Two reporters looking for a story in the outer reaches of the Solar System come upon a derelict spaceship. Inside, they find the only inhabitant, a beautiful young woman who has been imprisoned for a thousand years in suspended animation, suspended but aware for the whole time. Together they set off on a grand adventure across the vastness of space and time in a search for a race known as the Cosmic Engineers on a mission to save the universe. Originally published as a short novel in Astounding Stories in 1939 and later expanded in this 1950 version, Cosmic Engineers shows the scope and imagination of one of science fictions true masters, Clifford Simak.
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Clifford D. Simak (August 3, 1904-April 25, 1988) was born in Millville, Wisconsin. After attending the University of Wisconsin he worked for various Midwestern newspapers. He began writing science fiction in 1931 and was a regular contributor to Astounding Stories. Much of his later fiction draws on his rural Midwestern roots. His best known work is the novel City. He was honored with three Hugo awards, one Nebula award, and was named the third Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 1977.
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Book Description Mandarin, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11041705730X