Year of publication: 2016
Sequence of author: The complete short fiction of clifford d. simak(№1)
Grotto of the Dancing Deer : And Other Stories
Clifford D Simak
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Grotto of the Dancing Deer And Other Stories The Complete Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak, Volume Four Introduction by David W. Wixon Introduction The Language of Clifford D. Simak by David W. Wixon “The day the barn caved in, Pa was ready to admit flat out that there was something to what Butch’s Pa had said. It was all Ma could do to keep him from going up the road to see Andy Carter and talk to him by hand.” —Clifford D. Simak, in “No Life of Their Own” One of the most notable features of the works, and particularly the earliest short stories, of Clifford D. Simak was his frequent use of colloquial language; in fact, sometimes his characters became so “colloquial” as to suggest parody. And such usages were particularly jarring when they came from the mouths of people working in a highly technological environment like outer space (see “Mr. Meek Plays Polo” for one example). To modern ears and eyes, such language...