Clifford D. Simak

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Birthday
3, 1904
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Apr 25, 1988 (83)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
3, 1904
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Apr 25, 1988 (83)

About

The author of such award-winning science fiction novels as Way Station and City, he explored themes of time, place, and religion in his works.

Before Fame

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, he worked for several Midwestern newspapers. In 1933, he began publishing his stories in pulp magazines.

Trivia

His best-known work, City, describes a world taken over by dogs. The novel won the International Fantasy Award in 1952.

Family Life

He was born in the small town of Millville, Wisconsin. He used a fictionalized version of his hometown as the setting for many of his works.

Associated With

He developed an interest in science fiction after reading the work of H.G. Wells.