Friday, August 16, 2013

Huddling Place by Clifford D. Simak - The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume I

A surprisingly compelling story about a man struggling with agoraphobia.

Although humanity has ventured out to the planets some old psychological problems still plagues society.

After seeing his son off on a trip to Mars he discovers that he simply cannot deal with the crowds and the strangeness of the space port; he is terrified of being away from home and desperately works to get back there.

A few months later he discovers a good friend is dying on Mars and only he can save him.

How will he make the trip?  Will he?

July 1944

Clifford D. Simak

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