The Big Front Yard


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The Big Front Yard and Other Stories by Clifford D. Simak

Tradepaperback – Open Road Press – Aug2016 – 314 pages

Volume Two of the Complete Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak.

Hiram Taine is a handyman who can fix anything. When he isn’t fiddling with his tools, he is roaming through the woods with his dog, Towser, as he has done for as long as he can remember. He likes things that he can understand. But when a new ceiling appears in his basement—a ceiling that appears to have the ability to repair television sets so they’re better than before—he knows he has come up against a mystery that no man can solve.

Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novelette, “The Big Front Yard” is a powerful story about what happens when an ordinary man finds reality coming apart around him. Along with the other stories in this collection, it is some of the most lyrical science fiction ever published.

Each story includes an introduction by David W. Wixon


The Big Front Yard – Astounding Science Fiction, Oct 1958

The Observer – Analog, May 1972

Trail City’s Hot-Lead Crusaders – New Western Magazine, Sept 1944

Junkyard – Galaxy Science Fiction, May 1953

Mr. Meek – Musketeer – Planet Stories, Summer 1944

Neighbor – Astounding Science Fiction, June 1954

Shadow World – Galaxy Science Fiction, Sept 1957

So Bright the Vision – Fantastic Universe, August 1956


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