other Hugo nominations
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