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The Visitors

Copyright 1978 by Clifford D. Simak

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I first read this in 1990 and most recently on the 11th February 2012

Aliens are here in the US. No one knows why or what they're up to. The Government is at a loss. The aliens are giant black cubes and that's not exactly a good starting point for mutual comprehension. The government's natural strategy is to seize whatever technological advantage they can while carefully avoiding panic. It won't work in this case though. We're simply outclassed.

However, in the small town of Lone Pine, Minnesota, some people are developing an inkling of what these Visitors may be.

Sadly all my other Simak books are in Silo One at the moment and that is currently inaccessible. Has been for years in fact. This book is a fine consolation. It's a good read, nicely observed and well written. But, it's not exactly jam-packed with action. A bit pastoral in inclination, you might say.

Loaded on the 7th March 2020.
    
Cover of The Visitors
Cover art by Chris Moore



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